Do you have communication or trust issues in your relationship?
Are you struggling to stay connected in your relationship?
Does your partner seem disinterested in couples therapy?
Do you believe dysfunction or trauma in your family of origin is causing relational difficulties?
Intimate relationships are difficult to maneuver, especially as time goes on, and minor issues and misunderstandings grow into bigger problems. You may find your sense of closeness and emotional safety diminishing as fighting increases. Marriage / Couples counseling can definitely help you feel more connected, improve communication, and conflict resolution.
Attachment is key to understanding the bond between intimate partners. Similar to a parent and child, when connection is lost, partners are susceptible to “protest behaviors” to try to demand the attention, care, and connection of the other. These behaviors can be immature, loud, and unproductive, but the desperate actions make sense from a biological standpoint: our partner is important for our own survival. They keep us safe.
Healthy intimate relationships are important for ultimate happiness, but research shows that couples often take up to six years of an unhappy relationship before seeking professional help. By the time many couples find support from our team at Lifestance Health, the relationship may be highly damaged. We apply the latest and best couples counseling research, offering you the tools to promote intimacy and the insight to spot specific behaviors that predict a couple is on the verge of breaking up. There is hope, and with the help you deserve, you can reclaim happiness in your relationship and learn to resolve differences.
Your therapist begins treatment by learning about your relationship history, values, cultural background, and family-of-origin dynamics. He or she will then help you narrow down concerns for treatment, create goals, and pave the way for improvement. Both you and your partner can learn to apply skills in your daily interactions and learn how your roles contribute to problems. Research shows that couples counseling helps 80% of couples improve their satisfaction with their relationship.
It’s time to put your relationship on the right path.
At Lifestance Health, our highly skilled team of licensed therapists is here to provide the support you need. Contact us to make an appointment. We offer weekend and evening hours for your convenience, and accept many insurance plans.