When there is a wide gap between what we would like our relationship to be and what we experience on a daily basis, the pain of that reality can weigh on us.
Yet sometimes, despite people’s best intentions, couples can find themselves
- having the same argument again and again,
- feeling as though they have little in common, or
- treating each other more like roommates than intimate lovers.
The reality is, in our modern world, it’s little surprise that relationships end up taking a backseat to other demands and priorities. Our lives are incredibly busy. Somehow the person we care about the most ends up being the last one to get our time and attention.
Even more, life brings many stressors for relationships that are not the least bit romantic or passion-inducing. From children to extended family, financial difficulties to job stress, mental illness to health problems, sexual issues to pornography, life asks a lot of us and our relationship. It’s little wonder that maintaining a sense of intimacy can be so difficult.
Thankfully, there is hope. Connecting again is possible.
Therapy offers the chance to:
- re-focus on each other,
- find a way to dialogue about difficult issues,
- learn ways of increasing your sense of connection, both now and in the future.
My work with couples is based on Gottman Method Couples Therapy, which provides insights and tools that all couples need to know about.
As appropriate, I also draw from the insight of other master therapists, as well any research that might be relevant for your particular concerns.
I hope you will reach out so that we can discuss any questions or concerns that you might have. I look forward to speaking with you!