Being in a healthy relationship is fulfilling and requires ongoing care.
Frequently couples find their relationship stuck in unhealthy negative patterns, repeating the same interactions again and again. They desire change but are unsure how to interrupt these unhealthy cycles. As time goes on, disconnection sets into their relationship and they begin leading separate but parallel lives in the same household, leaving them feeling frustrated and alone in the relationship.
The pandemic has increased a great deal of stress in many relationships which have been aggravated by the impact of social distancing and quarantining. Couples differ in their responses to crises or sudden ‘threats’ to emotional or physical safety. Our virtual sessions are constructed to assist partners in increasing their understanding of themselves and their partner with the goal of improving their relationship and connection. Click here for a list of tips and techniques to help you get the most out of your sessions.
Our aim is to help you and your partner identify the root cause of the interactional patterns which leave you feeling isolated and frustrated. By looking at your experience in the relationship, we will assist you in sharing your feelings with each other in a constructive way so you can gain new and robust understanding about each other. This new understanding will also assist you in making sense of what has been triggering these patterns that set you apart from each other. Gaining insight in these patterns will facilitate healing and create the space for finding new more fulfilling ways to move forward in the relationship. As a result, you and your partner will learn how to communicate more constructively, gain more understanding of each other’s needs and stay connected turning towards each other in times of stress rather than away from each other.
“Being the 'best you can be' is really only possible when you are deeply connected to another. Splendid isolation is for planets, not people.”
- Sue Johnson