Relationships are challenging. They take time and effort. Relationships tend to bring up past wounds and patterns for healing. Learning to repair ruptures in the relationship can lead to improved connection, trust, and intimacy.
There are many common issues that people in relationship face, either individually or together:
- Fears about distance vs. intimacy with your partner
- Questions about how healthy and fulfilling the relationship really is
- Worries about the amount or intensity of fighting
- Triggers around level of sexual desire and participation
- Trust and communication issues
- Repairing after infidelity or ruptures in trust
- Questions about monogamy and other potential agreements
Here are some potentially useful or interesting resources for couples
Relationships are made up of two (or more) people. Each person must take responsibility for their own part in relationship problems. I use a collaborative approach to help each partner really hear their partner’s concerns and desires. I try to translate the fighting, complaining, and withdrawing that partners do into intimate, genuine sharing. Partners can learn to turn fighting and withdrawal into opportunities for connected communication.
I offer a safe, supportive, sex-positive environment for people of all persuasions to move toward greater connection. I am enthusiastic about working with open, poly, kink, or out-of-the-box relationships. I have experience with many flavors of sexuality and sexual orientation, and it all comes down to connection.
It’s worthy to note that therapy can also help people to clarify whether they want to remain in relationship. If they decide to end or change the nature of their relationship, therapy can help people find loving, clean ways of separating or making changes in the nature of their relationship.
Also check out my fun and connecting Rekindling Date Night workshop for couples.