Couples in all stages of their relationships can benefit
from couples therapy.
If you’re newly engaged, or thinking about getting engaged, you can get your relationship off to a great start.
Tackle issues like jealousy, finances, intimacy, or any other issues you’d like, in order to develop a strong bond and healthy habits as a couple!
If you’re already married or partnered, and are struggling, we’ll address the issues you’re facing so that you both work together towards a happier, more satisfying relationship.
Common issues that can take a relationship off course are finances, intimacy, sexual issues, infidelity, and differences in parenting styles, just to name a few.
What can you expect in couples therapy?
Initially, we will take a history of your relationship—this will occur with you and your partner or spouse together, as well as some time with each of you individually.
Then, we will discuss your goals for your relationship—yes, it’s important to set goals even in your relationship.
The old adage “if you aim for nothing, you’ll hit it every time” certainly applies in romantic relationships. Couples who have goals for their relationship often find that working towards those goals can be a fun and fulfilling part of the relationship.
In couples counseling you may explore some of the following:
- How your attachment style impacts your relationship
- Ways to communicate more effectively with your partner
- How to “fight fair”—couples disagree, but having guidelines for disagreements will make disagreements less difficult on your relationship
- How to handle and resolve differences with topics such as finance, sex, in-laws, children
- How to ask for what you need/want from your partner
We will explore specific problem areas in your relationship and develop a plan tailored to your needs and focused on working towards resolution in those areas.
Has your relationship run its course?
Breaking up or divorcing can cause a tremendous amount of stress and strain on your life. It doesn’t have to be as painful as you might expect.
You can uncouple, separate, and divorce in a healthy and productive way that allows both parties to recover and ultimately view the relationship in a positive and constructive way.
Regardless the stage of your relationship, couples therapy can help.
Discover new aspects of your relationship and uncover problems that may be undiscovered. Couples therapy can help you face the decisions you make in your relationship with honesty, trust, empathy, and functionality.
Your relationship doesn’t have to become a statistic. Don’t live another day in an unhappy, unfulfilling relationship.
Call Suzanne at Parkside Psychotherapy today!