Relationships can be very challenging -- most of us have struggled with relationships and communication with those who are important to us, at some point in our lives. Few of us are formally taught how to create rewarding relationships in which we may lovingly and effectively communicate how we feel. When people come together to form a relationship, their personal cultures and the values and perspective each has acquired through a lifetime of experiences must merge, be accounted for and respected.
Sometimes this isn't an easy thing to do without guidance. Whether you are straight or gay, polyamorous or monogamous, are dating, engaged or married, you and your partner may be facing problems for which there are simple solutions. In our work with couples, we use Imago Therapy techniques as well as REBT/CBT, and when appropriate, we also draw upon the principles, concerns and solutions related to the field of Sexology, a subspecialty of this practice.
Is your personal history getting in the way of your connection?
Do you wish your sex life was more enjoyable?
Do you fight frequently, with little progress being made?
Do you have trouble finding the right words to communicate your thoughts accurately and effectively?
Has your relationship been shaken by infidelity?
Do you and your partner have differing views on important subjects such as money, child rearing or work-life balance?
Are family members a source of angst?
Your relationship may be one of the many that can be saved with the proper guidance! If your conflicts cannot be reconciled, therapy also can assist you in leaving the relationship on good terms, allowing you to proceed with a healthier and more confident outlook.