When you think of who should go to couples therapy, couples in crisis aren’t the only ones that come to mind. Loving and healthy couples often need a little motivation to make things stellar. Communication in a relationship can get rusty and it can be challenging to deal with things effectively.
Periods of disconnection can occur in even the strongest relationships. Couples therapy offers the space to have much deeper conversations than life can allow.
WHY DO COUPLES THERAPY
Why do couples therapy? Because, the couples we work with have made huge improvements in the quality of their connection as a loving and sexual couple. So, it is clear that setting the time aside to work on your relationship helps!
Most of all, so much is possible when you devote the time to your partnership! You owe it to yourselves, and to your future as a couple.
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE COUPLES THERAPY
Here’s what to know before couples therapy: firstly, we consider the two of you as separate people, who bring your own temperaments and growth areas.
Secondly, we sift through each of your family histories. Everything you’ve learned about relationships you’ve learned in your own family of origin, and through your own experience.
Thirdly, we look at the patterns of communication and behavior you have created together as a couple.
WITH THERAPY YOU WILL GET BETTER AT IT!
It’s not that your problems will magically disappear, it’s just that you will learn to communicate about them with love and respect.
As a result, you will feel more connected, more understood, and more appreciated. Ok, so, maybe no hula-hooping, but isn’t this couple awesome?!
Compatibility is overrated. What’s required is unity. Unity doesn’t mean your’e the same. It means you’re together.
~ The Gottman Institute