Quotes For Good Living

"You're not in a relationship with one person; you're in a relationship with three the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they will become by being in a relationship with you." – Richard Needham

Marital & Relationship Therapy

All relationships challenge us to determine our individual contribution and our partner's contribution to what is happening. How we think and feel about other people is based on our perceptions of them, which may or may not have to do with who they really are. Communication is a cornerstone to a successful relationship because it's the method we use to better match our perceptions of others with who they really are. In relationship therapy, the goal is to establish a more accurate perception of your partner and then learn to communicate more effectively with your partner to deal with the differences inherent in all relationships.

When is Relationship Therapy Helpful?

Individuals and couples seek therapy for a variety of reasons:

  • Conflict, Fighting Arguments
  • Loss of Closeness and Intimacy
  • Persistently Frustrating Interactions
  • Sense of Incompatibility
  • Affairs
  • Consideration of Divorce
  • Fear of Relationship Ending
  • Feeling Stuck
  • Feeling a Lack of Support
  • Unhappiness about communication,
    money, sex and parenting

Too often, people experiencing difficulties in a relationship are focused on how they want the other person to change.  They realize the methods they use to get others to change don't work and cause the other person to become defensive and feel they are being forced,
manipulated, or simply misunderstood.

What Should I Expect?

Relationship therapy is outcome-oriented based on the assumption that what you have been doing isn't working in the ways you intend it to work. The therapy will be designed with attention to the unique qualities, attributes, history, and present circumstances of your relationship.