Most couples begin their relationship with joy and love. When disappointment, pain, and anger interrupt, it’s difficult to maintain the emotional connection you once had. The reality is, most marriages and relationships aren’t perfect. If your relationship is spiraling downward, you may be unsure how to repair the relationship.

Typical issues that couples therapy can help couples cope with:

  • Infidelity
  • Separation/Divorce
  • Finances
  • Blended families
  • Communication issues
  • Repetitive arguments
  • Loss of sexual attraction or other sexual difficulties
  • Conflicts about child rearing
  • Unhealthy and destructive relationships
  • Attempts to repair the relationship on their own with no or little success
  • Lack of emotional or physical intimacy

Regardless of the reason, distress in a relationship can create tension, sadness, anxiety, and other problems. Most of the time, relationship troubles don’t just go away on their own. If left unattended or unresolved, relationship challenges may only worsen and eventually lead to more problems. Even long-term couples with long-standing, ongoing conflicts can find ways to get their relationship back on a positive track if they learn and use the right tools.

Some couples choose to seek therapy when their relationship is most satisfying or when they want to maintain the momentum in their relationship. Couples therapy helps couples who plan to get married to achieve a deeper understanding of each other and sort out differences before getting married. Some married couples simply want to strengthen their bonds and maintain the connection and intimacy in their relationship.

Couples therapy can be short-term, where you need a few sessions to help you work through a particular situation. Some couples need therapy for a few months, particularly if your relationship has greatly deteriorated.  Couples therapy helps strengthen your relational bond and restore your emotional connection. It can help you rebuild your relationship or make an informed decision whether it will be better to separate.

I help couples enhance their relationship by re-establishing trust, improving communication, and learning to manage conflict. I work with engaged couples and newlyweds to help them minimize conflict and encourage understanding as they start their new lives together. No two couples are the same, so I develop a customized treatment plan for each couple based on an assessment period with them.