Couples Counseling for Individuals
Does your relationship feel stagnant? Are you making the same requests / complaints over and over to no avail? Maybe you’ve noticed you’re not laughing together as easily as you used to. Do you desire more intimacy between you and your partner?
And even with all this angst your partner won’t go to therapy or doesn’t believe in counseling? Or maybe you’ve tried couples counseling and it wasn’t helpful enough?
The good new is, it really does just take one person to make a change in the family system (for better or worse). All things can be improved, changed, and bettered with just a little support, no matter how big or small. You can learn ways to enhance communication and increase intimacy even without your partner in the room.
Maybe it’s not your ideal for how to get things pointed in the right direction, but it’s a start. And it can work.
Some relationship issues that bring individuals to therapy are:
- Life has gotten so busy and things are ok, you make great roommates but you’d like more intimacy
- Perhaps you’re always changing your mind and behavior to accommodate what you think your partner wants or needs
- You feel like you’re always walking on eggshells
- You remember a time when there was more laughter and ease in your partnership and want to get back to that
How individual therapy can help the couple
Yep! We’ll explore what’s working well and what needs to change to increase your satisfaction in relationship. There are things you can learn about how you and your partner react and respond to each that can be helpful in decreasing the blame and shame that can be so insidious and harmful. As you learn new ways of perceiving how and why each of you is behaving the way you are there’s more room to make choices that enhance safeness and intimacy.
If this sounds like it might be helpful to you and your relationship, contact me today for a free consultation. I would love to speak about how I may be able to help you show up in ways that increase happiness for the both (all) of you.