Are you feeling disconnected from your partner or spouse?
At Greater Hartford Counseling Center, we realize relationships can be hard work. When couples begin counseling, we start with the perspective that even amid the challenges that something is good and right about your relationship. We strongly believe in approaching your struggles from a strength-based foundation.
As part of relationship counseling, we work to help you explore and understand the issues that have developed between you and your partner. These are the issues that keep you both from experiencing the relationship you want. Often, these barriers arise from things like:
- Communication issues
- Financial stresses
- Obstacles to intimacy
- Parenting and children
- Career challenges
- Extended family issues and demands
- Blended family challenges
- Divorce or separation
- Breach of trust
If you’re facing one of these issues, then it is time to consider relationship counseling. Why? Because just like a cancer if it is caught early on, your prognosis is better. Counseling addresses you and your partners’ concerns in a safe environment, helps resolve issues, and ultimately, strengthens your relationship.
Couple’s therapy provides a wonderful chance for you and your partner to develop new skills that enhance and strengthen your bond. Some examples include:
- Learn how to focus on the positives in the relationship
- Identify and understand the unproductive patterns and cycles
- Add back the passion into the relationship
- Create proactive and positive change
- Dismiss the “good enough” attitude of the past