There are many realities that we have to contend with when a long-time relationship suddenly turns awry. The first reality is that sometimes, we need outside help.
We need another person to help us take stock of what has happened, and where the relationship is going. The second reality is that relationships don’t fix themselves, and when there’s something broken, it is imperative that you have the right tools and strategies to actually fix it, and not just sidestep over the actual issues.
Avoiding, sidestepping, or otherwise ignoring issues that are harming one or both parties is a recipe for disaster. If you don’t want the ship to sink, then you need to work on the love ship – fast. It doesn’t matter if you have been in a relationship for six months or thirty years. Relationship problems are concrete issues and they can be addressed if at least one of two is willing to work with a relationship counselor.
Relationship counseling is carried out by licensed therapists specializing in marriage and family counseling. Our therapists can help people who are involved in a romantic relationship work through the stumbling blocks that are preventing them from having a working, harmonious relationship.
Conflict resolution, while it sounds ‘simple’ is often a huge obstacle to many, many relationships, and when everything seems to have been done and there is no other recourse, a relationship counselor can often help put things into perspective while reducing the harm caused by intense emotions and personal evaluations of the other person that may not be contributing at all to the recovery process.
Yes, we’d like to say that it is recovery because a saved relationship is akin to having a saved life. For many people who have invested a lot of time, energy, effort, and resources toward saving a relationship, they know how it feels like to finally have breakthroughs that will salvage a relationship from where it’s sinking at the moment.
Therapists have different specialties and theoretical orientations, so it is normal for them to have slightly different approaches to solving problems. Think of your relationship therapist as someone who is fully focused on getting your relationship back in shape again. If there is a general arc or approach to therapy, this arc would involve the following:
We have a strong professional network that is available to participate in the coordination of your care; from medication therapy to parenting classes, anger management, family conflicts, romantic relationship stress, and transitional coaching.