Are you and your partner struggling with trusting each other?
Do your conversations result in criticism, personal attacks, defensiveness, or feeling unheard and not understood? Are either or both of you feeling bored in your marriage?
Did either of you recently discover an affair and feel like ending your marriage?
Feeling like you're on different pages and can't seem to agree on anything?
Perhaps you are having trouble compromising on issues like household responsibilities, parenting, or how to manage your finances.
Are you and your spouse feeling like you've become roommates rather than romantic partners?
Maybe you are unsure of what's separating the two of you, but just know that your relationship is falling apart.
It can feel frustrating when you've tried everything and nothing works to feel connected with your partner. Maybe you have confided in friends to help you figure out how to improve your relationship but find their advice is just not working for you. You may even find yourself avoiding certain topics with your partner since they tend to lead to fighting. As a result, your intimacy has suffered and maybe even disappeared altogether. Maybe arguments have led you to stop communicating altogether and feel hopeless of a way out of these developed patterns.
Are you looking for strategies and techniques to help you dialogue with each other again? Are you ready to work with a professional who can show you how to restore your romance and emotional connection you once had?
CHALLENGES IN LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS
ARE NOT UNCOMMON
Long-term relationships are a joyous and beautiful journey shared with exciting experiences, growth, and deep connections. Each journey comes with its own set of challenges, relationships are not different. Challenges do not need to be seen as indicators of failure, instead they are opportunities for growth and to develop a deeper understanding of each other. These challenges can experience turbulence leading to emotional pain, especially when one partner is forced to confront parts of themselves that may worsen the situation, such as talking over one another or not actively listening. It can be very uncomfortable when your partner points out your shortcomings; therefore it may be easier to focus on your partner's wrongdoings.
Life stressors can become the source of relationship struggles, such as expanding your family unit, changes in jobs, financial hardships, or other types of transitions. This is an area where it may feel unfamiliar and a change in the way you communicate with each other that you've never used before may be the solution.
Common challenges that we help our clients work through are healing, repairing, and recovery from infidelity with positive results of reestablishing trust. Navigating couples’ different perspectives on such issues as finances, household responsibilities, and child rearing while focusing on each other’s strengths. Christian Couples Counseling for believers is offered to provide a spiritual perspective on their marriage and what God intended for them as a unit.
COUPLES THERAPY CAN HELP BOTH OF YOU BE A BETTER PARTNER OR SPOUSE
Nurturing Connections Counseling works with couples to help them grow and experience positive interactions. Our team of marriage counselors help couples become unstuck from unhealthy and painful patterns. They help facilitate dialogue between both partners to gain an understanding of each person's perspectives, feelings, and struggles. They will provide conflict management and compromising skills to help couples solve their own problems. Establishing clear goals for the counseling process will assist in the counseling journey so you can experience and enjoy a healthy relationship again.
The overwhelming number of couples that we have worked with have experienced tremendous growth while gaining effective tools and strategies to manage conflicts resulting in newfound happiness in their marriages.
POSITIVE RESULTS AND OUTCOMES
Couples therapy can bring significant positive changes that can enhance the quality of your relationship.
Couples therapy offers a safe and supportive space to share challenges and cultivate a stronger connection
Our couples therapists help partners develop healthier and more effective communication skills.
Couples often encounter conflicts and disagreements. We teach couples how to manage conflicts in a healthy and productive way.
Couples therapy provides effective tools to navigate difficult transitions, such as parenthood, career changes, or marriage to minimize stress and maintain a strong connection.
We help partners deepen their emotional connection and develop a stronger bond.
We provide effective strategies and techniques to help couples de-escalate from tense situations.
Our trained and skilled therapists help couples explore past hurts and work towards forgiveness and healing.
We help couples heal from past hurts and grow together towards repair and recovery.
Fears or Concerns about Couples Therapy
WHAT IF WE'RE JUDGED?
This fear can be a common concern. It is important to understand that our therapists are professionally trained to create a safe and nonjudgmental environment for couples to feel comfortable to express themselves. Sessions are approached with empathy and neutrality. The goal is to help partners understand each other's positions without taking sides.
WE'RE FEELING RELUCTANT TO OPEN UP TO A STRANGER
Some people may feel very uncomfortable opening up to someone they don't know and share intimate details about their relationship issues. Our therapists are skilled to building rapport and trust with each of our couples creating a comfortable environment. Over time, as you develop a therapeutic relationship, you will find it easier to share your thoughts and feelings.
WHAT IF THERE IS UNEQUAL PARTICIPATION FROM EACH PARTNER?
Your concerns about unequal participation can be addressed with your therapist and express your expectations. It is important for couples to feel equally heard and understood during this process. Our skilled therapists will facilitate conversations to ensure that there is a balance where each partner has an opportunity to express themselves.
Call or Book An Appointment Now
If you and your partner are currently in the middle of a relational crisis, or looking to improve your current relationship, please reach out to us by calling our office at 714-617-5955 or book an appointment below. We would love to meet you both and show you how couples counseling can improve your relationship.