Factors of everyday life can put an abundant strain on relationships. Severe stressors may include resentment, infidelity, intimacy issues, lack of trust, and miscommunication or, sometimes the relationship just stalls with the process of daily responsibilities. When this happens, a little bit of information can go a long way to re-establishing connection. Unfortunately, if left unattended, a broken connection festers and we become frustrated in our attempts to re-connect. The longer a couple remains disconnected, the greater the chances that defensiveness, stonewalling, criticism and contempt begin to set in and we feel helpless, lonely and apathetic.
Effective Communication is a skill that we must learn. It doesn’t come naturally. With the right amount of commitment, motivation, information and practice couples can begin to re-establish connection. With the guidance of a therapist, a couple can learn the basic tenants that, when practiced, can initiate understanding, fondness, appreciation, and conflict management.
Treatment techniques may include the following depending on the therapist:
- Gottman Method
- Narrative Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Positive Psychology
- Imago Relationship Therapy
- Analyzing Your Communication
- Getting to the root of the problem
- Enhancing Intimacy
- Individual Counseling
Take the chance …. The whole family will benefit!