These arguments often stem from one partner not feeling connected, safe, or secure with the other partner. If couples are not able to meet each other’s emotional needs, they often become entrenched in maladaptive cycles of engagement. These cycles are driven by unsuccessful attempts to get each other to understand their respective emotions and related needs.
I help couples recognize each other’s insecurities and learn how to interact with their partners in more loving, compassionate, and emotionally connected ways. While learning better ways of communicating is often part of our work, significant change depends upon having a deeper understanding of the individual issues that each partner brings to the table.
With both heterosexual and same-sex couples, once a secure bond is established, understanding yourself in relation to your partner often serves as a conduit of personal growth. In couples & marriage therapy, we will work collaboratively to rebuild a sense of love, support, and respect.
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