Each partner should demonstrate honesty, an interest in doing relationship work, and a willingness to accept personal accountability.
All couples argue sometimes, but when insults, criticism, intimidation, threats, humiliation, or stonewalling become commonplace, the relationship enters the realm of emotional abuse.
Some common relationship concerns include financial difficulties, barriers to communication, routine conflict, emotional distance, sexual intimacy issues, and lack of trust.
Sometimes, marriage itself can be the issue at hand for unmarried couple, when one partner wants to marry, or is subject to social or familial pressure to do so, and the other partner is reluctant or feels unready to marry.
I’m excited to tell you more about my practice, because the work that I do is the most rewarding part of my life.
I like to see transitions as opportunities for people to fulfill personal greatness; although they can be very difficult, but they are also opportunities for growth. On the other side, I also guide people through the feelings of grief, loss, and sometimes anger that accompany a break up.
In fact, many people address their relationship problems through individual therapy, and then they apply that learning in context with their partners.
In addition, family therapy can benefit families whose children are affected by the tension in their parents’ relationship.
Instead, they will allow the therapy process to unfold naturally without a predetermined goal of “saving” the relationship.
As long as each partner is willing to address the issue at hand and participate in developing a solution, most relationship problems are manageable, but when challenges are left unaddressed, tension mounts, poor habits develop, and the health and longevity of the relationship are in jeopardy.
Strain can be placed on a relationship when stressful circumstances affect the couple as a whole, or even just one of the partners.
First, he encourages the partners to speak directly to one another, and helps them choose language that is honest and tender.
Second, he facilitates the uncovering of patterns of thought, emotion, and action that are not working and offers alternatives.
Third, he interprets the family-of-origin issues that may have led to those patterns, enhancing the mutual empathy and understanding between Paul and Rachel.