Conflict with your spouse or partner can be difficult to live with.
If you find that your are fighting more and talking less, it might be time to consult a professional.
Often, we do not communicate effectively and this can lead to hurt feelings, fights, and resentment. A therapist can help you both learn to communicate more effectively so that you are talking rather than fighting.
Opposites attract but it can be tough living in a relationship with someone who is very different from you.
You may have different schedules, different ideas on what a healthy sex life is, or have extremely different viewpoints on money.
Often, we do not think or talk about things like our lifestyle when we choose a partner – we follow our feelings. If you are having difficulty finding commonality, therapy can help.
When couples first come to see me, I let them know that my office is not a place where yelling is acceptable. We do not rehash all the old fights you have had. Couple’s therapy is a process where you both learn new skills in order to make the relationship better.
I do not take sides. There is no winner or loser when it comes to fighting in a relationship – either you both “win” because if you don’t the relationship is damaged. Compromising is not one of you just agreeing to do what the other wants to do.
If you are ready to change your relationship for the better, call me 769-224-4234 to schedule a couple’s session today!
Before you get married, there are many important conversations you need to have beyond the wedding preparations.
Do you want children? How many? How soon? Will you combine finances? Will you discuss purchases prior to making them? What if one of you wants to go back to school or loses a job? If an aging or ailing parent needs to move in, would that be acceptable? Who will do the household chores? Will you split it?
Do not wait until you are married to have these conversations. You may be very surprised to find out your partner’s answers to some of these questions. I can help you both make sure you are on the same page before the big day.
I work with all couples including LGBTQ+ couples and those in polyamorous, open, or non-monogamous relationships.
I also work with couples where one of you is trans and transitioning. I have lived experience supporting a partner who is transitioning. I can help spouses and partners who are struggling with their own identity as they are supporting a partner who is transitioning. It can be difficult to express concerns and doubts to your partner for fear of being seen as not supportive. Therapy is a safe place to explore how you are feeling as your loved one transitions.