Couples therapy teaches techniques that promote increased awareness, understanding, self-esteem and empowerment within your relationship
Do you feel like something has changed in your relationship, and you don’t know how to fix it? Do you and your partner struggle to communicate or resolve conflict in a way that feels good to you both? Do you find yourselves having a similar – if not the exact same – argument over and over again? Have you and/or your partner experienced a significant event that has impacted an important aspect of your relationship? Or maybe gradual change over time – for the better and/or the worse – has resulted in a shift that you want to get back? Is conflict in your relationship leading you to experience physical, mental or emotional sensations that result in you and/or your partner becoming highly defensive and unable to effectively problem-solve and reach resolution? What you’re experiencing are red flags that I imagine are causing distress in both of your lives on an individual level that ripples out into the rest of your respective worlds. Although it may not come as a surprise that conflict in one’s relationship could have negative impact/influence in other areas of their life, what is lesser known is the impact that chronic and consistent discord can have on one’s overall perception of themself – or even personal/physical health… Relational struggles can result in decreased self-esteem, substance abuse, anxiety, depression and so forth, as you find it more and more difficult to break the patterns that are detrimental to the connection with your partner.
You are not alone...
First and foremost, if you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, I want to make this perfectly clear – you are NOT alone. 50% of married couples in the United States (60% in California) end in divorce; and the divorce rate for subsequent marriages is even higher! Furthermore, previous research has shown that unmarried couples are 4x more likely to break up than married couples. When you take into account that neither statistic includes relationships (married or otherwise) that can’t or don’t believe in divorce, my previous statement that “you are not alone” could not be stressed enough. For the remaining relationships that don’t fall under those categories, one fact remains the same – struggle is part of any relationship. And yes, that couple that seems “so perfect” and is “#relationshipgoals”…? They have struggles too! It’s so easy to feel alone and/or powerless when it comes to our relationship struggles, because we are the only ones that see behind our curtain. Truth is, if you had the same opportunity with other “amazing” couples, you would see what is true for all relationships – it’s not always sunshine and rainbows. In fact, you may find that they have their fair share of thunderstorms… Simply put, what you are not seeing is one of two truths: what they do to work through it and reconnect, or what they do to disguise their struggles from others; or even themselves…
Couples Therapy in San Diego, CA
If you’re ready to overcome the obstacles in your relationship and learn more about my couples therapy services, please use the button above or call (858) 634-0502 for a free 15 minute phone consultation.
ADHD, Teen & Couples Therapy
5330 Carroll Canyon Rd Suite 120,
San Diego, CA 92121