Relationships are hard.
Scratch that. Relationships are really hard. Trying to keep one going is hard enough, but add in job stress, the unique challenges of the Bay Area, one or two career management, keeping sex engaging, kids or difficulty having kids and even the best couple will fill the pinch.
Our relationship with our partner is one of the most important aspects of our lives. It can be a tremendous source of pain, frustration, and sadness. But it can also be a tremendous source of support, love, caring, and resilience.
All couples go through rough patches. All couples experience moments where they wonder "Are we going to make it?" At these times, it can really help to have a third party step in to help break up old patterns, encourage both people to experiment with new ways of treating each other, and to get back on track.
If you're having a hard time in your relationship, it's really hard. And it's also an opening for something different to happen. I utilize a combination of Gottman Couples Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples to help folks reconnect, find new solutions to old problems, and rekindle old flames.
If you're interested in transforming your relationship, give me a call.