I have good news for you . . . with help from me and work by you, you can have a relationship that feels good.
- Judith McFarland, Marriage and Family Therapist
Often, people don’t begin couples therapy because they don’t get how it works. Here is an overview.
In your relationship with your partner, it is critical to the health and well being of both people that partners speak with respect, politeness, and yes, love. Even when people are arguing and times are tough, learning how to choose safe, respectful, loving and effective ways to communicate is critical.
If you have arrived at a time in your relationship when you accept that you need to change, are you ready to change because that’s what required for you in order to work on personal integrity?
Lots of people begin counseling because they want change, but change is hard. How does it happen? Is change what you want?
Sometimes one person is reluctant to enter couples therapy because they aren’t sure they will remain in the relationship but they also aren’t sure they want to break up. Therapy can help move a couple out of that “stuck” place.