Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
– Rainer Maria Rilke
The promise of relationship includes comfort, connection and joy. But often relationships fall short of their promise and lead to real suffering.
Do you have trouble saying what you mean? Do you and your partner argue about the same things? Do you walk on eggshells? Have either of you shut down, lost hope, or taken refuge in work, alcohol, or affairs?
The pain you feel is proportionate to the promise of the relationship for you and your partner. This is because in order to thrive as a couple, old wounds must be seen and held in a new way. Often, we blame each other for our losses and unmet needs. Learning to turn toward each other with compassion brings the promise of relationship into reality.
Couples counseling can be a powerful intervention for renewal in relationship. It can also clarify a way forward, whether that way is to heal as a couple or as individuals who choose a different path.
Couples counseling provides tools for conflict and communication and offers strategies for rekindling intimacy and finding each other again. You’ve invested time and resources and your heart and soul in your relationship. Don’t let it go without doing all you can.
Call 855-583-2842 to ask questions or schedule an appointment.