Couples therapy offers the opportunity to rebuild, rejuvenate, and rekindle a relationship. The goal is for both individuals to understand their partner’s feelings, needs, and wants, make amends, and declare new patterns of interaction. This is hard work! Showing up to therapy is not enough. You have to participate both in session and at home.
In therapy couples learn how to keep relationships from deteriorating, with an emphasis on good listening and communication skills, conflict resolution, and sharing intimacy.
There is process and content. Most couples want to come to therapy to talk about all the content- he said she said, he did or did not do this and she didn’t do that. Interestingly, if you took all the examples you could find a dance, feedback loop, or pattern of communication. It is that interaction that becomes toxic. Over time resentment builds and communication and mutual respect break down. In therapy we will focus on the process. We will identify that toxic pattern and find more productive ways to interact.
Hold Me Tight® Workshops: Relationship Enhancement Groups
The Hold Me Tight Workshop is designed around seven conversations based on Sue Johnson's Hold Me Tight book , all of which have been shown to be essential to successful relationships. You will learn how to understand and improve your relationship through presentations by the workshop leaders, private exercises and conversations with your partner and by watching video demonstrations of other couples.
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