Couples often seek couples or marriage counseling when the relationship is at a standstill, or if they are unsure whether or not the relationship is worth salvaging. Factors of everyday life can put an abundant strain on a relationship. Severe stressors may include resentment, infidelity, intimacy issues, lack of trust, and miscommunication. When problems go unresolved, or a partner is suffering from addiction, mental illness or health complications, one can feel helpless or have feelings of guilt or shame.
Intimacy problems widely occur behind a variety of closed doors. Conflicts may include a loss of harmony between the sheets, a lack of sexual desire between either partner or a failure in communication. There are often psychological factors that may contribute to a sexual disorder such as erectile dysfunction, or a lowered desire after a new mother has given birth. Intimacy issues are common, but if one or more becomes severe and there is no resolution in sight, it may be time to seek therapy for guidance.
Communicating effectively on both parts can alleviate emotional anxiety from subjects of all kinds.
Some of the feelings that may be affecting your relationship include:
• Disappointment in oneself or the relationship
• One or both partners are feeling dissatisfied
• Couples lack communication and disconnect from one another
• One or both partners feel neglected or unwanted
• A feeling of sexual boredom or unhappiness
What Makes a Satisfactory Relationship?
• Mutual Respect
Talk Time Therapy can help by allowing couples to express themselves in a safe environment with a trusted and supportive professional. Healthy relationships require strong connections and time to build trust. Whatever your situation is, finding a way to communicate your feelings and thoughts can be stressful. I work with individuals together or separate to gain clarity and perspective regarding their concerns over their relationship.
Call me at 203-747-8708