Does it feel like you stopped communicating a while ago?
Like the majority of the talking you do nowadays is about transactional details like who’s going to do the dishes, pick up the kids, or how you plan to spend the weekend.
Do you feel more like glorified roommates at times than the loving, happy couple you once were?
Is it difficult to remember the last time you spent together where you felt really heard, understood and interested in one another?
Sometimes the passion can fade out of a relationship over time for a variety of reasons, you’re too busy with work, you’ve stopped prioritizing each other as everyday life feels like it’s just taken over, you’ve drifted apart and stopped sharing with each other how you really feel.
Or maybe something more difficult has come up and caused a wedge between you, like infidelity, difficulty conceiving, or a job loss.
You want to get back to a place of feeling like you’re a team again, like you can say anything to one another and know that you’ll be supported and understood. You want to feel that connection and spark, that excited feeling when the other one walks through the door.
Or perhaps you aren’t really sure anymore that you want to stay together, but don’t know how to have the conversation and move forward in life separately.
Couples therapy is a place to work on your communication skills with one another in a non-judgmental and safe environment. A place where each person can feel seen and heard, and where you can learn how to work through the difficult conversations instead of avoiding them.
As humans, we’re wired to connect to others, but sometimes we need a little help making sure the right wires cross in order for that connection to occur.