Improving your relationship will take dedication, focused effort and consistency of everyone involved; but your relationship CAN be repaired. Couples counseling can help.
By gaining greater awareness of problematic communication patterns through couples counseling, you will learn how to really talk to one another in a nurturing and respectful manner.
You have no doubt attempted to solve your relationship problems on your own. Our goal is to help you uncover the thoughts, feelings, and actions that, though well intentioned, may be contributing to personal pain or distress in your relationship. It is likely you will be able to rediscover joy in your life and your relationships.
With your help, our licensed therapists will work to uncover the patterns that seem to get you stuck in well-intentioned but problematic communication. We often encourage clients to read “The Relationship Cure” or “The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work,” both by John Gottman, Ph.D. Gottman is famous for his ability to predict whether or not relationships will succeed based on observation of nonverbal communication. His work is well worth reading and may be incorporated into our assessment of your relationship.
In couple’s counseling at Eugene Therapy, you can expect to change your dysfunctional communication styles, as well as enhance and restore respect and trust in the relationship. As with other couples we have seen, you will likely see marked improvement in:
- Communication with your partner
- Recovering from infidelity; physical, emotional and internet-based
- Negotiating differing parenting styles
- Regaining the intimacy of early dating
- Managing in-laws
- Child-rearing with positive reinforcement
- Premarital conflict
- Coping with family loss and chronic conditions like hearing loss, MS, Cancer