- Are You Unhappy in Your Relationship?
- Do You Feel Close to Your Partner?
- Are You Thinking of Splitting Up?
- Have You Lost Trust in Your Partner?
You are no longer happy and you may not know why. You may feel distant, as though you are living with a roommate rather than a loving spouse or partner. Perhaps you are angry with your partner after a betrayal or a series of hurts. You might wonder what happened to the love, care, and intimacy you and your partner once shared. It seems impossible to talk to your partner about the problem. It always ends up in an argument.
Small issues easily turn into major conflicts. So, you end up tiptoeing around each other avoiding each other. Or, perhaps you feel you no longer have anything in common or anything to say to each other.
Your days feel empty and alone. And more than anything, you may wish you could reconnect with your partner and feel respected, appreciated, and fulfilled.
If You Are Unsatisfied in Your Relationship, You Are NOT ALONE…
Unfortunately, many couples have lost the closeness they once had and now crave. The symptoms above describe some of the things couples have told us over the years. These symptoms often point to a deteriorating relationship.
The most important problem is usually the arguing. Couples trigger each other into repetitive, cyclical arguments. It is a maddening cycle which can be triggered by even little, unimportant events or complaints. Or, you may be discussing one thing, and suddenly, it becomes a full-blown conflict. It’s kind of like a war dance which takes on a life of its own. Couples try to avoid the dance but can so easily fall back into it.
These arguments prevent couples from talking about the things which matter most to each other. The result is that they become increasingly angry with each other and sometimes, the world. Then, as research shows, they become distant from each other. At the end, they talk about each other in negative, disrespectful and disdainful terms. They lose respect for each other. This makes the relationship difficult to sustain.
We Can Help You Restore Your Love, Passion and Romance for Each Other.
We use Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT) to help you. Studies have shown that this type of counseling is one of the most effective available. We focus on re-creating the trust and closeness you once had for each other. Our goal is to make you “best friends” and to achieve a secure, stable relationship with your partner, based on mutual trust. We will help you to:
- Work through conflict and stop the repetitive arguments
- Develop communication skills in a safe, nonjudgmental environment
- Feel closer, more intimate, and affectionate
- Re-build trust
- Become best friends, again
Each of our staff is licensed in the State of Michigan and have training in marriage therapy. True, many therapists do work with couples. But surprisingly few have had any training and experience in helping distressed couples. Our staff is trained in emotion focused couples therapy and has both the training and experience necessary to work and help couples. Couples Counseling is time limited and ends when your relationship goals have been met.
We do not tell you what is wrong with you, tell you what to think, or try to make you feel guilty. We are interested in you and what you have to say. You will receive ideas and practices that actually explain things and help resolve problems. Our job is help you restore the trust you once had in your partner and help you to become “best friends” once again. After completion of counseling, couples have told us that they have never been closer to each other.
Who Can Benefit?
If you are experiencing problems, you may benefit from Couples Counseling. Many clients come in with their partner. We also see couples who need a “tune up” for their relationship. Of course, there are more complex situations (such as infidelity and alcoholism) which generally take longer to resolve. Even if your partner does not want to engage in couples’ therapy, you can attend sessions on your own. Surprisingly, you coming in alone can positively benefit your relationship.
Why Wait, Call Us Now.
Studies show that couples, on average, have serious problems for 7 years before getting help. Too often they hope things will change until the situation is so bad that they can’t stand each other any longer. Why stay unhappy and in pain for so long? If you and your partner want to have more love and intimacy in your relationship, call us now.
We accept many different insurances. To see if your insurance will cover our services, or for more information, or to schedule an appointment: