Human relationships are formed and built on shared understandings, compassion, trust and values. Each person in a relationship depends on the other to both maintain, and develop, their initial sense of “togetherness”. With the ordinary challenges of life, over time, many couples come to feel they have lost that original “mission statement of togetherness”.
We find that couples experiencing distress recover and grow when they learn and practice patterns of good communication. In our practice we teach couples how to communicate in a “back to the basics” manner. We help them to make fewer assumptions about each other.
Some of the difficulties couples can overcome are, job stressors and changes in roles, parenting issues, illness, caring for aging parents, and other crises.