When the relationship isn’t going as well as you want (or expect)…
Relationships can be the number one place we turn to for support, acceptance and intimate connection. And when that safe haven is no longer a comfort, it can be scary, lonely, and sometimes, devastating.
Sometimes you never know what happened. Other times it is all too clear.
What we have found is that when a couple struggles with relationship problems, the partners either avoid each other or argue more. Either way there is no resolution of the underlying issue. And no one is happy.
Sometimes one partner withdraws and the other pursues (like that old Pac-man game). Any of these “communication styles” can feel crazy-making to you both.
We know this is not what you hoped your love life would be like. We also know it doesn’t have to be this way.
Relationships are easy in the beginning.
But when they get tough, it doesn’t necessarily mean the relationship isn’t meant to be. It sometimes means you are moving into a more mature stage in the relationship. And this is where you get to examine the relationship in a new light.
Relationship counseling might be the answer to get your relationship back on track.
Whether you need help moving into a new stage of your relationship – or whether you have old issues that never seem to be resolved, it is time to get help.
Our goal for you with relationship therapy is to help you find to a greater closeness and more happiness.
Here are some of the issues that Relationship Counseling can address:
- Power struggles
- Communication impasses
- Trust issues
- Pre-marital counseling
- Financial differences
- Intimacy issues
- Conflict resolution
- Stress management
- Developing a shared relationship vision
So how does Relationship Counseling work?What is it that you need but aren’t getting? Where do you feel ignored or disrespected? What does your partner say? And what do you want to do to make it better?
Our licensed counselors at Orange County Relationship Center are experts at helping each of you communicate what it is you are missing or needing. We help both of you understand how to get what you want in ways that support the relationship rather than cause more pain.
Once you gain clarity on what is missing, and understand what you want, the next step is to practice some new, easy to learn relationship skills: skills that help you get more of what you want and less of what you don’t; skills that will help you feel more ‘heard’ by your partner, and ones take ones out) that will help you be a ‘happier you’ in your relationship.
We want you to have that safe haven. You deserve to have a great love life. Why not give relationship counseling a try?
Let’s see if we can help you have a happier, healthier and more loving relationship.
If you are tired of the way things are, then let’s get started. Our Orange County relationship counseling services can help you get your relationship back on track.
Your next step: Schedule a relationship counseling consultation with the Orange County Relationship Center today.
We look forward to connecting with you.