You’ve probably tried everything you can think of to make your relationship work. You initiated date night, avoided talking about issues you knew would lead to an argument and have been more forgiving and patient to give your partner time to change. You’re still waiting…
You might have attended couples counseling for a few sessions or if your partner wasn’t willing to go with you, you went on your own thinking you could figure out how to fix your relationship. Yet despite all your good intentions and efforts, you’re still feeling sad, lonely, resentful, hurt and frustrated. And the longer you go on feeling disconnected to your partner, the stronger your hopelessness feels. So you’re probably wondering: “What can Michael give us and help us learn when nothing else has made a significant difference?”
Hope: By experiencing a new way of being with each other where both of you take personal responsibility.
Skills: By teaching both of you how to communicate in a way that creates safety and strengthens your relationship.
Appreciation: By showing you how to value and understand each other so that you feel cared for.
Teamwork: By having you work together instead of both thinking “I’m the one who’s right.”
Are there nights when you think the only thing you have in common is that you’re both sitting on the same couch? And you’re thinking to yourself, “Thanks goodness we didn’t buy that love seat or we’d have to sit closer to each other!” Now I want you to imagine a different picture. Yes, you’re still on the same couch. That hasn’t changed. What’s different now is that the two of you are snuggled up close together watching movies.
If you want to transform your relationship so that you’re that cuddling couch couple, then contact me to schedule an initial phone consultation.