Sometimes it is difficult to find peace in marriage. You want a marriage that is both happy and healthy, but just can’t seem to get there. You’ve tried to make things better, to work things out, but can’t seem to make any lasting progress. You are searching for solutions that will bring about the peace and joy that you have always wanted in your relationship.
Marriage is one of the most challenging yet rewarding undertakings anyone will experience in life. The good news is that you and your partner can make the changes that will help you to get back on track toward the peace and reconciliation that you both are looking for. Marriage can be both happy and healthy.
As someone who has been married for 35 years, and has experienced numerous twists and turns, challenges, and difficulties that come with it, I can understand your longing to find answers for the struggles you are facing. As a therapist, I appreciate your desire and commitment to take the positive steps to find reconciliation with your spouse.
My life’s passion is working with couples and individuals to find reconciliation in relationships and with life’s struggles. I help individuals and couples to learn how to utilize the skill of reconciliation to find the peace, growth, and positive change they are looking for.
The most common concern that couple’s come to me with is that they seem to have drifted apart, like they are standing across from each other with a huge chasm between them, as if the foundation of their relationship has eroded away.
Now they are left on opposite sides of this “divide” without any answers to find reconciliation with the issues that have washed away what was the solid soil of their relationship.
What I have found is that there are two predominant themes that contribute to the divide that distances couples and creates a gap between where they are now and the relationship that they really want. The first is that the couple’s friendship has eroded. The second is that they aren’t managing conflict correctly.
When I work with couples I use the Gottman Method to Couple’s Therapy. The Gottman Method is a highly-successful, strength-based approach to couple’s work which is the result of over 40 years of research with thousands of couples.