Couples therapy can help you recover your relationship. It’s not uncommon for couples to have trouble communicating, feel lonely, or feel disconnected within a marriage or long-term relationship. You are not alone in struggling with these problems and you shouldn’t feel like you have to cope with them alone. Couples therapy can help you triumph over these problems and build a stronger relationship. The benefits of rebooting your relationship can range from better conversations to more physical intimacy, all of which contribute to a greater feeling of happiness, calm, and life satisfaction. Great relationships are the key to a great life, so put yourself first by putting your relationship first.
Sometimes, as a couple, you can just get stuck. If you are having the same argument over and over, in couples counseling you may be able to break the pattern. Instead of repeating the responses that just make you feel frustrated, you can learn to get along better, to work together more effectively as parents, to trust each other more, and to achieve greater intimacy. Don’t give up on your relationship without a fight; there is hope for your relationship.
What you can expect in couples therapy
Rick Merillat uses evidence-based techniques selected for your unique relationship to help you understand yourself and your partner better. You will learn skills that will enable you to understand your partner’s vulnerabilities and emotional needs so that you can be more supportive of each other. In couples therapy, you will work on these key goals that underpin a secure and fulfilling relationship.
- Create a more fulfilling and nurturing relationship
- Discover shared goals
- Break negative patterns by making small but significant changes
- Increase intimacy and respect
- Increase satisfaction in and from the relationship
- Honest and open communication
The basis of any successful relationship is trust. Without trust, it is impossible to stop mutual recrimination, jealousy, and resentment from taking over your life together. Trust can be lost in many different ways: in a single discovery of betrayal or through a slow drip-drip effect of minor breaches of trust. Whatever the case, you can learn to rebuild trust in your relationship. In couples therapy with Rick Merillat, you will be guided step by step through the process of rebuilding trust so you can approach life together with confidence knowing that your partner is a rock you can confide in.
In couples therapy, you will find a safe space to open up to each other about your thoughts, fears, and frustrations. With guidance, you can start to gain a ‘bird’s eye view’ of your relationship, understanding how your actions affect your partner and how you can respond differently to inspire trust and affection. You will learn what behaviors trigger your feelings of distrust and find ways of expressing these feelings that generate warmth, not animosity.
Learn how to disagree, and how to make your partner feel loved
No two people are created perfectly compatible and every relationship brings with it sources of discord and disagreement. It’s not realistic to expect that it will always be plain sailing and there will never be anything to argue about. However, you can argue, and disagree, in a respectful and constructive way. You can learn to make room to hear your partner’s needs, and how to express your own needs. Gradually, you will find ways to state your needs in a way that your partner can hear. In fact, with the right strategies and mutual understanding, each disagreement can become an opportunity to make your relationship stronger. Reach out today, for the support you need to make a positive change.
Building communication in your marriage is a crucial part of the process of relationship recovery. If your relationship has been difficult for an extended period of time and the channels of communication have become blocked, you can actually forget how to communicate effectively. Effective communication is like a muscle, the more you use it the stronger it gets. Couples therapy is a place where you can learn to communicate effectively again, picking up communication skills you can then implement at home.
Studies show that that the happiness of your partner is closely related to your own happiness and even your physical health. On the other hand, a dysfunctional relationship or marriage is a constant source of misery that can drag you down and color your entire life grey. By investing in your relationship you are investing in your own wellbeing and happiness both now and in the long term. In couples therapy, you and your partner can learn practical ways to give and receive love and appreciation. You can move towards feeling loved, appreciated, and feeling taken care of.
With the right help and dedication from both sides, you can transform your relationship. You will take away from therapy sessions practical skills that you can apply at home right away to start improving your relationship.
- Reveal self with each other and increase intimacy
- Learn to understand each other’s emotional needs
- Learn positive, healthy ways to deal with conflict
The benefits of rebooting your relationship range from an increased sense of calm, the confidence that comes from mutual support, less stress and a more satisfying and enjoyable intimate life together.
If you are unsure about whether you need couples therapy or want to check up the health of your relationship, take the relationship assessment quiz here.
Why try couples therapy with Rick?
Whatever your reasons for considering couples therapy for your relationship or your marriage, investing in therapy can be key to bringing life back to your relationship.
Here are some of the reasons my clients have turned to me for help. Let me know how I can help you!
- When you want to rebuild trust after infidelity
- When you want to communicate better
- When you are too busy to spend time together or keep the romance alive
- When dependency (or codependency) is adding stress to your relationship
- When a lack of intimacy is affecting your connection
- When you need a relationship tune-up
- When the highs and lows of your relationship are causing emotional withdrawal
- When you’ve been together so long you become “comfortably numb”
- When you are unsatisfied with your relationship
Take the first step towards a better relationship with couples therapy
Put yourself first by putting your relationship first. Call now to get started making a difference in your life, or just fill out the contact form and click Send. Rick Merillat provides couples therapy and marriage counseling in Cape Coral, FL. Cape Coral is easily accessible from Fort Myers, FL.Please share this post!