Are you having problems communicating with your loved one?
Maybe you’re arguing a lot, having the same fights over and over again. Even after you make up you still feel distant and alone. Or, maybe you avoid each other because you are afraid of starting an argument. It seems no matter how hard you try, things stay stuck.
Are you not as close as you used to be?
Are you feeling misunderstood or that you and your feelings don’t matter? Or the passion is gone, and things aren’t as much fun as they used to be. You may feel that your partner no longer really “hears” you. Your emotional needs are not being met. You may still love your partner, but you don’t feel “in love”. There is no physical or emotional intimacy.
Perhaps there’s been an affair? An office romance or work affair?
Or you’ve been betrayed somehow? You feel hurt and angry. The trust is gone, and you don’t know how to get it back. Do you feel hopeless? You may even be thinking of divorce.
Are you lonely?
Are you so disconnected that all you are sharing is your day and what you plan to have for dinner? Or are you totally consumed talking about the kids’ and their activities? You miss having close quality conversations. You don’t spend quality time together. You feel unfilled in your marriage.
You have tried everything?
You have listened to the advice of your friends, you have read books about marriages and relationships but you find that you can’t make the long-lasting changes.
Are you are searching for help with your marriage in Minneapolis, Minnesota because your relationship experienced any of these issues?
• Conflicts that have been left unresolved for too long
• Lack of sex or other sexual problems
• Internet porn/cybersex
• Excessive fighting and arguments
• Poor communication
• Busy schedules and pressure from work
• Suffocating partner
• Children issues • Trial separation
We all want relationships of meaning and deep connection, which is why they are so intense. Our relationships can cause us both the greatest joy and the greatest sorrow. They are the most important life experience.
Often couples never learned how to communicate effectively, manage anger, resolve conflicts productively, or to listen empathically to one another. Most people don’t recognize the role they play when a relationship is facing these problems. One person is rarely the problem; it is the relationship system or the relationship dance that is the problem.
Marriage counseling can help you recover from the anger and get unstuck and out of those same old patterns. Counseling will help you focus on what you really want instead of getting caught in the blame cycle. Sometimes affairs happen. Counseling will help you focus on the underlying issues and causes, instead of getting overwhelmed by all of the details. Trust can be rebuilt after an affair. Couples counseling can help you express your emotions so that you will feel deeply heard and also deeply connected to each other once again.
Even after all that’s happened, you can you heal the hurt and restore your love for each other. The good news is that these skills can be taught, it’s never too late to save a marriage or a relationship.
Even if your partner won’t come in, there is still help available for you. You can come in on your own.