Do you feel deprived of love, companionship and intimacy in your intimate relationship?
Do you find that the spark between you and your partner has faded and that you often feel lonely and misunderstood?
Are you spending more time arguing with your partner than enjoying each other’s companionship?
Are you living with a partner who is detached and non-responsive to your emotional needs?
Do you experience high levels of anxiety due to conflict with your partner?
If you can identify with any of these experiences, you are not alone. Conflict is inevitable in every relationship. Being able to successfully resolve conflicts is the key to relational success. There is not doubt about it, relationships matter. The quality of the relationships we establish have a strong baring in our inner experience. Similarly, our inner experience also shape the quality of our relationships as well as our ability to manage interpersonal conflict.
Positive relationships can bring about increased self-esteem, positive emotions and enjoyment, while conflict in relationships foster negative views of others, the world and ourselves. Research on relationships suggests that when positive interactions outweigh negative, at ratio of 5 to 1, people experience higher levels of relational success.
The clinicians at the Good Life Center for Metal Health welcome the opportunity to work with you to help improve the quality of your interpersonal connections. We will provide you with the support necessary to express your feelings and vulnerabilities as well as learn tools to manage the conflict that may arise. Our therapists will work to understand your relational struggles, help you decreasing your relational conflict, and improve your emotional connections.
The goals are to learn to identify emotions and find the courage to express these emotions in an honest and respectful way in order to foster better connections. Learning to give and receive empathy with intimate partners can help deepen feelings of secure attachment. Throughout the therapeutic process, your therapist will provide you with the empathy and support you need to gain confidence in yourself, help you effectively communicate your wants and needs in a warm and non-threatening manner, and experience greater joy and satisfaction with your intimate partner.
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