Relationships can be hard, but they can also be profoundly rewarding. Relationships take a lot of work and it can be difficult to know where to start.
I work with conflict-avoidant couples. On the surface, the relationship looks great, maybe you rarely fight, or if you do, it seems to resolve quickly. But there is this lingering sense of distance and a sense that something is being left unsaid.
Couples can end up in this dynamic for a myriad of reasons, often linking back to coping strategies learned in childhood when conflict felt dangerous, and something to be avoided at all costs. The only issue is, couples need to navigate conflict in order to progress through life together.
I help couples have the difficult conversations that need to happen in order to support a healthier and more successful relationship. This can include addressing sex and intimacy issues, setting boundaries, identifying the root cause beneath the cycles of miscommunication and fighting that are plaguing their relationships, among other things. Together, we can establish safety in the relationship for the hard conversations.