You know your relationship is worth fighting for and you know relationships have their ups and downs. You know your troubled relationship can no longer stay this way. You want things to get back on track as soon as possible.
As relationships evolve, some common issues tend to arise. These can pertain to both married couples as well as those who are dating.
Relationships take work. Some require more effort than others to be as enjoyable as they can be. Working on your relationships takes time and can be done with just one member of the relationship present. Many of my couples have seen desirable and positive changes while only ONE member of the couple is present. If your partner refuses to attend counseling, rest assured that we can do counseling without your partner and with just YOU participating.
First you might ask yourself what is couples therapy or marriage counseling? We work together to develop practical skills, which are tailored to meet your individualized needs, as well as learning to cope with and overcome challenges. Some of the different challenges we work with include:
1.Rebuilding Trust Through Honesty
2.Teaching Effective Communication Skills
3.Breaking Down Years of Built Up Resentment
5.Eliminating Control Issues**
**Domestic violence falls under this category and can include emotional as well as physical abuse. This is NEVER to be tolerated! Finding a solution to do what you need to do to keep yourself and your children safe is of the utmost importance. Women (or men) often report feeling powerless, hopeless or helpless in these situations. There are solutions to be found.
Perhaps you have decided to end your relationship. It is important to be able to end it with integrity and dignity. You have to have as little collateral damage as possible, especially if there are children involved. You need to make sure you are able to get things straightened out in your mind as well as in your life to prevent yourself from carrying unhealthy baggage into your next chapter. Divorce does not have to mean the end of a family. In today’s progressive landscape, divorce can be more of a re-organization of your family. This is a shift in thinking and is a better way of looking at things. Children feel better knowing they will still be a family. Children thrive on that reassurance.
So whether you are looking to rebuild/strengthen your relationship or end it with honor and virtue, Laurie Shoats can help you achieve your goals.
Call me today, let’s chat! (954) 802-1601