Marriage is an exciting and life-changing experience. Together you are creating the foundation of your family and future with commitment, love and shared values. Sometimes other life events such as changes with work, health issues, a new pregnancy, extended family dynamics or an addiction can shift the foundation and create cracks in trust and intimacy. When those cracks are not given the proper attention, we can start to see behaviors such as: not wanting to talk to your spouse as much, not bringing up sensitive topics to avoid a fight, just “dealing” with the issue (perhaps stuffing feelings or distracting ourselves), talking to other people about the problem instead of our spouse, or spending more time away from each other (at work, with friends, with parents, etc.)
- Are you in the first years of your marriage and now having concern about how things are going?
- Are you feeling unsupported or distant from your spouse?
- Have you lost that intimate connection with your spouse and have been waiting for it to change?
- Has there been an affair or fantasies about an affair lately?
If any of these things are happening in your relationship, consider marriage counseling as an investment to repair and rebuild the relationship. I provide a specialized approach to marital counseling that directly addresses problem areas to begin transitioning to working through problems together. Together we will develop a plan that specifically focuses on addressing and repairing those cracks in your relationship and prevent new ones from surfacing.
Happiness is not the absence of problems.
It’s the ability to deal with them.
Call (714) 797-6242 or email me today to make an appointment.