As much as relationships bring us comfort, they can often cause great pain. Over time with the pressures of life, work and children, many people find themselves feeling alienated from their partners. This can lead to withdrawal, reactivity, and arguments, which in turn leads to greater distance and loneliness. Finding your way back to one another is not as simple as having better “communication.” You have most likely already communicated a great deal about what is not working. Words have lost their meaning.

Coming to therapy together makes a powerful statement to each other about your desire for connection. Talking with one other in a neutral space can alter both what you say and hear. In addition to building understanding, therapy can help you change patterns of relating and develop new ways of making contact.