Creating Connection – Couples and Marriage Counseling at Hampton, VA
Connection with your partner may be one of the best things in your life. Think of the joy, the understanding, the support, and the love your partner brings to your life. When the two of you are on the same page, you can face anything life throws at you.
Unfortunately, when you are not on the same page, life can feel overwhelming. The good times are really good, but the hard times are really hard: the miscommunication, the apathy, the disrespect. Every couple faces hard times.
We know healthy relationships take work, and the professional counselors at Thriveworks Hampton, VA have helped many couples foster more of the good times in their relationship and kick the bad times to the curb.
Disconnected No More
When couples struggle, each partner can feel alone. Reaching out for help is hard, but it’s worth the risk.
Staying in unhappy, unhealthy relationships brings stress that can have a long-term, negative impact on people’s physical and emotional health. But breaking up or divorcing is also a difficult process. When families split, individuals suffer—often unnecessarily.
What if there were a better way than breaking up or staying in an unhealthy, unhappy relationship?
A Thriveworks Hampton, VA counselor wants to help. Our counselors have helped many couples restore connection in their relationships.
Many of the problems couples face have solutions. Think about being with the person you love but without the fighting. Instead of arguing, you listen to one another and work together toward a solution. Think about that same argument you have had over and over again. Instead of falling into that pattern, you create a new way to connect—to work together.
Thriveworks Couples Counseling
Maybe you’ve discovered that love is not all you need for your relationship to continue. How can a Thriveworks Hampton, VA counselor help? We’ve found that communication underlies most problems that couples have. The good news is that better communication can lead to better connection and less problems.
Here are the most common communication problems we see and how our therapists work to overcome them.
Problem 1: Miscommunication
Even couples who love and respect each other deeply miscommunicate. No two people see the world from the same perspective or think about things exactly the same. When communicating these differences, a lot can get lost in translation about money, schedule, kids, food, housing, and so much more.
Thriveworks Hampton, VA counselors know what it takes to communicate well with your partner. They help couples understand what it takes to listen well and speak respectfully. They have crafted exercises that couples can practice and then use in their daily communication.
Problem 2: Recurring Problems
Sometimes, one event in a couple’s relationship defines how they relate to each other and sets a pattern that they repeat. When these patterns are unhealthy or hurtful, they cause pain over and over again. Often, couples do not even know about these recurring problems.
Thriveworks Hampton, VA counselors know how to identify these recurring problems. Once couples can see how they repeat unhealthy patterns of behavior, they can work to find new, healthy responses.
Problem 3: Lack of Respect
Many couples face deeper problems such as cheating, lying or intentionally unkind behavior from one or both partners. When relationships lack respect, communication can feel impossible and disorienting. These couples have the best chance of recovering a healthy relationship if they seek professional help.
Thriveworks Hampton, VA counselors help their clients identify underlying feelings that led to the breakdown in respect. Our counselors also help their clients identify the harm the disrespectful behavior has caused to the relationship. If partners are willing to be honest, to work at rebuilding trust, and to own their mistakes, our professionals have the training to guide couples back toward a respectful relationship.
Could your relationship use a little fine-tuning? Does it need a major intervention? Whatever problems you and your partner face, a Thriveworks Hampton, VA professional is ready to help. Appointments are available that work with your busy schedule because we want to see you in a healthy relationship. Call Thriveworks Hampton, VA at (757) 317-4315 to schedule your first appointment.