The first date just ended and you’re pretty sure there are actual sparks in the air. By the time the second date comes, you’re convinced you just found your soul mate.
But then comes date 10, date 50, maybe so many years that you’ve lost tracks of the dates. Your relationship isn’t the same as it was at the start. The once flirtatious stubbornness is just the annoying dirty dishes they have yet to put away. At the beginning, you didn’t realize just how grumpy they are Monday Mornings or how difficult it is to talk about finances. But now, those become startlingly obvious. Real life can drain all the magic out of a once beautiful relationship.
Thriveworks Woodstock is willing to bet it can be beautiful again.
Fights, doubts, and insecurities are a normal part of all relationships. They can even be a sign of a healthy relationship, proof that you are both willing to grow and change together. Of course, this doesn’t make your fears any less scary and your partner’s tendency to bring up “that one time…” healthy. You deserve to feel loved and worthy, because you are!
Thriveworks Woodstock Couples Counseling is here to help you and your partner work through the human mistakes and insecurities to build a stronger, happier relationship and life together. Our Couples Counseling therapists will help you bounce back from a hard fight, work your way through a rough patch, or prepare for the next one. Relationships will always take hard work, dedication, and a few tears. But that doesn’t have to take away the love, beauty, and magic of them.
Does Couples Therapy Work?
Most couples who come to Thriveworks Couples Counseling Woodstock will say yes! The love you once had is probably still there, it’s just buried a little underneath the arguments, doubts and insecurities. An unbiased third party could be all you need to work through those and rediscover that love. With all the love you’ve put into this relationship, let’s give it the chance it deserves!
In the beginning, infatuation is stronger than the kind of deep love lasting relationships are built off of. This isn’t bad, but infatuation does have to melt away into a stronger love eventually. Infatuation can brush aside flaws or even romanticize them. But as infatuation fades and a deeper love takes root, old habits and routines start to show themselves.
If any of the habits or routines your partner does, say, or insinuate makes you feel unsafe, we are a phone-call away to help talk you through possible next steps.
More often, your partner may just exhibit some habits that aren’t dangerous, but still make you feel unloved, unappreciated, or unresected. That is not how a relationship should be! You deserve to feel loved, appreciated, and respected. With a Woodstock Couples Counselor, we will get to the root of the problem and build a stronger relationship.
A few of the more common issues Thriveworks Woodstock can address include:
- Recovering from cheating
- Managing busy schedules
- Improving on communication skills
- Learning how to live together
- Adjusting to life changes and stress together
- Feelings of jealously or under-appreciation
- Unmet needs for affection
- Differing expectations for the relationship
There is never a reason too big or too small to disqualify you from counseling. All of your concerns are valid and important to address. At times, you, your partner, and your counselor may agree that ending romantic ties is the best path. Other times, Couples Counseling allows couples to “check-in”, like a physical check-up but for your relationship.
What Does Couples Counseling Look Like?
Thriveworks Woodstock understands how relationships are constantly shifting, as are the problems you need to address. Therefore, every Couples Counseling session will be unique and designed to fit your relationship, personality, and long-term and short-term goals.
Our sessions always provide a nonjudgmental space for you to grow and heal. We are the guide, not the leader, and will offer support and expertise to help get you to where you want to be. Some of the expertise our Thriveworks Woodstock counselors have comes in the form of tools that can be taught and implemented. We may work at addressing specific issue such as cheating, feeling unloved, or communication. Other times, we may use tools that will increase overall relationship satisfaction. If there’s a gap between where your relationship is at and where you want it to be, Thriveworks Woodstock is here to help bridge the gap!
Finally, everyone is welcomed at Thriveworks Couples Counseling in Woodstock. Dating, engaged, or married- if you are in a relationship then we are excited to meet you and begin strengthening and healing your relationship! The sparks you saw in the beginning aren’t gone; they’re just hiding. With a little extra help, your relationship can be full of love!