Contrary to what movies may portray, marriage is not always a fairytale walk in the park. Marriage is difficult; it’s learning how to give just as much as you take, to listen as much as you speak and to keep romance and intimacy alive despite daily stressors and outside forces. In a nutshell, marriage is work.
If you and your partner are one of the millions of couples that are struggling to communicate and connect with one another, know that there is nothing to be ashamed of. You are not alone and now is the time that you must ask yourselves one important question: Are you willing to work for your relationship? If so, I am here to help.
At Bergvik Counseling Services, one of my specialties consists of taking an integrative approach to couples counseling and sex therapy in North Haven, CT.
The idea of being judged or being blamed as “the bad one” is what often keeps people from seeking help from a therapist. I assure you, however, your couples counseling sessions will be judgement-free. The fact that you are willing to show up and do the work despite these fears is something that is to be respected. It shows that your relationship is something you deem worthy of fighting for.
Whether you are choosing to work through a serious issue, such as infidelity, or want to address smaller issues that are building up and causing strife, allow couples counseling to be your safe haven on the road to resolution. Here, you will be able to speak openly about your feelings, the thoughts you have not yet verbalized and the goals you have for your relationship. I will guide and support you through this open dialogue and will provide you with tools that are tailored specifically to you and your partner as you identify, explore and address issues and triggers outside of my office.
Regardless of whether you are dating, engaged, newlyweds or have been married for decades, there’s no minimum requirement of years together before it’s OK to seek guidance through couples counseling. Every couple is different, and it is never too soon or too late to put more of an effort into creating a happy, successful relationship.