Couples Counseling and Marriage Therapy in Wake Forest, NC
There is nothing more upsetting than when your partner becomes a stranger. You aren’t sure what to do, where to turn to, if you need couples counseling or a divorce attorney.
You protest against this emotional disconnection and want to ask your partner:
“Are you there for me?”
“Can I count on you?”
“Do I matter to you?”
But because these questions have been burning inside you for sooo long, the only thing that comes out of your mouth is blame and criticism. Your partner, hearing that he or she has failed at love (once again), freezes up. Then both of you feel miserable and hopeless, stuck in this so familiar and never ending vicious cycle.
Or you may be feeling burned out from trying to reach your partner for so long, and now you just shut down and move away. Whether you the one who pursues the emotional connection (because you feel “alone”) or withdraws from it (because you feel “inadequate”), I want you to know that there is hope. There is nothing broken about your responses. From a neurological perspective, it is your mammalian brain that protects you from danger because intimacy is risky.
If you are a couple who can’t communicate with each other without fighting or shutting down (and sometimes both), call me today for your FREE 15 min consultation to discuss strategies to help you heal past hurts, calm your inner critic down, and strengthen trust and connection with your most important person. Couples counseling, marriage therapy, and relationship therapy provided in my Wake Forest counseling office. Serving Raleigh, Durham, and the triangle area.
How can couples therapy save your relationship?
Feel greater emotional connection with your partner
Communicate more effectively
Restore trust and intimacy