Do you recall that feeling of falling in love? The excitement, the positive ways in which you see your would-be partner and even the world? When you fall in love, your energy is high, your libido is high, and even your overall health benefits. The opposite is also true: relationship challenges can seem to knock your feet out from under you. You may feel exhausted, preoccupied, and even ill. You may feel that your future is not worth living, and no hope exists to pull you out of this abyss.
I would respectfully like to challenge those feelings of helplessness. Many brilliant clinicians have dedicated their careers to understanding more about relationship health, challenges, and recovery. Throughout time, I have learned from the best: Gottman techniques, Emotionally-Focussed Couples Therapy, Narrative Couples Therapy, and more. Maybe more important, the families I have spent time with have taught me a great deal about love, intention, vulnerability, tenacity and respect. When those components are put together with our collaborative efforts, wonderful changes can happen.