Having a thriving relationship requires a lot of work.
When you first met your partner, your connection likely felt unbreakable. Oftentimes, we find ourselves disappointed to be in a relationship. It was once thriving but is now hanging on by a thread. The connection you felt with your partner (the feeling of being “in love”) seems to have vanished. Or, it has dwindled almost entirely. Now, you feel as if things are hopeless.
Much like a tree can become weathered with age, your relationship needs to be tended to and cared for. Taking the time to improve your relationship can improve your connection. This includes both intimacy and communication.
Do you feel like you and your partner have the same argument again and again about different things?
Our couples therapists will help you to identify the emotions behind your reactions. This way, you can become unstuck. A couples therapist can help you create better responses. By doing so, you can free your relationship from unhealthy communication patterns.
Couples that have completed marriage counseling leave feeling connected and restored. We hope to be able to do the same for you.
Some of the common reasons people start couples therapy are:
Built-up anger/resentment over time
Lost connection (fell out of love)
Blended family issues
Impacts of everyday stress on relationships
Life transition stress (i.e. empty-nesters, retirement)
Our Approach to Couples Therapy in South Jersey
My Therapy Connection’s approach to couples therapy is to use EFT and Gottman. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a short-term form of therapy. It focuses on adult relationships and attachment/bonding. First, the couples therapist and client look at patterns in the relationship. Then, they take steps to create a more secure bond. By doing so, they work to develop trust and move the relationship in a healthier, more positive direction. The Gottman Method teaches couples to make mental maps of their partner’s world. Thus, helping partners learn how to break through relationship gridlock. This type of couples therapy focuses on developing an understanding and skills so partners can:
- Maintain fondness and admiration
- Turn toward each other to get their needs met
- Enact their dreams, and what to do when they mess up
Some Reasons People Don’t Reach Out for Couples Therapy
My partner won’t join me.
That’s okay. We will share tips on how to communicate how important couples therapy is for your relationship. You are welcome to start couples therapy alone. Sometimes, the changes you make can make a significant difference in your relationship.
We are too busy.
The following therapists at My Therapy Connection offer couples therapy:
Even if you aren’t ready to make a full commitment, we encourage you to reach out to us
today. We are happy to schedule a ten-minute complimentary telephone consult. Meet with our team of couples therapists so that you can be sure we are a good fit for you.
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Begin Couples Therapy in South Jersey
Every relationship experiences difficulties, and yours doesn’t have to continue hanging on by a thread. Our caring therapists would be honored to support your relationship in remembering that unbreakable bond. We offer support from our Swedesboro, NJ-based therapy practice. To start your therapy journey, please follow these simple steps:
Other Services Offered with My Therapy Connection
Couples therapy isn’t the only service offered at our Swedesboro, NJ-based therapy practice. Our team offers a variety of mental health services We offer therapy for adolescents, teens, depression, grief, anxiety, and panic disorders. Furthermore, we also offer counseling for parents, families, relationship issues, family issues, stress, phobias, and career issues. Learn more by visiting our blog, or visit our team page today!