We get into relationships because we want to feel a sense of belonging & connection; we also want to feel seen and understood and appreciated for who we are. We partner because we hope that, on balance, being partnered is going to make us feel better than being unpartnered.
But often, instead of being soothed, we’re hurt. Instead of being stimulated, we’re bored and uninterested. Somehow, being in a couple turns into something not at all what we’d hoped for.
When couples aren’t doing well they may criticize and pick at each other, or they may distance themselves and stonewall. It’s very uncomfortable. Doubts begin to grow, and when this goes on long enough, we may even begin to lose hope.
GETME counseling interns get training in the specialty of couples therapy. In this counseling format, you come in with your partner. During your couples sessions, you, your partner and your therapist will slowly come to a new understanding of what’s happening inside each partner during the endless loops of arguing and/or distancing.
Gradually, through this new understanding, you will come to see your partner in a new light. This begins to make your interactions more peaceful, interesting and exciting. You’ll feel closer and more connected. You’ll feel safer. You’ll feel seen, and appreciated for who you are.
Isn’t that what you wanted?
If you’d like to schedule an appointment, contact us.