Making the Commitment—Couples Therapy in San Francisco
It takes more than just passion to make a relationship thrive. It takes time,
dedication, and a bit of hard work, too. Sometimes, it even takes some help from
a professional. When you need help maintaining or repairing your relationship
(whether you’re married, same sex, heterosexual, or something else all together)
an experienced San Francisco couples therapist can remind you of all the reasons
you fell in love in the first place.
There are many reasons why you might choose
to see a San Francisco couple’s therapist. Among the many services they offer
With a national divorce rate of nearly 50%, more and more engaged couples are
deciding to visit a therapist before they say I do. This is the perfect forum
for learning how to properly communicate with your partner (before either of you
develops the bad habits that can lead to serious trouble down the road). It’s
also a good place to openly discuss your expectations of each other, what you
believe married life should be like, and create a positive dialogue about
important topics like children and careers.
Effective Communication Methods
One of the biggest obstacles faced by couples today is the lack of proper
communication. Speaking and communicating are not the same things—a fact that
too many people learn only after their relationship has ended. When effective
communication has become a barrier in your relationship, a couple’s therapist in
San Francisco can teach you, in a respectful and non-judgmental way, how to
really listen and respond to each other’s wants and needs.
When one partner loses trust in another, it can seem like an insurmountable
challenge. Betrayal, hurt, anger, shame and blame are all feelings that will be
felt by either partner. San Francisco couple’s therapy provides a relaxed,
non-confrontational way for both partners to be heard and understood—without the
shouting matches. The therapist can help you work through your feelings, and
slowly begin to rebuild the trust in your relationship.
Moving Past Addiction
Few things can tear a home apart like an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Often,
even after a person has sought treatment, the after effects can still be felt
throughout the home. If you or your partner has recently gone sober, then it
might be time to think about couple’s therapy. You’ve already done the hardest
part… why risk losing the person who stood by you through it all? Or, if your
loved one is still struggling with an addiction, couple’s therapy might be the
way to let them see that they need help.
A healthy sex life is a key component to any solid relationship. When you’re
facing sexual frustrations, a couple’s therapist will help you pinpoint the
problem—and then teach you and your partner ways to move past it. San Francisco
is a romantic city… why not make the most of it with the one you love? Couple’s
therapy is an affordable, discrete, and most of all, effective way to recapture
the beauty of your relationship.