About Interpersonal Relationships
Our relationships with others are a wonderful, and many times painful, practice arena to work on our biggest issues.
Relationships are meant to be a mirror for the issues inside us. Our relationships with others, and most specifically our partners, can offer us that valuable insight into where we need to work by pushing our buttons to find our reactivity. Isn’t your partner excellent at doing that?!
The key is realizing that each of us controls the wiring to those buttons….
Relationships can provide feedback we can get nowhere else.
Relationships are essential for gaining insight into weaknesses and pain that need to be addressed. You are the expert on your partner, and they are the expert on you–they really are your best teacher. A lot of times we just have a hard time hearing their feedback in a safe and productive way, and sharing feedback with them in a way they can hear, too.
Have you ever looked back at your life and said to yourself that the time you felt the most peace was when you weren’t in a relationship? This is because there was no mirror to show you where you still need to work on yourself.
Relationships are a very humbling, invaluable gift if we cooperate with the lessons they are trying to show us. Two truly humble and courageous people working together is a beautiful transformation to behold.
This process is a lot easier to navigate with a skilled, insightful therapist to objectively guide you through it. Give us a call, let’s get started.
Getting married is one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime.
Going into such a commitment with your eyes wide open will help you have realistic expectations of married life. In premarital counseling, you can learn why you chose your future spouse, as well as build on the positive feelings you have now.
Don’t go into marriage blindly; let’s talk about what you need to know before you tie the knot.