OPTIMIZING RELATIONSHIP SATISFACTION THROUGH COUPLES THERAPY

Betrayals that destroy trust and chronic conflicts that fester without ever addressing underlying emotional wounds get in the way of achieving and maintaining the satisfying and caring relationship that couples want.

When one or both partners struggle with an addiction or has a background of childhood trauma, blame and guilt can compound feelings of anger, hurt, and confusion that create even more distance between the partners. This kind of personal history or shared experience as a couple makes you feel too vulnerable to let down defenses long enough to gain true and lasting emotional intimacy.