Sometimes couples can’t quite articulate their concerns regarding their relationship, but all the signs point to a disruption in their ability to connect emotionally. Many of us have very few models of a healthy relationship or marriage and struggle to connect with our significant others in meaningful ways. During times of difficulty, we miss the mark and create distance in our relationships. During the good times, we don’t know how to foster a sustained, intimate relationship once the initial romance has faded away.
When distressed couples present to therapy, they are often ready to make changes. If both partners have agreed to this important step, you are well on your way toward healing. A Journeys therapist can create safety by slowing down conflict and helping you access the strengths you both have to build on an emotional connection.
“I’m afraid that I will be embarrassed talking to a therapist with my significant other.”
Therapy is designed to help you feel emotionally safe enough to take risks. When couples struggle with their emotional connection, they often have difficulty expressing their feelings and thoughts. A Journeys therapist will assist each partner in identifying their feelings, thoughts, and needs and then helping partners express these to each other. Although it is very normal to initially feel embarrassed talking about difficulties, these feelings often dissipate within the first couple of sessions.
We generally recommend scheduling a specialized assessment with a trusted Journeys counselor to evaluate what your specific needs are, as well as determining best the options for treatment and more precise answers to the questions you may have about the process. The Journeys team strives to provide you with the best fit professionally, and will happily direct you to the counselor with the best personality, expertise and approach for your family.
Check out our team to connect with a therapist that’s right for your situation or contact our client coordinator with any questions, concerns or to be matched with a therapist that is best suited for you and your family’s needs.