Tammy 'Kaia' Bruski, MS, LPC, CST
When You Don't Fit the Mold...
rebuilding mutual connection and intimacy
-> RELATIONSHIP THERAPY
Relationships are not always easy or straight forward. Attraction and love brings two people together, but there's a lot involved in keeping a relationship healthy and growing. Getting frustrated and annoyed with your partner is inevitable, but the way you work through the difficult moments can determine how safe and connected you feel in your relationship.
Rebuilding intimacy starts with finding common ground with your partner, and creating safety to talk about the difficult issues that keep you from feeling connected.
Common relationship 'ruts' include:
feeling isolated and misunderstood by your partner
inability to resolve long-standing disagreements
lost intimacy and connections
mismatched desire for sex and physical intimacy
lost trust due to dishonesty and infidelity
patterns of dependency, codependency and enmeshment
issues around finances, raising children, and blended families
Whether you're interested in rebuilding your relationship or contemplating separation/ divorce, couples therapy can help you figure out next steps. It can help you process ongoing issues as a team while developing new tools for improved communication and intimacy. I support clients move toward their best version of what they see their relationship becoming. When both partners willingly engage in strengthening their relationship skills, there is hope for long-lasting change and satisfaction.
If you're just starting out in a new relationship and are considering living together or marriage, you may want to consider relationship coaching as a way to build a solid foundation for your future. You can set your relationship up for greater success by preemptively working out differences in the ways you approach communication, resolving conflict, sexual intimacy, finances, relationships with in-laws, life/work balance and religious differences.