Research has shown that the lack of adequate repair following an argument is the biggest contributor to marital unhappiness and divorce. One of the first steps in improving a relationship during couples therapy is learning how to regulate emotions, stay calm, and use healthy communication skills to resolve problems. When partners repeatedly employ conflict avoidance or engage in power struggles, communication problems ensue; resentment builds, and repairs are never made. We’ll help you work together to learn the skills necessary to have a happy, successful relationship.
By learning healthy ways to communicate, partners see an improved and renewed relationship as a result of counseling. At Christopher John Counseling we will help you and your partner reconnect and repair the problems that you may be facing. Call us today to schedule a free consult.
I recommend the following book for any couple looking to improve their relationship. Dr. John Gottman is one of the leading experts on relationships. This book helps the reader identify destructive patterns (The Four Horesmen) along with 7 evidence-based principles to follow for a much happier relationship. I like this book particularly because it gives many helpful exercises that correlate to the 7 principles.