You knew relationships were hard work.

You just never expected them to be this much work. 

Maybe you've read articles, or books, but it's still not what you'd hoped it could be or what it once was. 

And lately, you've been wondering if it's even worth the effort.

A home should be a haven, not a battleground. After a day of taking care 
of your many responsibilities, you need a refuge from where you feel accepted and respected. Trying to navigate a relationship shouldn't feel like going to another job.

Couples' therapists Julie and John Gottman think so, too. Over the past 30 years they've studied couples who stayed together andcompared them to couples who didn't, and they've developed a keen understanding of which behaviors can drive couples apart, and which behaviors can bring them closer together.  From decades of research, they've developed therapy that uses this information to create lasting relationships.
Try this for yourself: "The Stress-Reducing Conversation." Read through the information carefully, and give a copy to your partner.

About Gottman-based Couples' Therapy:

Couples who enter into Gottman Method Couples Therapy begin with an assessment process that then informs the therapeutic framework and intervention.

A conjoint session, followed by individual interviews with each partner are conducted. Couples complete questionnaires and then receive detailed feedback on their relationship.  This online couples assessment tool automatically scores a relationship’s strengths and challenges and provides specific recommendations for intervention.

Therapeutic Framework
The couple and therapist decide on the frequency and duration of the sessions.

Therapeutic Interventions
Interventions are designed to help couples strengthen their relationships in three primary areas: friendship, conflict management, and creation of shared meaning. Couples learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and to repair past hurts. Interventions designed to increase closeness and intimacy are used to improve friendship, deepen emotional connection, and create changes which enhances the couples shared goals. Relapse prevention is also addressed.

If you find yourself struggling, make an appointment for a thorough assessment today, to learn how therapy can reduce negative behavioral patterns while improving the positive ones.