Are you feeling lonely in your relationship? You may be wondering how that’s possible, how this happened, or how the circumstances that arise as you move through life together have so strongly impacted your connection with your partner. I am here to help you get back on track, and overcome the obstacles threatening to come between you.
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The Beginning of Relationships…
At the start of a relationship, you feel important, valued and accepted. You feel you’ve found safety and are complete and understood. Life is good, stress decreases, you are content, and you worry less. You are connected to this other person, and you find joy in sharing your experiences with them.
After Some Time…
Life circumstances begin piling up, and because it is often hard to communicate about the small, day-to-day trials, they drive little wedges between you over time. It starts to seem like your partner pays more attention to kids, pets, friends, work and other responsibilities than you. Maybe it feels like your partner is nicer to everyone else, and takes their frustrations out on you. You begin to feel hurt, alone, disrespected or unappreciated.
If you share these feelings with your partner, he or she gets defensive and feel criticized or attacked. You speak about the same issues repeatedly, with no resolution. You have lost that feeling of connection, and something just isn’t working anymore. You feel lonely even when your partner is near you. You may begin to question your compatibility with your partner, and think you are no longer in love.
What should you do, and how I can help…
Working together, I can help you and your partner rediscover the physical and emotional intimacy that you used to have, and support you in getting closer than you ever were. I have worked with couples who have survived infidelity, emotional distance, sexual issues, a variety of addictions (alcoholism, substance abuse, gambling, shopping and sex-and-love addiction). I have also worked with couples who drifted apart for no apparent reason at all. It is never too late to reinvest in your relationship, and recreate the love you started with. If you would like to contact me you can email me here or call me at 847-274-8423.
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