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Imagine this promo blurb on the inside cover of a book:
“Once upon a time, there were two people who enjoyed perfect childhoods, fell in love, and sustained a passionate relationship over many decades. One day, after long perfect lives, they died.”
Few people, of course, would buy such a book because the human journey is about both struggle and joy. It is about confronting obstacles as well as developing inner strength and resilience. A relationship journey is no different—except that two people experience these challenges and triumphs together.
Frequently, I see couples who think they want out of their relationship. Often, what they really want is a way out of the anger, hurt, and stress that dominate their interactions. However, when couples do decide to part ways, I help them find the courage to do so with dignity and care.
So many couples have trouble managing the conflicts and power struggles that are part of all intimate relationships. Compounding the problem, they also lack the tools to nourish and keep love alive.
To address these needs, I became a Master Teacher in a renowned couples program called PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationships Skills). I am also a certified practitioner of Imago Relationship Therapy, which focuses on transforming conflict between partners into opportunities for deep healing. In addition, I have obtained certification from The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California, and have studied the work of Drs. John and Julie Gottman (levels 1 and 2), who have developed a research-based program to help partners build a strong marriage. Finally, in the interests of helping couples rediscover good sex, I am certified in the “Hot Monogamy” process developed by Dr. Patricia Love and Treating Affairs and Trauma with the Gottman Institute.
couples in any stage of relationship