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“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. (Friedrich Nietzsche). More than 12 years of couples’ therapy, and 20+ years of marriage, have taught me how crucial it is to create a genuine, caring, loving and respectful friendship in marriage each and every day.
Often marriage devolves into a rote of to-do-lists and mounting conflict. Gone is the initial excitement, affection and curiosity of the courtship days. Suddenly most time spent together is to solve problems, get things done, discuss issues and noticing things about your partner that you just don’t like.
Gottman’s approach to constructive conflict resolution, strengthening your friendship and building a framework of shared meaning offers practical strategies in building successful, content and meaningful marriages, partnerships and other significant relationships in our lives.
Relationships are work, but they are worth the effort. Relationships can be challenging, but they make you grow. Relationships require you to make room for another, but it will help you build something greater than any individual could accomplish alone.
Whether you are just thinking about committing to a serious relationship or have been together for many years, whether it concerns your relationship with a family member or friend I would be humbled and excited to join you for part of your journey in helping you to build the relationship you want to have. Together we can do it.