One of the biggest myths about romantic relationships is that once a relationship has lost its’ spark, you can’t get it back. Not true! If you started your relationship madly in love and with a deep feeling of connection, you can probably find your way back to it. Simply put, you and your partner will need to do less of what pulls you apart and do more of what brings you closer as a couple. I can help you with both. My approach is very proactive and you can expect specific feedback on how to improve your relationship.
I have noticed one common culprit in nearly every couple that seeks out my help: too much criticism! Think about it. Who wants to be vulnerable (the prerequisite for emotional closeness) with someone who constantly finds fault with us? Constant criticism often stems from the inability to express hurt, angry or even loving feelings in vulnerable ways and/or not knowing how to work through differences. The good news is that you can get better at it. You can learn to express difficult feelings effectively and even use them to bring you closer. Yes, you can talk through disagreements without killing each other; you just have to know how to do it!
If you’d like to set up an appointment, email me at ngeipert[at]lafamilytherapy.com or call me at 310-601-6071.