Building a healthy relationship

Couples Therapy
Building Healthy Relationships

Open, honest, and safe communication is a fundamental part of a healthy relationship.

The first step to building a relationship is making sure you both understand each other’s needs and expectations—being on the same page is especially important. Gaining a deeper understanding of yourself empowers you to bring your true most authentic self-expression to your relationships and to gain connection from that place. Instead of sacrificing your truth, squashing your inner voice, or succumbing to other people’s values.

Healthy relationships enhance your life with your partner, family members and friends and makes everyone feel good about themselves. They do not just happen though; healthy relationships take time to build and need work to keep them healthy. The more positive effort you put into a relationship, the healthier it should be. Healthy relationships can increase your sense of worth and belonging, support you and give you confidence.

It is normal to have ups and down and difference of opinions in relationships. However, not all relationships are healthy you may feel like your trapped, not being heard or support. this can leave you feeling anxious, stressed, unhappy scared and drain.

 

How do you know your relationship is not healthy? One way to know is if one person has more power than another, or if that person is abusive or violent. 

Biggest Predictor of Divorce

According to Dr John Gottman after watching thousands of couples argue in his lab, he was able to identify specific negative communication patterns that predict divorce. He called them The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and they are criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling.

The first step in effectively managing conflict is to identify and counteract The Four Horsemen when they arrive in your conflict discussions. Luckily, for every horseman there is an antidote, and you can learn how and when to use them.

fighting couple
happy couples

Relationship in trouble is upsetting, it can often be repaired more easily than you think.

We will go over some strategies and tools that will help you sustain love and make it grow and flourish

Building connections for the future, and Intimacy

Understand your Love Languages

Learn better way to communicate by bringing up problems gently and without blame or engage in conflict

Learned how to exit an argument, or how to repair the situation before an argument gets completely out of control.

Since 2007, I’ve helped my clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. I am here to help my clients achieve a more positive outlook on life, and provide them with all the tools necessary to get them there. Let me help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of having better relationships.

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Professional Mental Health Counsellor 
and
 Relationship Specialist