Couples & Marital Counseling

“We Marry Our Unfinished Business.”
– Lori Gottlieb –

“Can my relationship be saved?” Or, “Can you help us decide if we should stay together?” These are questions I’m often asked and there is no one good response for everyone. The most accurate thing I can say is something like this: “Couples work is hard and there are no guarantees, but you are wise to invest the time and you will likely learn something very important about yourself and each other.”

In order for couples counseling to be a valuable experience, both partners must be invested and willing to identify their personal goals for the relationship. I ask that they turn their attention not to their partner as the sole source of conflict and discontent but to themselves. It’s not about victory because we can’t change another person. We can, however, develop personal insight into how we contribute to the relationship and identify any patterns and reactions that we can change.

Relationships are inherently comprised of periods of acrimony. This is normal. But without maintenance it’s common for couples to grow increasingly frustrated and discontent over time. Whether you struggle to make time for one another, find it difficult to communicate effectively, or are dealing with something a little heavier, couples counseling is an important opportunity to shut out distractions and show up for one another.

1638 Eagle View Drive
Homer, AK 99603
(907) 602-2578

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