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 answer for everyone. The most accurate response is something like this: “couples counseling can be hard work and there are no guarantees, but you are wise to invest the time and you will likely learn something very important about yourselves and each other.”

In order for couples counseling to be effective, both partners must be invested in the process, able to express their goals, and be willing to turn their attention inward rather than to their partner. It’s not about victory because you can’t change someone else. You can, however, develop personal insight into what you bring to the relationship. Once you understand your own patterns and reactions, that’s where change happens. Relationships improve when both partners are willing to do their own work.

Relationships are intrinsically comprised of periods of acrimony. Couples often become frustrated with one another and disconnected over time. This is normal. But with couples counseling these periods of discontent become opportunities for connection.

Whether struggling to make time for one another, having difficulty communicating, or dealing with something a little heavier, couples counseling is helpful for all partnerships and all relationship types, both traditional and non-traditional.



1638 Eagle View Drive
Homer, AK 99603

tim@kachemakcounseling.com
(907) 602-2578

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