Families are complex social systems. Each member influences the others in dynamic, often complicated ways. The system requires attention, communication and cooperation from its members in order to function in a healthy way. Because families are so complex, there are ample opportunities for conflicts, miscommunication, alienation and loneliness to occur.
In couples the dynamics can also be complex. It may be a strong relationship but problems may develop none the less. We feel scared and angry and often can become blaming, accusatory and “fixed” in our view of our partner. In this situation the core issues need to be identified.
Reaching out for Help
- Using the tools of deep listening, compassionate engagement, modeling and boundary setting, we work to untangle the web of despair and foster healing and growth.
- We will establish the foundations from which to rebuild trust.
- We will analyze the root of misunderstanding and conflict.
- Once the anger has been quelled and the origin of the conflict understood, we can then put behavioral changes and healthier strategies into place.