“Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you.”
What happened to your relationship? You wonder if this there is any chance that it could get better. You miss having great conversations at the end of the day and fun date nights every week. The sadness you feel wretches your insides as you long to feel connected to your partner, the person you couldn't imagine yourself without. You don't know why, but day by day you feel further apart from each other.
You used to go to bed at night together, talking until you fell asleep. Now, you or your partner fall asleep on the couch watching TV and wake up in the middle of the night and get into bed. You can't remember the last time you had a physical or intimate connection that had meaning and felt fulfilling. You're struggling to find things to talk about or do together - and it's impacting other aspects of your life, including your role as a parent.
We help couples foster a new connection. While therapy can't "fix" a relationship, truth is, you aren't a broken car that needs fixing. You need better communication, help with problem solving, and a guide to navigate the more difficult conversations you've been avoiding. Even if you are considering separation or divorce, through therapy, we can help you make the process as amicable and collaborative as possible, especially if children are involved.
If you are looking to work on your relationship, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.313.8074 for a free 15-minute consultation. Marital and family therapy takes place in our Northfield, IL office and can be arranged remotely, as appropriate.