1. You both are feeling ‘unheard’ and having trouble seeing the issue or situation from your partner’s point of view.  If there’s lots of conflict in your relationship about what seems like everything, even the little stuff, consider that it is difficult to get to the place where you can productively consider potential solutions to your problems if neither of you feels like the other person hears where you’re coming from.
  2. When there has been emotional or physical infidelity.  You may think you can work through this on your own, but a professional can create a meaningful framework for the recovery process, provide a safe space for each individual to be heard, help redefine the relationship, and create a narrative lending an understanding as to how the relationship got to a place where it became vulnerable to the affair in order to recognize the first signs in the future and innoculate the relationship against any potential threats.
  3. When you are having difficulty adjusting to a major life transition, such as parenthood, launching of children, or dealing with the problems and responsibilities associated with aging parents. Let’s face it, when our lives get turned upside down, and what we once knew to be ‘normal’ seems so far away, it takes some adjusting, not only as an individual, but also as a couple. Our ‘normal’ patterns of interaction and reaction may not make sense given the new circumstances.



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Hi Lisa,
I liked the first point of your article. It is really very important to understand your partner's point of view to avoid conflict in your relationship. Thanks for sharing.

July 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLewis Jackson

Thank you for this nice blog,I also believe that therapies often lead to a positive effect on your relationship.

September 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJulia Stewart

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