Couples and Marriage Counseling

Do you argue and never solve problems?

Do you miss the emotional & physical intimacy you once 

Are you and your spouse living separate lives?

According to research on relationships, there are specific warning 
signs of relationship breakdown that can lead to divorce. These 
  • Feeling distant, leading parallel lives
  • Talking seems useless so you try to solve problems on your
  • Rather than complaining about specific actions, you criticize 
 each others personality and character
  • Open displays of contempt: hostile humor, eye-rolling, mockery
  • Avoiding each other
  • Loneliness sets in.

 Often, one or both people in a relationship will bring the baggage of previous relationships and even pain and trauma from their childhood into their present relationship.  Also, intimate relationship skills are something that are learned, however most people have never been taught these skills. These factors combined can make relationships a real struggle. 

The good news is  research also shows that marriage counseling and couples counseling can make a significant and lasting difference in improving relationships.  In couples and marriage counseling couples are guided in reconnecting emotionally so they can let go of the anger both past and present and begin to develop skills that make relationships work, such as;
  • Nurturing fondness and admiration
  • Turning towards each other instead of away
  • Allowing partners to influence one another
  • Solving, solvable problems
  • Overcoming gridlock
  • Creating a life with shared meaning

You can stop the arguing, reconnect emotionally and have a loving and fulfilling relationship.

Contact me at 248 563-0587 or for a free phone consultation or to make an appointment.
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Antoinette Peterson MSW, LMSW
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