I have experience helping couples:
Become friends again
Learn to communicate effectively and openly
Heal infidelity and betrayal
Recognize & heal emotional affairs
Avoid or de-escalate volatile arguments
Release old resentments
Navigate the chaos of addiction
Support a partner in recovery and/or 12-Step programs
Change old habits and patterns
Escape from repeated cycles of conflict
Cope with crises, loss, illness, and death
Negotiate second marriages; blending families
Teach conflict-avoidant couples how to have difficult conversations
Facilitate compromise on gridlock issues including:
- household chores
- new parenting
- family-work balance
Learn to grow as couple while honoring individual goals and dreams
Create new relationships with the same partner
“The greatest gift a couple can give their baby is a loving relationship.”
The average couple waits
before seeking help for marital problems.
Dr. John Gottman reports that stable marriages have a 5:1 ratio of positivity to negativity during conflict.
“The Four Horsemen” – criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling – predict early divorcing
YEARS AFTER THE WEDDING
“Almost everyone messes up during marital conflict. What matters is whether repairs are successful.”
of the time, women bring up issues in heterosexual relationships.
of new parents experience a precipitous drop in couple satisfaction in the first three years of the baby’s life.
“Everything positive thing you do in your relationship is foreplay.”
Quotes and statistics by John Gottman.