Are You Engaging in These Common Relationship Pitfalls?
- Snapping at your partner regularly
- Rejecting or pushing away your partner
- Giving up making an effort for your partner
- Not scheduling their time to be organized
- Spending money to keep up with other people, or to soothe your emotions
- Using alcohol or food to feel better
- Avoiding intimacy with your partner, or wishing there was more intimacy
- Avoiding spending time together with your partner
- Playing only rarely with your kids due to stress
- Arguing about how you should spend your money
How can our couples therapy help you?
A client’s story…
John presented to therapy as a father of 3 young children who was very unhappy in his marriage and about to leave his wife. He was convinced that all he needed was some professional help on the best way to leave his family without doing too much emotional damage. Over the past few years he and his wife had reduced all intimacy and he had focused all his attention on building his business, which he had done so very successfully. When he attended his first session, he was simply coming to ask for help him leave his wife. However, as we spoke it became clear that he still loved her, but they had grown so far apart, he had convinced himself the marriage was over. With our professional guidance John realized in session he was no longer seeing his wife as the beautiful women he fell in love with, but rather the mother of his children. Working on ways to increase intimacy, John very quickly realized how much he loved his wife and after only a few sessions the intimacy significantly increased back to where it was when they first met. Eight years on and John has never been happier. He and his wife make time for each other and have built a long lasting happy and loving relationship. John acknowledges that if he had not sought help, he would have mistakenly thrown away the love of his life.
We are experts at getting to the heart of your relationship issues to provide you with personalised support when you need it most
When couples come to see us they often complain about having spent time in therapy in the past, or even years trying to improve their current problems alone, without success. This failure often stems from being with a therapist who just listened to their problems, but did not provide any real strategies, or empower them with helpful strategies to improve intimacy, communicate with respect and to feel appreciated and loved within the relationship.
When parents come to see us they often make the mistake of assuming if they can just get someone else to help take care of the kids their lives will be better. But often this doesn’t reduce the guilt they are feeling about not spending time with their children. Learning ways to create a positive life balance becomes more rewarding both personally and professionally as parents create a healthy bond with their kids whilst sustaining a healthy partnership and growing heathy careers too. We have helped many parents to feel confident in their chosen parenting styles and to find ways to rekindle their love and attraction which is often put to the wayside when busy parenting lives set in.
Most importantly our clients are happy because they know they have a regular support base in Happy Life they can call on when they need it most.
There are common reasons for relationship difficulties which can be improved significantly just by talking to the right person who understands your needs
Marriage breakdowns often happen due to:
- communication break down
- financial stress
- living separate lives
- adjusting to parenthood
- problems with external families
- lack of sexual intimacy
- sexual incompatibility
- and more…
Couples are relieved when they have the tools to remedy relationship issues and feelings such as:
- struggling to be heard
- arguing more than usual
- repeatedly fighting over the same issues
- living in a stressful environment
- feeling lonely
- feeling insecure
- feeling lost
- wanting a change
- looking for intimacy outside of your partnership
If you are experiencing any of these feelings, talking to our trained couples therapists can really help
- 1x 60 min session – $120
- 3x 60 min session package – $300 (valid for three months)
- 6 x 60 min session package – $540 (valid for six months)
Please note a 48 hour cancellation policy applies.