Love is the most compelling force in the universe, it drives us to fix relationship problems.
What makes connection in marriage so difficult? How can a couple who have been together for a long time, still feel as though they hardly know each other? Consider whether any of these statements reflect your experience with your partner:
According to research, couples who are contemptuous of each other are more likely to suffer from illnesses. Research shows that it is not the presence or absence of arguments that determines whether a relationship will breakdown or not, but the presence of criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling.
Contrary to popular opinion, marital therapy based on active listening (“talk therapy”) and conflict resolution alone is surprisingly ineffective. Using emotion-focussed couples therapy CPT employs counselling using interventions that repair, build and sustain lasting relationships.
Counsellors work at a depth with couples to identify areas in which couples get stuck in destructive cycles in relationships, confront destructive patterns of relating, or “unlearn” what has kept couples lonely and isolated from one another.