Welcome this is the first step on the journey to healing.
All couples struggle at some point in the relationship and it is possible with the right help to find a way through…
Here are the basic relational needs, therapy can help with regaining balance in any of these areas;
Security: Physical and emotional vulnerabilities are protected, honoured and preserved, The absence of actual or anticipated anger
Validation: To be validated and affirmed as being significant, Our thoughts, and feelings are validated as significant and important to another person, someone cares about how things are for us.
Acceptance: Acceptance by a stable dependable and protective other. The need to look up to and rely upon, parents, teachers, elders and mentors, to gain protection, encouragement, and information by a reliable significant other. Confirmation of personal experiences, to be in the presence of someone similar someone who understands because he or she has ‘been there’, or is ‘like me’, to have our experience believed universally.
Self definition: To know and express our own uniqueness and to receive acceptance. To make an impact on another person, to have an influence that effects another person in some desired way, making a positive difference in the world of another’s personal life. To have another person initiate, the impetus for making contact comes from the other, someone who reaches out to us, to call us, to sit with us.
To express love: To have our love received by another person to express quiet gratitude giving affection, thankfulness, or doing something for someone else, to have our gifts accepted.
Relational recovery Finding support where one partner has had a alcohol and/or drug issue, When a family member is in recovery, the focus can still be on their addiction and the past problems that created, therapy can help with separating out the responsibility focusing on the family unit in a healthier way.