I am a Certified FOCCUS© Facilitator for pre-marital counseling and marriage enrichment. FOCCUS© is an inventory assessment use by couples prior to marriage with REFOCCUS© Marriage Enrichment Inventory for couples after marriage. To find out more about both inventories you may go to the website directly: http://www.foccusinc.com
Couples Counseling after Marriage
Relationships are a source of the greatest joy in life as well as most intense emotional pain. Romantic relationships present potential for the deepest connection, attachment, feelings of love and being loved. However, when relationships change over time, they can sour and become a source of deep hurt and resentment. That's when couples therapy is a great option.
If you are experiencing the same arguments and same cycle of conflict, escalating and leading to longer periods of anger and general disconnection, it is time to realize that you need professional help.
It can get better.
I utilize the Gottman Method in my work with couples. The goals of the Gottman Method includes increasing closeness and friendship behaviors, addressing conflict productively, and building a life of shared meaning together. The Gottman Method involves customizing principles from the research to each couple’s particular patterns and challenges. Gottman uses Seven Principles of making marriages work which looks like this:
Couples will have an option to complete the Gottman Relationship Check-up Inventory where I will send you and your partner each an inventory to complete prior to our first session. This allows for a thorough assessment of areas of which to focus and provide me information to develop a treatment plan that best suits you.