We make time to check in with our work team about how they are moving toward mutual goals, to huddle with our teammates to make sure the game goes off without a hitch, but not in our relationships. These are expected to just work, which is crazy since it’s two people with their own, often very different, perspectives, goals, and baggage trying to happily co-exist, maybe even raise a family. I have had the incredible privilege of meeting many couples who love and respect each other deeply, and want good things for each other and their family, but don’t have the tools to do this, or are stuck in patterns of miscommunication they can’t seem to break out of. This is where therapy can help; a therapist serves as a mediator to help both people hear and understand each other, an analyst to help identify problematic communication and behavior patterns, and a teacher to help replace them with new, healthier ones. Engage in couples therapy if your relationship is in trouble, but also maybe even if you can just imagine it being even better and could use some help getting there.
Yelena currently has openings for couples therapy sessions.