All these things shall love to unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life’s heart.
-The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
Being a relationship as a couple offers us some of the greatest joys and pleasures as adults. Being part of a couple can bring love, bliss, and harmony as well as support and security. It is through intimacy that we can experience ourselves and the other at the greatest depth and joy. However, an unhappy relationships can be one of the most painful experiences. We may feel misunderstood, unheard and unseen. I encourage couples to seek professional help before they flee the relationship. Through the skilled help of a trained professional often, even most of the time, the problems which felt so overwhelming can be examined, worked out and resolved.
For all of us maintaining a life committed loving relationship with a partner requires hard work, commitment, and an opening of the heart. All long term committed relationships take many twists and turns as we, our partner, and the relationship grow and deepens. There are many times when the problems that must be faced seem insurmountable. It is at these times when consulting a professional may assist.