I love everything about relationships; the good, the bad and the ugly.
The experiences we have in relationships mold and shape us in so many ways. The good ways, the bad ones, and the very ugly. We are changed by them nonetheless. We learn to set boundaries, we learn to yell and how to fight. We learn to share, we learn to rev up and to slow down with our partner. We learn how to hurt, be hurt, and how to show care even when we don’t feel like it.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I love helping couples navigate through the muck of relationships. Not all relationships need the same things. Each individual is a unique being who has a suitcase (some larger than others) full of experiences that inform them of relationships, love and life. We do what makes sense to us, depending on what we’ve learned along the way.
I believe that we have a ton more to learn about how to create and navigate around our desired relationship. As individuals, we heavily influence the relationships we’re in through variety of engagements. Creativity, empowerment, confidence, and a willingness to take some risks is required.
I’ve started this blog to share what I’ve learned along the way from the many couples who have trusted me with their stories and experiences. As humans, we all desire some kind of connection and intimacy with another human. And, the good news is that your relationship does not need to look like mine or your neighbors, it just needs to offer you a healthy connection, support and a healthy bond. With that, relationships can repair and survive a ton of crap that is thrown at them. It just takes a bit of trust and care along the way, coupled with a splash of grit.