Being in a relationship can be hard work. The balancing act between paid work, parenting, and personal needs also contributes to difficulties. Often, couples develop patterns of relating to each other that end up being negative or hurtful, and end up making the problem worse.
But there are positive ways to deal with inevitable conflict! Couples counselling is an opportunity to step back and take a look at your issues and how you deal with them. You may also learn new skills like Non-Violent Communication and self-soothing.
I coach couples to develop a better way to resolve conflict themselves.