Dialogue that has become difficult, broken or even non-existent,
Loss of trustworthy,
Lack of attention,
Unsatisfactory sexual relations,
In-laws too present or significant family weight,
Respective misunderstandings of the other's expectations,
Privileged/excessive relationships with one or more children to the detriment of the spouse,
Mental, behavioral or physical problems or disorders of one of the spouses,
Separation or planned divorce,
Reasons for consultation
For whom? What are the benefits?
Couple or conjugal therapies are aimed for everyone, married or not, who sees their relationship as a couple deteriorate, who do not see how to restore a communication that has become difficult or even non-existent.
Undertaking a couple therapy, just like an individual therapy, is a process that requires, above all, the desire to regain a sense of well-being and the wish to restore harmony in the couple.
Therapy is often considered as the last resort when the union is on the verge of a final break, but it shouldn't be the case. Do not wait for your relationship to worsen before you take actions. If you let things get complicated and discomfort begins to set in, it will be harder to go backward.
The therapist is here to favor communications and provide tools on the difficulties encountered and their possible causes. It takes into account each person's history, his environment, his aspirations and his dissatisfaction. He is neither judge nor arbiter. The goal of therapy is not to determine who is right or wrong but rather to restore broken communication.
The therapies allow the couple to achieve a profound change in the relationship between the two members. The therapist will also take into account the transgenerational aspects still present (tendency to project unresolved conflicts with his own family history into his current couple).
How does a session work?
There are no specific modalities for the smooth running of a therapy . These are defined, together with the therapist, according to the needs and expectations of the couple.
However, it is preferable to establish a certain regularity which consists in meeting approximately every ten days or two weeks. The sessions last on average 1h30.
In my practice, I receive the couple together for the first time, then during a future meeting, I will receive each of the partners respectively individually. Finally, we see each other again, all three in order to implement a joint collaboration so that the couple can evolve together in a constructive way.
The well-being and survival of your couple depends a lot on the personal investment that you and your spouse are ready to make. Don't hesitate to give yourself another chance, even if you've lost hope, it's never too late!