“How people treat you is their karma, how you react is yours.”
– Wayne Dyer
How many times have you experienced stress, anxiety, sadness, or sleepless nights in a difficult relationship?
If you’re like most people, you probably lost count a really long time ago.
It’s so common to feel like you’ve ve tried everything possible to improve your relationship, but it just won’t budge. Living day to day in an unhealthy relationship, leaves most people feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, irritable and angry.
You actually hold the key to developing positive relationships that enhance your life and well being. Healthy relationships are based on mutual understanding, agreements and connection.
For over a decade, I have helped individuals overcome their relationship struggles. It’s one of my greatest passions! When you work with me, we will explore the dynamics of your relationship and what’s causing the breakdown between the two of you. Peace of mind comes from addressing your relationship skillfully so you know how to move forward. In order to become “better” at relationships, you need clarity about what’s actually happening between you and the other person..
Clarity doesn’t just come naturally for almost anyone in a challenging relationship. We need tools to get there.
When you come to your sessions you going to learn:
- How to effectively communicate by understanding the difference between passive, passive aggressive, assertive and aggressive communication
- The power of ACTIVE listening.
- Resolving conflict as friends rather than enemies.
- Understanding codependency and it’s many faces.
People often think of romantic relationships when they hear the term Relationship Coaching. However, Relationship Coaching applies to any individual in a relationship that they need help with.
Are you struggling with your spouse?
There are many reasons to come to therapy alone if you’re having trouble in your marriage. Are you fighting more than you’re settled? Are you distant and avoidant? Do you want something from your partner that you can’t seem to get? Has your communication simply broken down? Maybe you want improve your marriage even though on the surface it looks pretty good.
Having difficulty with deciding if you want to stay with your partner?
If only loving your partner and knowing they loved you was enough…in reality, love is an action word. It’s not so much what your partner says, it is what they do. It is often a very difficult decision whether to stay or leave a relationship. Your friends and family may have their own opinions, which leave you even more confused and uncertain. In our work together, you can expect to gain clarity on what is best for you and your path moving forward.
Relationships include bosses and coworkers…
Often times, you spend more time with your coworkers than you do with your family. If any of these relationships are toxic or strained, it can be incredibly stressful and frustrating. When trying to improve workplace relationships, it is critically important to uncover the interpersonal dynamics at play, as well as understanding personality types and work styles. I can teach you the key to effective conflict resolution, how to professionally manage your daily stress, and how to “manage” your difficult boss.
Who hasn’t had a toxic friendship?
People come into your life for a reason, season, or a lifetime. Often, we tend to hold on to friendships that no longer serve us. Your relationship with close friends can change over time, and unfortunately at times, for the worse. If you want to continue the friendship, then our work is around how to be assertive and make your needs of the relationship known; or even work through how to go about leaving a toxic friendship.
From parenting your child to coaching your young adult
Being the parent of a young adult can be a very confusing time for you and your young adult, especially if they are still living at home. I believe it is extremely beneficial to change your thinking from being a “parent” to being a “coach.” Your job has now changed. Problems arise when you parent your young adult the same way you did when they were children. We can work on what strategies work best for connecting with your young adult and creating mutually beneficial outcomes.
Loving and hating your siblings
It can be very stressful to have a toxic relationship with your adult sibling, even though you probably know that you love them. Often times, this shows up most when having to care for aging parents. Maybe you are dealing with anger and resentment for having the responsibility for caregiving on your shoulders. Sometimes the major conflict occurs dealing with the financial implications after a parent’s death. Childhood dynamics play out during these times. You need support and strategies in order to cope with these stressful encounters.
I’d be honored to talk with you about any relationships in your life that may not be working so that you can gain a sense of clarity that leads to making the best decisions for yourself and your family.