Psychotherapy and Marriage Counseling can help you decrease your reactivity to or withdrawal from your partner. You can learn compelling ways that invite love and support.
At the Mid-Manhattan Center, you can find a new appreciation for your partner leading to an open affirmation of each other. By accepting your differences, you can discover what makes you a great team.
Our goal is to help you develop a special sense of “Meaningful Closeness”, where you feel heard and understood.
The above quote stands out as a headline on the front cover of People Magazine. Miranda has been quoted in many places making this statement. People in her shoes often do not make such a bold declaration.
Being married to Blake Shelton from “The Voice “poses a real challenge since they both travel separately and extensively to pursue their singing careers. Yet few couples consciously make such a black and white statement with such certainty.
Her certainty could only come from a witting decision. Deciding not even to consider divorce adds a dimension of conscious intentionality. They have affirmed to the world that no matter what comes up, the option will not be entertained. The only caveat in other situations might exclude abuse or unwillingness to work on the relationship at all.
As a psychotherapist, I was heartened by her statement. It represents a clear commitment: “ I will not threaten to leave you. I will do what it takes to work it out.” I hope we have here a wonderful omen for the future of marriage and relationships in this country.
Post by Jim Walkup
Do you feel like you never get time to catch up with each other? Do find yourselves getting lost on the computer, the IPhone, or just going to bed at different times?
I probably don’t need to tell you, that you may be headed for disaster in your relationship. Couples who have disconnected begin to develop fantasies about the other. She doesn’t really care about me anymore. He is more enthralled with his IPad than he is with me.
Soon one or both of you will be vulnerable to an affair. Distance in your relationship makes reaching out to another very seductive. Don’t let yourselves assume that there’s no times because of the kids. Your children need parents who are in love with each other. (Click for “When distance seems like the norm”)
Post by Jim Walkup