Many times people fear change because we focus on what we need to give up, or what will be lost. This is a universal experience that pops up in individual, couple, and marital counseling. But, change is also an amazing opportunity … after the chaos settles and if you use it well.
Change has the remarkable ability to open our hearts, gain insightful awareness, examine ourselves, and force us to either shut down in fear, or, look for the positive over which we can’t control. We get to practice mental flexibility and our ideas of what we think relationships or life should be.
With some of the couples in therapy, letting go of assumptions about what the relationship ‘should’ look like is a task. In our society it is so easy to become bogged down in what is ‘normal’ and ‘healthy’ when it comes to communication, sex, etc. Individual, couples, and marriage counseling is a wonderful tool for untangling the assumptions and expectations that can guide our emotions and our relationships if left unchecked.
If you are in the midst of a change cycle in your life or relationships, and wish to learn more about finding peace through change, contact us today.