When relationships are formed the members have to find ways of effective communication.  It's common for at least one person in the relationship to be unhappy, feel disconnected or experience a lack of recognition. But rather than communicate their experience, the member may seek and find intimacy or acceptance in another relationship.  This is often viewed by the other members of the relationship as disloyalty, akin to an emotional or physical affair.  By the time the members of the relationship comes to therapy, the disloyalty has taken over as the main issue, not the issues of acceptance, or recognition.   The same scenario rings true for other sources of contention, from financial disagreements to sexual concerns. It's clear that couples shouldn't wait until they're in crisis mode to come to therapy, but what should they do?

Most issues within a relationship begin small and then grow in size as the issue remains unresolved; it is usually easier to solve problems before the issues grow too large and much more difficult to handle.   Counseling is about helping people solve issues; consumers learn tools and techniques to improve communication and resolve conflicts.   

Common issues addressed in relationships include, but are not limited to:

·         Sex  

·         money  

·         communication,

·         intimacy,

·          boundaries,

·         roles,

·         duties  

·         retirement

·         care giving 

·         health and mortality

Contact us at Innovative Conversations, LLC for a consultation and a review of your unique relationship concerns.