Able Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, fundamentally believe that relationships and marriage should be fun. Think back to when you were first dating, when falling in love was so natural. You probably enjoyed each other. I imagine you had fun, you laughed, you dreamed, you talked, you dated and had adventures and new experiences together.
But then life happened. You grew up. You maybe had kids, maybe some more schooling, jobs, bills and stress. Fun and flirtation were probably replaced by responsibility and survival. If you’ve disconnected over the years or hurt feelings and resentments are getting in the way of you really enjoying your relationship, relationship therapy and counseling at Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, can help.
We’ll dig through the sources of disconnection and pain, including intimacy if needed. We’ll also talk about who you are today—what you need now to feel loved and connected. It’s a journey that will help improve your relationship!
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Why relationship therapy and marriage counseling at Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL?
Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, often use an analogy of a “love bank”. When the relationship is new you’re filling up each other’s love banks with tons of deposits. You spend hours talking, you are agreeable and easy going, and you gladly do what the other person likes doing. Physical intimacy was probably passionate and frequent, and you tried hard to put your best foot forward. There’s so much good going in, the annoying traits you both have or the small disagreements barely make a dent in your relationship.
For example, if you have $10,000 in your bank account and you’re getting regular deposits you might not even notice if someone came along and stole $20. However, if you’ve only got $21 in your bank account and someone steals that same $20, it’s going to feel like a huge deal. Just like with our finances, our goal is to increase meaningful deposits and minimize unnecessary withdrawals in the relationship.
Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, will examine what some of the huge emotional setbacks have been and heal from those, but we’ll also want to talk about the here and now. What are some small, easy tweaks that you can both make to add more and take away less? And then how can we build on that and make bigger deposits and slow down the bigger, more frequent withdrawals.
Are you prepared for relationship counseling?
Some couples don’t seek counseling in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, until they’re emotionally bankrupt. If that’s where you are, don’t worry. Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, can deal with that and we can get you love “rich” again. But please know that it will take YOUR hard work to turn things around. Emotionally bankrupt couples and marriages often see the massive changes their partner needs to make and feel unwilling to make a big effort themselves until they see evidence that their partner is doing so. It can be hard work to choose to let go of resentments, soften your heart and be vulnerable again. If you are ready to sincerely do that work, relationship counseling at Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, can be an incredibly rewarding process. We can help you get back to joy, love and happiness with your partner.