Keeping Love Alive
Aug 28, 2017 04:33PM
Most couples who are struggling to stay together think that for things to improve, extraordinary changes, if not a miracle, have to take place. Most of us are conditioned to believe that these changes need to be made by our partner, not ourselves. But we often don’t realize that we have no control over our partner’s behavior.
As a result, we develop a sense of hopelessness and helplessness about the relationship. The breakthrough comes when we realize that by making small changes in ourselves, we can inspire huge, positive changes resulting in feeling more optimistic, hopeful and open to our partners.
Couples can learn to fine-tune and develop skills so they can effectively and lovingly navigate the challenging relational waters. Romance can be renewed and love can be celebrated. Getting there is not always easy. Without a compass or a roadmap, it is difficult for couples to find their way. Professional counseling can help.
Sue Waldman (aka Rose Suzanne), LPC, a licensed Psychotherapist and Intuitive Counselor in private practice for over 23 years.