aintaining a healthy partnership requires work from both of you, and unfortunately, it can be easy to forget to nourish your relationship. Whether you’ve been with your partner for one year or 20 years, there will be times when you find yourself feeling more distant than usual. Maybe an argument or a disagreement has you worried about the future of the relationship, maybe you’ve been having a hard time opening up to your partner, or maybe the intimacy or sex isn’t where you want it to be. The quirks you used to find endearing in your partner may start to annoy you, or you might notice that your relationship is dropping lower and lower on your list of priorities.
Ups and downs in a relationship are normal, but the true test of the strength of your relationship is how you and your partner handle a rough patch. In some cases, it’s best for two people to part ways and look for different things in life. However, issues in relationships are often fixable if both people are willing to approach the problem as a team.
The key to surviving a rough patch in your relationship is finding active ways to address and improve the situation. Talking it through with your partner can be incredibly valuable, but true growth happens when you make a clear plan of action. Working with a professional is an excellent way to accomplish this, as a neutral third party can facilitate the conversation and offer their wisdom. A couple’s therapist doesn’t take sides or assign blame to one partner. Instead, they help to ensure that your conversation is open and constructive, and they provide the tools and techniques you need to see your relationship thrive.
You also don’t have to wait until your relationship is in trouble to seek opportunities to strengthen it. Even when everything feels great, you and your partner should explore ways to maintain that bond. A retreat or workshop can be a chance for newly married partners to grow closer or for you and your long-time partner to rekindle your bond after a major life transition.
The Beverly Hills Therapy Group offers couples retreats, couples workshops, and intensive couples therapy for partners of all ages and backgrounds. Our goal is to empower our clients to work together to achieve the strongest possible connection.
A change of scene and a change of pace may be just what your relationship needs. When you’re juggling work, family obligations, and chores at home, it’s easy to disregard your relationship. By going on a couple’s retreat, you give your partnership the time and attention needed for it to strengthen and grow.
Our couples retreat is a three-day, two-night 5-star hotel getaway. No matter how long you’ve been with your partner, you can gain something from the retreat. You’ll work with mental health professionals to explore your relationship in a safe environment, and you’ll gain skills to help you become closer friends with your partner, find a better understanding of them, and improve your communication to reduce conflict.
A retreat is the perfect opportunity to take a step back from the stress of your day-to-day life and focus on nurturing your relationship. By taking a few days to fully commit yourself to communication and growth, you and your partner will build up positive momentum that will continue when you return home.
The Beverly Hills Therapy Group offers a weekly in-office couple’s workshop for partners who are looking for regular, recurring opportunities to explore and strengthen their relationship. Each workshop covers one or more important topics, including communication, finances, sex, culture, religion, and kids. You’ll learn healthy and effective ways of exploring these topics with your partner so that you approach every aspect of life as a team.
A couple’s workshop can be a great way for you and your partner to combine educational and therapeutic skills to benefit your relationship. You’ll learn valuable information about what makes a partnership work, and you’ll have opportunities to develop and practice the skills that will lead to long-lasting health and happiness. The tools we offer in our workshop are practical and actionable, so you’ll have specific techniques you can bring into your daily life and communication.
Many couples find that the group experience during the workshop is helpful, too. You do not need to share anything about your relationship with the group if you’d prefer to stay private, but attending a couple’s workshop can be a good way to hear from others who are in a similar situation. Knowing that you’re not alone in the challenges you face and that other couples have made it through can be a source of comfort.
Intensive Couples Therapy
Group experiences like workshops and retreats are often a great way to learn, grow, and connect with others who are facing similar life experiences. Sometimes, though, you need more personal and individualized attention to truly get to the root of the challenges in your relationship. If you’ve tried other forms of counseling or workshops, but still feel like your relationship is in trouble, intensive couples therapy may be the answer.
What Is Intensive Therapy for Couples?
Intensive couples therapy is a private form of counseling that provides you and your partner with the time and resources to dive deep into your relationship, develop a true understanding of the foundation of the partnership, and learn to communicate and resolve conflict as effectively as possible.
We offer day-long intensive sessions on weekdays and weekends. Spending this much time exploring your relationship can feel overwhelming, but it also gives you and your partner the time and space needed to come to an understanding. During the session, you and your partner may work with more than one therapist so that you get multiple perspectives and philosophies. The session is dedicated to you and your partner, and your therapist or therapists will personalize their approach based on what the relationship needs.
Here are some signs that intensive couples therapy could be the right choice for you and your partner:
• You’re both trying to put in the work, but you haven’t seen results.
• You’re afraid that the end of the relationship is approaching.
• You don’t know how to communicate about your concerns in the partnership, or you feel like the communication goes nowhere.
• You feel like you’ve exhausted your other options.
• You are ready to fully commit to the process.
You fell in love with your partner for a reason, and that love is worth saving. All relationships have their challenges, but you and your partner both have the power to rekindle your love and make your bond stronger, healthier, and happier. Even if you feel completely happy and fulfilled in your relationship, there’s always a way to grow closer. If you’re interested in a retreat, workshop, or couples therapy, we’re here for you. Contact The Beverly Hills Therapy Group today to learn more about our couple’s programs or to schedule a meeting with a licensed counselor.