The earlier you start couples therapy, the better. This is because the relationship patterns and the couple’s dynamics are still fresh. When it comes to couples therapy, the earlier you go, the better.
Good communication is the key to improving your relationship and maintaining a healthy partnership. During couples therapy, you will learn how to effectively communicate with your partner. Although you might be an excellent communicator in business, effectively communicating in a relationship is a skill that you is learned and practiced. Essentially, couples therapy helps couples resolve conflict, learn how to effectively communicate, better understand each other, enhance their emotional connection, and strengthen their bond.
I implement Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work with couples. Please click on the links below to learn more about the effectiveness of this couples therapy approach:
Effectiveness of the Gottman Method
Gottman Research for Same-Sex Couples
Gottman Research FAQs
How Will Gottman Method Couples Therapy Help You?
Gottman Method Couples Therapy combines Dr. John Gottman’s 35 years of research on couples’ relationships with Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman’s more than 30 years of clinical practice. Through research-based interventions and exercises, Certified Gottman
Therapists help couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships. Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based therapy. Intervention strategies are based upon empirical data from Dr. Gottman’s three decades of research with more than 3,000 couples. This research shows us what actually works to help couples achieve a long-term healthy relationship. Gottman Method Couples Therapy was developed out of this research to help you and your spouse or partner:
Increase respect, affection, and closeness
Break through and resolve conflict when you feel stuck
Generate greater understanding between you and your partner
Keep conflict discussions calm
Maintain improvements in your relationship
The therapy usually consists of two or three sessions of assessment and subsequent treatment sessions, typically on a weekly basis. Gottman Method Therapy helps couples develop and strengthen the qualities of positive, healthy relationships that Dr. Gottman discovered in his 35 years of research with couples.