If your partner…..

Mentions that they never see you anymore

Tries to engage you in conversation more frequently than normal

Suggests a weekend getaway

Tells you they feel like you never talk anymore

Plans new and adventurous activities for the two of you

Complains that you are “always” working, reading, or on your computer

…..They may be feeling emotionally disconnected.

Don’t miss the signals.

Most relationships have their inherent challenges.  We all bring different expectations, values, perspectives, hopes, dreams, wishes, and personal histories into a relationship.  Making room for your partners’ beliefs, who holds them as strongly as you hold your own, is not always a smooth or easy process.  Some issues between couples can resolve on their own over time, but for others, unaddressed issues can fester and create disconnection and resentment. Working with a problem-focused counselor creates a situation where relationships can improve in a relatively brief period of time.  Some couples may have an issue they have difficulty addressing and resolving on their own, and can benefit from the short-term assistance of a therapist; for other couples, with more complex and multi-layered problems, therapy may be necessary for a few months.  Relationship counseling is an emotional investment in your future.

Dr. Anne Malec