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Don’t just look at your spouse as someone to tolerate. At times you wonder why you’re still together, or if there is something wrong with you that is keeping you two together. Am I tolerating too much? Am I being held back by them? How does it feel in the moment? Torturous! I try to reason it through, thinking “I’ve allowed myself to be supportive of and vulnerable with this person, and they now seem to use my vulnerability against me.” But is this temporary feeling – as bad as it is – actually the price of a long-term relationship? Doesn’t a committed relationship deserve a little something extra from you?
Allow me to provide you with one or more strengths-based assessments. These will highlight the best of who you are and provide you with a positive focus that has become obscured.
Avoid conflict at all costs. Well, if you’re anything like me, conflict is not something to embrace easily. The tendency to avoid bringing up concerns because we think to ourselves, “it will just make things worse,” or “that’s just too small to mention,” is widespread. Allow me to suggest that it’s precisely the little things we need to address and prevent them from escalating. Please focus on the small things, and the big things will take care of themselves. Sound familiar?
Don’t rely on your partner to change. That’s not a strong or empowered position. When you take the initiative, you also take control and start asserting power. Couples Counselling, Marriage Counseling, or Couple therapy are unique, as you are, and should be customized to fit your concerns, style, and where you’re at. The most straightforward, logical, and most natural approach is to schedule an individual session for yourself or your significant other. Prepare yourself in advance.
Want to go even deeper? Once you feel more comfortable, a more thorough or advanced approach involves taking a validated and reliable strengths-focused psychological assessment. This way, you can more fluidly focus on your own and each other’s freshly highlighted strengths rather than on problems. Focus on your best!
Enjoy Each Other Again
Enhance your relationship skills. If you’re an individual that has a desire to get better with and enhance your relationship skills, check out our “Increase Your Intimacy – Improve Your Skills“ coaching program. Get in touch. Make your initial appointment by clicking here. Bring any questions or concerns you have. We’ll spend a full hour together talking about whatever is on your mind. You can also call reception at 403.263.5543. They will book your appointment.
Please select the button above to book a single session with a counseling Psychologist or read about Us. Read about our other services, such as “Career Coaching“ & “Addiction Management.” Finally, some of our specializations include “Anger Management“ OR “Couples Advantage“ coaching. Couples Counselling, Marriage Counseling, or Couples Counseling can focus on your problems. Still, my position is that focusing on your strengths and what is admirable in each other will heal a rift and get you back on track faster than any “problem-focused” therapy. How do you feel about it?
We’ve been providing our present clients with Zoom sessions & Coaching by Phone throughout the COVID pandemic with great success. These sessions are both convenient & confidential. Try something new & explore one for yourself. 🙂
If you’d prefer an in-person session, know that we also offer this alternative at all of our locations. Sanitisation and proper distancing procedures are in place for your safety and comfort. Wearing a mask is mandatory in reception and all hallway areas, but NOT in our private offices.
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