I realize the title of this post may sound really intense, but it’s a question that I get asked more often than you’d think. And quite honestly it’s a valid question because it’s a real fear that many couples have. One that actually prevents them from asking for help.
And sadly, the longer couples put off asking for help, the longer they live in pain. Really unnecessary pain.
According to researcher and world renowned couples therapist, John Gottman, couples wait an average of 6 years being unhappy before they reach out for help….SIX YEARS! Let that sink in for a bit. Can you imagine the resentment that can build in that time? (Some of you are reading this, nodding along and saying, “um, yes, that’s my life!”)
And really there’s no reason to wait. Couples therapy is a gift that we give to our relationship. A gift of hope. A gift of healing. A gift of creating a fresh start.