Relating to other people can be fraught with problems.
Not only are we dealing with what is going on inside us and triggers from our past but the other person is too.
Each one of us is built upon our past, and affected by significant people, including partners, parents, colleagues or friends.
The more we can understand and make peace within ourselves, the better we are able to be happy with others.
The more we can understand other people and their stories the more accepting and receptive we can be to a wonderful relationship.
Example of a situation where relationship therapy could help:
Imagine a couple who have a passionate and exciting beginning. They get together and real-life takes over.
If they can keep their passionate and loving relationship, they have a haven to go to if things get tough, boring or distracting.
More often, we have examples like these:
A child is born, the mother becomes exhausted and overwhelmed with responsibility. She becomes the sensible, responsible person on red alert for danger.
The father of the child feels a bit pushed out and slightly redundant. He feels the need to be more successful at work, working harder and longer hours. He comes home to a wife who is acting a bit like his mother did towards his father.
Spontaneity goes out of the window.
Time goes on and laughs become rare. They are not the same people they were and become self-conscious with each other when intimate.
She is annoyed with him because either she is too tired or ‘it’s just not the same and he doesn’t seem to know how to make me feel ‘good’.
He becomes anxious, afraid to do the wrong thing or be rebuked. She feels responsible for him when he is anxious and resentful that he could let her down this way.
He feels guilty for her unhappiness, tries not to bother her when she is angry.
She feels more alone and swings between being sad and angry.
And so it goes on.
They become further and further apart and do not know why.
The good news is, this can be rectified. Love and passion CAN be reignited. Book with Robin & Desri to start your relationship therapy and begin to heal a damaged relationship.
Wellness retreats for couples
Our residential and online retreats can be adapted and tailored to your individual needs, and those as a couple.
Our retreats can be anything from a couple of days to a few weeks.
Intensive emotional therapy and energy healing sessions will be held in a safe space for you to express your innermost problems, guided by trained therapists, Robin & Desri Goodwin.
A married couple having run multiple businesses together, Robin & Desri are well-placed to conduct relationship therapy. They bring the qualifications of trained therapists, whilst also having the benefit of over 25 years of married life experience.