When I work with couples in Houston relationship therapy, my goal is to not only help them through their short-term marriage issues, but also to arm them with the skills they need to make it for the long-term. That’s why I work to make my patients “conscious couples.”
What does it mean to be in a conscious partnership? The founder of Imago therapy, Harville Hendrix, describes it as, “a relationship that fosters maximum psychological and spiritual growth.” These couples use conflict as opportunities for healing and growth.
Houston Relationship Therapy: The Benefits of Becoming a Conscious Couple
This requires having an open, honest, and on-going dialogue with your partner, and it’s what sets your marriage apart from other relationships in your life. When things get uncomfortable in a disagreement with a friend, you can simply find someone else to spend time with for a while until things blow over, but as a member of a conscious partnership, you make the commitment to face your marriage issues head on. And couples that are able to do so in a healthy way find that they are much stronger for it.
Couples who are able to effectively work through their issues also find that the skills they develop together also enable them to improve other relationships – with parents, children, friends, and co-workers.