Most marriages and other relationships aren't perfect. Each person brings his or her own ideas, values, opinions and personal history into a relationship, and they don't always match their partner's. Those differences don't necessarily mean your relationship is bound for conflict. In many cases, differences can be complementary - you know the saying about opposites attracting. These differences can also help people understand, respect and accept opposing views and cultures.
The first step is deciding you need to reach out for help. You should look for someone you can trust. Someone who will not only listen to what you're saying, but also hears what you aren't saying. And, most important of all, you should look for someone you can feel comfortable talking to, someone who cares.
I am Nancy Travers, a Licensed Orange County Therapist. As an Orange County Counseling professional, I strive to make you feel safe and comfortable. I strongly believe that to be effective in what I do, there has to be a connection and relationship with my clients.
I focus on the positives and the solutions. Yes, you may be experiencing problems -- problems which may seem like there is no way out. But we work together to focus on positive outcomes so you can live your life feeling good about yourself, your relationships and your future.
It may be that you feel down. Your relationship may not be as healthy as you would like. You may be having trouble sleeping. You may feel lonely or be eating more or less than normal. You may even be having trouble at work or completing day-to-day chores.