"A relationship consists of two separate, autonomous Selves, who build a bridge of understanding that connects them.”
Relationship training’ is a process of “disentangling” the relationship by establishing clear boundaries between ‘me,’ ‘you’ and ‘us.’ You will learn how to distinguish between what your issues are and your responsibility to deal with (‘me’ and ‘mine’), what issues are your partner’s and for him/her to deal with (‘you’ and ‘yours’), and which fall under the umbrella of a ‘relationship’ issue that both of you deal with together (‘us’ and ‘ours’).
I facilitate dialogues between two people focusing on the issues and upsets that are weighing on the relationship. I bring to light the longstanding, unconscious dynamics that create an atmosphere of perpetual tension, distance and disconnection. Both people will become more self-aware and mindful, and be given ample opportunity to practice speaking up for themselves, being honest and real with each other, and listening and responding to each other in a loving and supportive way. The goal of every session is to leave feeling closer and more connected, and a bit more hopeful about the future together.