It can be frustrating, painful, and lonely when you are experiencing relationship distress.
Relationships, especially long-term ones, can be hard work. Life gets in the way of time spent together, and of romance. Being consumed with work and children lead to a busy life and the connection slowly weakens over time.
If the relationship has suffered from infidelity, your trust has been broken. It may seem as though you fight day in and day out. The arguments escalate until you both withdraw into silence.
Then there is the opposite challenge where you don’t interact or communicate at all. It’s more like you are roommates than romantic partners. One day, you realize the secure connection you used to have with your partner no longer exists.
This can lead to you feeling rejected, lonely, and unsure of your relationship and where it is going. Being open and communicating this with your partner is not easy. You may question whether you matter to your partner and if they will be there should you try to reach out. When you fear the answer is no, this can cause you to feel more isolated and alone. You wonder if there is a way to hear one another again.
These negative patterns become entrenched and more rigid over time, and couples counseling at the Heart Connection Center can help you break through them.