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Marriage or Intimacy Counseling to Stem the Tide of Relationship Troubles

by on Friday, August 20th, 2021

Whether you’re in a relationship that is only a year or two old, or you’ve been together for decades, if you’re starting to slip away from your partner and don’t feel the way you once did, professional counseling could help solidify things once again.

For some people, seeing a counselor to discuss the most intimate relationship they’ll likely ever have and where there may be cracks in its foundation can be a terrifying thought. Without professional guidance, however, the relationship may only get worse. Problems in this relationship might very well carry over to the next one, should this relationship come to an end. 

Differences Between Marriage Counseling and Intimacy Counseling

While many aspects of each can easily transfer to the other, marriage and intimacy counseling have their own areas of distinction. It should also be noted that intimacy counseling is not what many would consider sex counseling. It’s more about rebuilding those relationship blocks that enable two people to connect, to share their most intimate secrets and thoughts, and to connect as they did when they first started dating or in the early days of their marriage.

That may lead to a discussion of sexual intimacy and troubles in that area, as well. It’s normal to feel frightened and maybe even embarrassed about discussing private things with a counselor, but this is their business. They are used to couples who feel exactly as you do, and they have the skills necessary to meet you on whatever level you’re comfortable with while also moving you to deeper levels of discussion. It’s only when you get to the root of the problem or problems that your marriage can start being rebuilt.

Sexual Dysfunction Can Be a Part of This Therapy

Sexual dysfunction, premature ejaculation, or a sexless marriage can be topics of discussion in intimacy counseling, but so can a lack of trust, sexual trauma, and better communication. 

It might also surprise you to learn that intimacy counseling is for singles, just as it can be for couples. There are times when an individual has issues trusting a new partner or being completely at ease and honest in the bedroom. Often this can be based on something that has happened earlier in their life, and until they resolve those issues, they may not have a successful relationship with someone new. 

Whether you are in a relationship that lacks excitement, or you want to start dating again but are afraid of developing a close, intimate relationship with someone new, Restorations Therapy in the Denver area can help you and your loved one. You won’t find any cookie-cutter, generalized therapy programs here. Our therapy is designed with each person specifically in mind, and we treat you one-on-one or as a couple. Don’t let intimacy problems stand in the way of your having a happy, loving, and deeply fulfilling relationship. Call Restorations Therapy today at (720) 446-6585.

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