When it comes to your romantic relationship, do you feel frustrated, uncertain, or stuck?
You feel like you’ve tried just about everything to make things better with your partner. You’re not seeing changes or results. And you always end up right where you started. You know that relationships take work, but you don’t know what else to try anymore. Most days you’re too tired to keep trying.
Repetitive and ongoing arguments, or complete avoidance and silent treatment, have become the norm. Between shutting down and blowing up, you can’t figure out a way to break the cycle. You know that this relationship feels dysfunctional, but you don’t know what to do about it. You may or may not have started considering couples therapy.
The future of your relationship is unsure
Perhaps you’ve already tried speaking your mind, but that results in more arguments. Maybe you don’t know how to bring up tough conversations with your partner. You might be hesitant and therefore avoid bringing things up. Then you’re caught in a cycle of ongoing disagreements, or you stay quiet to avoid conflict. Either way, the problem goes unresolved.
In addition to communication difficulties with your partner, outside forces are taking their toll. These stressors could include, but are not limited to:
- Demands of work
- Financial burdens
- Blending your families
- Infidelity or lack of trust
- Addiction or substance use
- Unique needs for social interaction
- Differing cultures, beliefs, or attitudes
- Division of child-rearing responsibilities
- Disagreements about parenting approaches
- Caring for elderly or mentally ill family members
- Mental illnesses, such as anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and more
This relationship isn’t what it once was
You can remember a time when things were easier with your partner, but life looks different now. You used to feel excited to see, touch, and talk to your partner. Now you feel dread when you see their name pop up on your phone or hear their car pulling in the driveway.
Perhaps you can’t find the passion in your relationship that once existed. Most nights you feel like roommates rather than partners. You’re overwhelmed with life’s demands and can’t figure out a way to really connect. Ongoing tension and distance between you and your partner can take their toll on your body and mind.
In the fast-paced New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut area, it’s difficult to find time or energy to work on your relationship. So will these problems continue forever? Can you continue to exist like this? Is there anything that will actually work? We’re here to help with that.
Have you considered couples therapy in Metuchen, NJ?
Couples therapy in Metuchen, New Jersey (also known as marriage counseling or relationship therapy) can help change the direction of your relationship. Our NJ relationship therapists help you explore your relationship patterns, both past and present. You will have the opportunity to feel heard, learn communication techniques, and reach a new level of understanding with your partner.
Start marriage counseling in Metuchen, NJ
If you’re considering couples therapy for the first time, we know this isn’t easy. Here at Mindful Connections, we welcome all couples to sit with us and be heard. Our New Jersey marriage counselors work with a wide range of couples–-it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been together or what your marital status is. We’re here to help you and your partner find a path forward, whatever that may look like.
Divorce, Separation, and Remarriage in NJ
As NJ relationship therapists, we also work with couples who are considering, experiencing, or adjusting to separation, divorce, and blending families. Whether you’re healing from the wounds of your past and/or trying to co-parent peacefully, we’re here to guide you during this difficult time.
Read more about healthy separation services on our Couples FAQ blog.
Premarital Counseling near Metuchen, NJ
If you and your partner are considering premarital counseling, we’re here to help. Our NJ relationship therapists offer premarital counseling for couples in Metuchen, Edison, Middlesex County, and all areas in New Jersey. Couples of any gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation are welcome.
Marriage counseling in NJ at your convenience
At Mindful Connections, we offer in person marriage counseling in Middlesex County, NJ and also provide online couples therapy in New Jersey.
If you’re seeking couples therapy, you may prefer to meet with someone in person. If you have kids or other family at home, you need a confidential space to discuss the issues in your relationship. You may feel more connected to your therapist when you’re able to meet face-to-face. If this sounds like you, in person couples therapy in New Jersey could be the right fit.
On the other hand, it can be overwhelming and complicated to find time for couples therapy. Indeed, it’s difficult for couples to put aside time away from work, home responsibilities, and child care. Online couples counseling in New Jersey can solve this problem. You can be at home with your partner or in separate locations. That’s right–you and your partner can log into your session even if you’re in different places in New Jersey!
How do I start couples counseling in New Jersey?
To get started, fill out a request on our contact page. We will get back to you within 1 business day (excluding holidays) for a phone consultation. The initial phone consultation with one of our compassionate team members is complimentary and helps us learn more about how we can help your relationship. This initial phone consultation includes telling us about what you’ve been struggling with, or what you hope to achieve. Our team members will then match you with one of our in person or online New Jersey relationship therapists.