Intimacy problems widely occur behind a variety of closed doors. Conflicts may include a loss of harmony between the sheets, a lack of sexual desire between either partners or failure in communication. There are often psychological factors that may contribute to a sexual disorder such as erectile dysfunction, or a lowered desire after a new mother has given birth. Intimacy issues are common, but if one or more become severe and there is no resolution in sight, it may be time to seek therapy for guidance.
We work with spouses, partners, and couples who are in need of guidance, reconnection, and/or change. Whether you have had years of marriage or are new to cohabitation, we can help you see the positive ends of things and help you improve your relationship.
What Makes a Satisfactory Relationship?
• Mutual Respect
Some of the signs that sex problems are affecting a relationship include:
• Disappointment in oneself or the relationship
• One or both partners are feeling dissatisfied
• Couples lack communication and disconnect from one another
• One or both partners feel neglected or unwanted
• A feeling of sexual boredom or unhappiness
Steps to take for treating intimacy issues begin with:
• Psychosexual Therapy: this technique allows couples to express themselves in a safe environment with a trusted and supportive professional.
• Relationship Counseling: healthy relationships require strong connections and time to build trust. Whatever the issue may be, a counselor can work with individuals together or separate to overcome the problem.
Couples often seek couples or marriage counseling when the relationship is at a standstill or when they are unsure if their relationship is reconcilable. Factors of everyday life can put an abundant strain on a relationship and relationships become more strained when a partner is suffering from a mental illness or health complications.
Severe stressors may include resentment, infidelity, intimacy issues, lack of trust, and miscommunication. When problems go unresolved, one can feel helpless or have feelings of guilt or shame. Effective communication between both partners can help alleviate some of the emotional strain and anxiety. If your relationship is showing signs of addiction, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and/or severe depression, seek guidance from a counselor immediately, for your safety and your partner.
Treatment techniques may include the following depending on the therapist:
- Narrative Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Positive Psychology
- Imago Relationship Therapy
- Analyzing Your Communication
- Getting to the root of the problem
- Enhancing Intimacy
- Individual Counseling
- Couple Retreat
Peece Keepers works with spouses, partners, and couples who are in need of guidance, reconnection, and change. This type of therapy can also benefit families with children who have been affected by relationship issues, such as divorce, and help you confront the source of the conflict. Whether you have had years of marriage or are new to cohabitation, we partner with you to help you see the positive ends of things, find mutual agreements and improve your relationsh