As a couple, you have been able to navigate small challenges such as unmet expectations, differences in opinion, and other minor hiccups. But when it comes to the future or larger issues, it feels like you both can't come to an agreement or reach a compromise. You each have a different vision for what you want for your next chapter or maybe even when that next chapter should start.
You feel as if you are both competing for who has the “right” ideas about where to move, when to have kids, and how to tackle other big life decisions. One of you might not feel ready to have children, but the other one does. You're just not quite on the same page.
You've spent many years married or committed to your partner, but it can be easy to forget the little things. Small moments of connection have been replaced with automatic behaviors such as responding to emails or scrolling through your phone while you both are in the same room. Or, you both are so focused on the future or own your goals that it can be easy to neglect quality time together.
Even though you've been together for a long time, it can feel like you and your partner are just coexisting under the same roof. There is little to no connection or intimacy in the relationship anymore. It feels like the moments you spend together are filled with negativity as you both forget about your appreciation for one another. You both feel so disconnected from each other. It feels as if the spark in your relationship has diminished and you're not sure how to get back to being emotionally connected.
Maybe, you and your partner just got engaged. While it was one of the happiest days of your life, the stress that comes with planning a wedding has been causing major conflict within your relationship. Also, there is an added layer of outside pressure from your families. Both of them have their own opinions and expectations on your timelines, how and where you should be living, and other major life milestones.
You are caught in the middle and it can be difficult to navigate both of your families’ expectations. However, when you and your partner try to talk about setting boundaries with each other’s families or making decisions together, it often leads to more conflict. Talking through the differences feels like you are against each other, rather than on the same team.
At Manhattan Wellness, our couples therapists understand even the strongest relationships take work. Through couples therapy, we will support you and your partner in becoming the couple you once were when things were really great- the couple you were in your favorite photo. We will work with you and your partner to reignite the spark and make decisions as a team no matter what comes your way.
At Manhattan Wellness, we know that relationships have their own unique challenges, but that the value of true partnership is well worth the work. We believe that couples should strive to be teammates rather than competitors and work together to create a shared vision for the future. Our couples therapists have worked with couples in many stages of their relationship from dating, engaged, married, or a long-term partnership. We worked with our couples to learn how to engage in conflict resolution, make effective repairs during the conflict, de-escalate tension, practice self-soothing, and reach a compromise.
With the tools and skills they have learned in session along with the support of their marriage counselor, our couples have felt confident in their ability to take on challenging topics together; even the ones they previously avoided or felt stuck on. Our clients have worked to align timelines for life transitions, navigate each other’s family dynamics, increase intimacy and connection, and feel appreciated and balanced in the household responsibilities.
At Manhattan Wellness, we draw our approach to couples therapy from the Gottman Method. All of our couples therapists are Gottman-certified and use research-based strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict. Our marriage counselors create a supportive environment where couples will be empowered to effectively communicate their needs and desires and also learn how to manage heated conversations to feel heard and understood by their partner.
Our therapists have a toolkit of interventions for couples to use in sessions that will help couples to navigate even their most difficult of conversations. Through our approach, you will be able to incorporate techniques that will help to deepen intimacy and connection by creating shared experiences and aligned visions for the future within your relationship.
Alongside marriage counseling, we also offer premarital counseling and family planning services. Our marriage counselors will provide invaluable support as you and your partner embark on the journey of building a life together. Our premarital counseling sessions are designed to foster connection and facilitate important discussions, empowering you both to make informed decisions collectively. We understand the significance of laying a strong foundation for your future, and our skilled marriage counselors are here to guide you every step of the way.
Book a Consult
Embrace that change is constant and become empowered in your newfound independence
Pour into yourself and become the empowered, confident you.
Therapy for Self-Esteem
Couples therapy, marriage and relationship counseling, sex therapy and premarital counseling
Dating & Relationships
Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.
Relationships are complex and partners often need individual guidance to develop tools and self-awareness. That's why we offer a variety of services to ensure you feel fully supported and ensure you get the care and guidance to be able to make changes and grow. At Manhattan Wellness, we offer Individual Counseling for Stress Management, Body Image, Depression, Women, and more. Are you feeling like you're not living the life you want and need to make changes? Let's talk about it.