You love your partner, but you don’t have much fun together anymore.
At times, communication feels like a chore. You find yourself becoming more snappish and resentful.
You both have difficulty breaking out of your critical defensive cycle. Reaching resolution after disagreeing is a rare event.
Lately, it seems you have been withdrawing and closing yourself off.
As time passes, you wonder if the two of you are right for each other. This creates hopelessness and disappointment, and you start questioning.
“Is this how everyone lives?” “Will I ever feel connected and loved by my partner?” “Will I ever measure up to expectations of this relationship?” “Can we really move past this defensive wall?”
You want to make this work, but you feel exhausted from trying over and over. As you try to make it better, it feels like the problems are getting worse.
Your relationship needs help! But you are overwhelmed as you consider how much work it might be.
What if you are the only one who wants this relationship to work?