- Family without kids
Newly married couples face many challenges. They need to establish the optimal balance for emotional closeness, to solve the problem of family hierarchy and areas of responsibility. Overall, during this period they need to discuss a lot and establish many agreements on a variety of issues such as mutual values, rituals, financial aspects, relations and boundaries with parental families, and sexual problems.
- Family with young kids
When a couple gives birth to a child, they might not be ready for all the hardships of the basic care and parenting it entails, which can create conflicts in families. It becomes necessary for the spouses to rebuild the relationships (hierarchy, intimacy, etc.) that have just been stabilized at the previous stage. As kids grow, the problems of their upbringing, schooling issues and adapting to the new ways of interaction with them take place, as well as the aspects of communication about kids between the spouses.
- Mature stage of marriage
This phase of family development requires both partners to resolve the mid-life crisis, adapt to age-related changes, and resolve issues related to the teenage crisis of their children.
- Empty nesters
When kids leave home, spouses may find themselves in a situation where the common ways of interaction are not working anymore. The family needs to reorganize its structure again and find ways for the spouses to reconnect on emotional and behavioural levels and resolve problems which were postponed in the past.
- Later stages of marriage
At this stage, spouses may go through aging, retirement, physical limitations and illnesses, lack of self-actualization, and a partner’s death. At this point in their life, therapy may be an asset for those who are struggling.
At our centre, we offer professional help with any of the problems couples may face on their life journey using the most effective techniques of Family Systems Therapy and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
We work with the following issues