Inevitably the relationships we have with those nearest and dearest to our hearts fluctuate in terms of closeness, warmth and strength over time. It would be a brave person who could hand on heart say they have never had at least one rough patch in their most significant relationship. Unfortunately, in modern disposable society it can be all to easy to abandon relationships and to think ‘the grass is greener’. The consequence of this is that the statistics for divorce and relational breakdowns are very sobering.
Call me old-fashioned but I do consider that love should be given a chance, and that relationships can be worked upon, and this is where Couples CBT therapy comes in. I have many years experience in offering CBT to couples. My approach is oriented not only towards enabling individuals to solve the problems they are currently facing with each other, but to also attempt to nurture the feeling of love and affection they obviously once had towards each other.