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Couples Counseling

Your Relationship Matters

Every relationship has its struggles—and every struggle a solution. Therapy is a positive choice free of shame. In therapy at Laurie Grengs Counseling, you are greeted with respect and kindness. The start of the therapeutic relationship is created with a safe place to start conversations, assessment of your needs and wants for assistance, and expert guidance from a counselor with the compassion and training to see you through.

A Safe Place to Start Conversations

If you are looking to mend what is not working well for you both or gently exploring various areas of obstacles before patching up an old wound, it is important to seek help. All it takes is the commitment of one partner to heal a relationship, shift a problem, or make a change. Whether you have been struggling over family, boundaries, money, and schedules or noticing a strain in emotional, sexual, spiritual, and intellectual intimacy, there is hope.

Practical Solutions for Couples

No matter how much we want to be innately understood, other people do not know our deeper thoughts and feelings. Communication barriers, pent-up emotions, resentment, and feelings of neglect or disregard can build up and settle in each individual. It is especially difficult when another’s mindset is reluctant to open communication and resolution. Whether you come alone or together, partner unaware or in tow, you are welcome here.

Your therapist will help you build bridges by rekindling the love you already share with your partner, beginning with some practical steps.

  1. Upon awakening from a night’s sleep, greet each other with gentleness, i.e. “I love you and I hope you have a wonderful day.”
  2. Provide uplifting encouragement, i.e. “I believe in you.”
  3. Give compassion, i.e. “I understand things are more difficult now. I care that you are hurting.”
  4. Inquire about your partner’s day, i.e. “I would like to know how things went for you today, please.”
  5. Exhibit kindness, i.e. “I would like to assist you with this project. Please let me know how that would look for you.”
  6. Show tenderness, i.e. gently touch your partner’s hand and say, “I appreciate you.”
  7. Behave with respect, i.e. “I know we are different, though I value you for who you are.”
  8. Provide forgiveness, i.e. when disappointed or hurt with your partner’s behavior, take the initiative to say, “I forgive you. Let us move on, please.”
  9. When settling down for a night’s sleep, offer the words from your heart, “Thank you for all you did today. You are important to me.”

You may feel your future as a couple is in jeopardy, and couples therapy is a choice that can lead to your questions answered and relationship changed to fulfill each of your desires. With more than 40 years of experience in couples counseling, Laurie will create solutions you and your partner can turn to outside of therapy—deeply rooted and secure in each other.

Begin the process with Laurie Grengs. Contact Laurie Grengs Counseling today.

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With over 40 years of experience, Laurie Grengs Counseling offers the knowledge and dedication.

Call today!763-572-2326

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