Relationships can be the source of so much joy and strength. But even strong and healthy relationships often require hard work. There are many forces that affect all of us–like finances, work stress or unemployment, parenthood, infidelity, sexual dissatisfaction, etc.–and healthy relationships can sometimes feel impossible.
It can be very challenging to repair or maintain a relationship gone awry. Relationship-building is a matter of learning, practicing and applying specific skills that are never formally taught. Our academic education doesn’t typically include courses in communication, negotiation, intimacy, and emotional regulation skills, which are needed to foster and maintain a healthy relationship