At Enliven Couples Therapy, we believe in the power of a vibrant and fulfilling relationship. We have seen how perseverance and enthusiasm can reignite a seemingly dull and passionless couple. We honor those who feel hopeless in their partnership, only to see them become empowered and transformed. We strive to restore playfulness, the key to sustaining an intimate and interesting relationship.
If you reflect on your courtship, those first phases of your relationship, we bet that you would describe the time as dynamic, lighthearted, erotic, mysterious, and exciting. Your dialogue was lively, your dates were planned and executed, and your goal was simple: indulge in the thrill of exploring your counterpart, yourself, and the possibilities therein. Over time, this thrill naturally abates, and in its place takes a comfortable yet sometimes lifeless and stagnant “stability,” intimate in its own right, but lackluster nonetheless.
We believe that you can have both an erotically thrilling relationship alive with suspense and excitement, as well as a mutually stable and settled partnership. We challenge you to a fresh outlook on your relationship: find that an argument can give rise to passion; believe that on the other side of tears you will find intimacy and joy; discover that after a period of comfortable, yet at times, lackluster connection, you are capable of recultivating romance, zeal, and love for each other. Remember to honor yourself, honor your partner, and honor your partnership. From us at Enliven Couples Therapy, we wish you and yours a lifetime of vibrance.