"Life's a dance you learn as you go…" J.M. Montgomery

Marriage/Relationships

 

Do you know that many couples spend more time, energy, and money planning their wedding than their marriage?

  • If you are not married yet, what potential challenges might you face?
  • If you are already married, what are some new ways of relating to each other to enrich your relationship?
  • What are some new opportunities to repair past hurts?

Dr. Sherwin supports each couple’s original commitment to their relationship and has specialized education, training, and experience in the complex needs required for couples’ therapy, pre-marital preparation and marriage counseling.

Some couples come to therapy because one of the parties wants out of the marriage/relationship and the other is uncertain or hopeful.  I recommend “Discernment Counseling” to those couples before they make a decision to proceed.

Other couples seek counseling for the purpose of improving their relationship.  Often these concerns can be addressed in just a couple of sessions, depending on the extent of the problem.

  • A few common reasons people seek help include:
Anxiety/stress Money/money management
Addictions: substances, social media, tech gadgets, internet, games  Sex (more/less, unfaithfulness)
Control, criticism, contempt, sarcasm  Inability to talk things over, withdrawal
Anger, temper, lack of impulse control Religious/political differences 
Lack of trust, jealousy  Lack of respect or appreciation
Late hours, absence from home Work/life balance
Parenting/in laws Illness/tragedy/loss/grief
  • How do people find and keep a loving, secure, trusting, and enduring relationship?

That is the question often asked by singles and couples alike.  Since the only thing constant in life is change, Dr. Sherwin teaches you the necessary tools to make the required adjustments to life’s many challenges without compromising core beliefs.

Do you regularly show your loved ones gratitude, and appreciation? There are many small ways to do so to create a more loving connection.  LifeTalk can help with suggestions.  

Recommended Books

Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples

The Intimacy Struggle: Revised and Expanded for All Adults

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

Recommended Films

Groundhog Day (Special 15th Anniversary Edition)

Someone Like You

Judith Sherwin, Psy.D. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist LMFT20366
E-mail: drsherwin @lifetalk.com (818)789-1292
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