Intimacy in a relationship is when you feel seen, heard, and connected to your partner. When intimacy and connection are lacking in a relationship, couples therapy can play an important role in improving life satisfaction and stability and increase a couple's emotional intimacy.

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Balance therapists utilize the Gottman therapeutic approach to couples therapy. This method takes an optimistic view that achieving greater compatibility is possible. Counselors guide couples to find how they can contribute to their relationship and solve problems together. The goals of therapy are to increase positive communication, respect and affection by removing barriers that prevent empathy and understanding. Couples learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive ones and to repair past hurts. 

Read more about the Gottman Method

Additional Resources

How to Apologize
10 Strategies to Improve Your Intimacy in the Marriage
Relationship Building Exercise: Shared Qualities
Relationship Conflict Resolution
Relationship Gratitude Tips

Please remember this information is intended for educational purposes only and should not substitute medical advice from a healthcare provider.