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What to Do If Your Partner Does Not Want to Come to Therapy?

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If your partner or spouse refuses to come to therapy, you may feel tempted to give up. You may feel you have no good choices: you can live with the problems that exist in your relationship, or you may begin to contemplate divorce. However, there is another option. You can come in by yourself and find ways to help your relationship.

There is hope even if you partner will not come to therapy with you

  • Often couples become locked in destructive patterns where both partners do things that only intensify problems. For example, one partner may complain and harangue their spouse about a lack of intimacy while in turn the spouse may feel criticized and withdraw further.
  • Therapy can help you change destructive and dysfunctional patterns in your marriage. We can help you identify things you can do differently to change these negative cycles of interaction and establish more positive interaction.

We can help you if you feel there are problems in your relationship

  • Often we encounter individuals who are unhappy with their marriage, but report that their spouse/partner says there are no problems.
  • We will work with you to help you clarify your concerns and find more effective ways to raise and address these issues with your partner.

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