Everyone who begins relationship coaching with me isn't looking for a diagnosis of a dysfunction. They are just looking for help to improve their marriage. Over the more than 35 years I have shared my relationship expertise, I've helped hundreds of individuals rebuild their relationships.
But before anyone begins working with me, they have questions that need answering. Below you will find the answers to the most common questions I am asked.
If you have other questions or are ready to get started, you can schedule a 30-minute complimentary consultation. During our conversation, you will get a feel for what coaching with me is like. It also helps me to determine how I can best help you and if we are a good fit to work together.
Why people consider
Why people consider working with a relationship expert or coachYou're probably considering working with a relationship coach because you want your marriage to be better. Since "better" means different things to different people, people ask for help for a variety of reasons.
Some of the most common concerns people bring to relationship experts include:
- Wanting to learn how to rebuild an emotional connection with their spouse
- Feeling blamed or criticized instead of loved, appreciated, and cherished by their spouse
- Struggling to trust again after past betrayals
- Feeling like their spouse is their adversary instead of their partner and lover
- Desirous of improving communication so they each feel heard and understood
- Wanting to stop having to walk on eggshells around their spouse
- Tired of feeling lonely in their marriage
- Wanting to increase the physical and/or emotional intimacy in their marriage
- Their partner has withdrawn and they want to encourage them to re-engage
- Tired of all the fights
- They or their partner is demanding or has sudden angry outbursts
- Wanting to have a happier relationship
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What is a relationship coach
What is a relationship coach?
Many people incorrectly use the terms "relationship coach" and "therapist" interchangeably. Although people in both professions are available to help you improve your marriage, the way they go about it is different.
A relationship coach is a relationship expert who uses their knowledge to mentor and support you to take the actions you choose to create the marriage you want. They don't diagnose.
A therapist will also use their knowledge to support you in understanding how your marriage wound up in the situation it is in which can be helpful in deciding how you want to move forward. Therapists will also provide diagnoses.
Working with a relationship coach is a great decision if:
- you're willing to do the work necessary to achieve your relationship goals
- you're open to learning new relationship skills
- you're open to mentoring and support
- you genuinely want results
- you're willing to dig deep and get clear about what you truly want from your relationship
- you want to discover new growth possibilities for your marriage
- you're willing to be courageous in your exploration of ways to improve your marriage
how to select
How to select the best relationship coach for you?Selecting the correct relationship coach to help you make your marriage better is an important decision. Some of the characteristics you will want your relationship coach to possess include:
- a proven track record of helping people in similar situations achieve the results you're looking for
- a communication style that is easy for you to relate to
- an understanding of the challenges you are facing so she can support you in your quest to achieve your relationship goals