Creating Space for Both Partners’ Needs

Identify and Address Needs with couples therapy

Create space for both partners’ needs by identifying what those needs are and acquiring tools to attend to them without pressuring each other. This is for couples experiencing recurring rejections, feelings of distance, or uncertainty in their relationship. It’s also for those seeking more affirmation and warmth.

Needs and Rejections in the Relationship

  1. Do you feel like there isn’t always room for yours or your partner’s emotional needs in your relationship, making it difficult to express yourselves without feeling suffocated?
  2. Do you sometimes overlook or dismiss each other’s needs for attention, support, and affirmation in everyday life?
  3. Do you find that expressing your needs to each other creates problems, or perhaps you avoid discussing your needs to avoid pressure and rejection?
  4. Do you notice that your relationship suffers if both of you don’t feel accepted, loved, and significant?
  5. Do you miss finding a balance between respecting emotional needs and allowing space for each of you to be yourselves in the relationship?

Consequences of Unmet Needs

If you and your partner don’t feel there’s space for your respective emotional needs, it can create a sense of not being understood or accepted for who you are. Ultimately, it can lead to sadness, insecurity, and possibly jealousy between you.

Solutions for Creating Space

When you seek my help as a parterapeut, you’ll receive practical tools to articulate your needs and find a realistic way to accommodate them without compromising your integrity. This allows you to feel at ease and make room for feeling loved.

What’s Needed to Make Space for Your Needs?

The situation preventing you and your partner from making space for your needs can be resolved. I can help you make room for your needs in a way that brings you closer together in the process.

You and your partner can create more space for your needs by:

  1. Gaining insight into what your and your partner’s needs entail and how you need to accommodate them in your relationship for it to feel meaningful to both of you.
  2. Practically training to identify your respective needs and putting concrete words to what you feel.
  3. Getting inspiration on how to express and stand by your needs in a way that strengthens your relationship.
Alex Anderson
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