Most couples come to therapy saying they want to improve their "communication". This in itself can be a very broad and vague area. After many years of helping couples reconnect and strengthen their relationship, I have zeroed in on what I believe to be the four most important aspects of "communication". Coincidentally, altogether they spell L.O.V.E.
L: LISTENING & LOYALTY
O: OWNING YOUR EMOTIONS & OTHERNESS
V: VULNERABILITY & VALIDATE
E: EMPATHIZE, EMPATHIZE, EMPATHIZE
Do all the above while remaining true to yourself.
In Couples Counseling, you will work as a team and learn all about how these parts relate to the way you are now communicating. Once the four components of L.O.V.E are understood and practiced, you will be on your path towards a strong, everlasting and loving relationship.
You will be able to say you are now in L.O.V.E.
Janice Shapiro, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT CA Lic. #86051