"A lot of times, in our culture and our society, we put romantic love somehow on a higher plane than self-love and friendship love. You can't do that. You have to honor and really fully invest in all these different loving relationships"
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Relationship coaching helps people find greater fulfillment in their personal relationships.
Coaching helps clients let go of their own painful thoughts, and create their own relationship vision.
The WIHL also works with people who are not yet in a relationship; and who have difficulty knowing what they want in a relationship.
Relationship coaching is not "couples therapy," just as life coaching is not psychotherapy. If you're having relationship troubles, a coach might help you clear up your thinking, get some perspective or set inspiring new goals. However, in the case of problems with debilitating mental illness, couples therapy would be recommended.
If there are many unhealed childhood wounds a therapist who specializes in working with past trauma will be referred.
Relationship coaching rarely requires you to re-tell your childhood story, but it can help you find peace with where you are now.
Relationship coaching might help clarify issues, but it doesn't claim to "save" marriages. It brings the bright light of awareness into the hidden corners of resentment, fear and avoidance.