Breaking the Cycle of Dysfunctional Relationships

November 11, 2021

How is your relationship? Not as happy as it used to be?

Are you looking to reconnect in a different, more loving way?

What is it about this relationship that feels like your other relationships?

Maybe you are in a relationship that you feel you “settled for", that you are not comfortable in, you are not being treated with respect, or you feel frustrated much of the time. Perhaps you two just don’t connect in ways that are meaningful to you.

Relationships are the cornerstone of our lives. And when our relationships are painful, we are in pain.

When we begin to see how the painful dysfunction started, we can see how the patterns repeat through the generations. You can start to realize where the unhealthy patterns started.

Being aware of these patterns is the start of healing issues that don’t work for you. Then you can create healthier ways of relating to each other.  

Showing appreciation and fondness is a vital part of intimate relationships. And relating to others socially and at work with respect and boundaries is a gateway to a more rewarding lifestyle.

By learning more effective ways of relating to each other and managing conflict, people have healthier conversations and can relax a bit more, once they feel safe and heard.

Let’s Get Started Today

Ready to get to the cause of the dysfunction and start feeling better? Couples Therapy - for individuals or couples - can answer your questions, help you to see how to grow and move forward out of the repeating patterns that don’t serve you.

Start now and build a healthy relationship that will enrich your life. During your free phone consultation, you can see if we are a good fit, get some information on how I work with people, and we can discuss your next steps.

I would love to talk with you about your relationship issues. Call me at 888-666-9059 on the contact form at or email me at Online counseling via a HIPAA-compliant platform is always available.

To your healthy relating,

Dr. Melissa Valentina, PhD, LMFT, CHT

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