Do you feel distant from your partner? Do you want to feel more connected? Has time dulled the feelings of love and intimacy? Many couples experience challenges in their relationship over the course of time. When we are in a relationship, we are impacted by our own issues as well as our partners issues. We must figure out how to attend to our needs, their needs, and the needs of the relationship. This can be a complex process. However, focusing on open communication within the relationship can help couples get back on course. Communication and validation are crucial elements of successful relationships. This can be hard to achieve on your own. It is difficult to put aside strong emotions and not let anger get in the way of communication. Many couples find the counseling environment to be a safe and supportive outlet for exploring emotions. The skillful facilitation of the counselor helps couples understand each other and work toward a more loving and rewarding relationship.