All relationships hit rough patches. And same-sex relationships are no different.
If you are in a gay or lesbian relationship and working to improve communication, struggling with an affair, or trying to navigate an open relationship, we at Orange Counseling Center are here to help.
The secrets to reducing most conflicts are to:
- Learn to identify difficult thoughts and feelings in yourself and to
- Communicate them to your partner in non blaming ways.
We want to help you get your relationship needs met. Improving your conflict management and general communication helps not only your primary relationship but also can support at work, with your family, and has been identified as an essential contributor to rebuilding a healthy, nourishing, and vibrant sex life.
Our therapists are licensed counselors, and each therapist has various skill sets. Regardless of what you and your partner are struggling with, we have someone on our team ready to help.
Questions about Gay Couples Counseling or Lesbian Couples Counseling:
Will I be blamed for my past actions or behavior?
We find that people blame themselves (and sometimes each other) in ways that are not helpful. Instead of blame, we focus on strengths – both individually and as a partnership – and then improve the areas that are not strengths. (This often is communication and coming together on what is acceptable within the relationship.) If you feel shame regarding something that happened in the past, let us help you resolve the old issues and move toward a brighter future.
If we have to attend gay couples counseling, does that mean we should not be together?
Counseling is meant to help us understand ourselves and each other better. As communication improves, the relationship has a chance to flourish and grow stronger. Many of our clients say that coming to therapy was the single best thing they did to improve their partnership and happiness. It shows your partner that you are committed to improving the relationship, which can be very healing.
That said, only you can decide if you want to stay in your relationship. We are pro-relationship and will do everything we can to help yours be happier and healthier. Call us today at (949)393-8662 or text us (949)393-8662 for an appointment or more information.
Same Sex Relationship Counseling can help with these issues:
- Too much arguing or lack of engagement
- Trust Issues
- Lack of extended family support
- Parenting issues
- Differences in sexual desire
- Processing previous losses
- Desire to remain friends with an ex (when the partner objects)
- Negotiating ‘monogamy rules’ for the relationship
- Communication issues
If you are experiencing any of these issues, we at OC Relationship want to help.
Don’t wait until it is too late.
We have convenient appointment times – days, evenings and weekends.