Jonathan Gerard, DMin
208 Sunset Dr, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
Every couple needs to accommodate to each other in three crucial areas--each more difficult than the previous one. First, division of labor in the home they build together. Second, issues relating to what they consider "normal"--but which really come from their family of origin. These issues focus on such areas as drinking, managing money, and public displays of affection. The third and most difficult area is the delicate balance in every relationship between intimacy and autonomy. I often find that a "problematic" behavior on the part of one member of a couple is really generated (unconsciously) by the client's need for space or closeness. One must help each to understand the other's needs.
Tina Lepage, Psy.D.
Group Psychology & Psychiatry Practice Serving the Triangle for Over 15 Years
LEPAGE ASSOCIATES PSYCHOLOGICAL & PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, 5842 Fayetteville Road, Suite 106, Durham, North Carolina 27713
At Lepage Associates, we believe many issues couples face can be resolved by addressing the issues on two levels. The first level is identifying the problem, brainstorming solutions, and trying out options that can work for both partners. The deeper level usually involves understanding what about the issue is important to each partner and communicating this understanding to each other. Your couple’s therapist at Lepage Associates can help you on both of these levels in order to reach goals like increasing your connection, improving communication, recovering from infidelity, increasing sexual satisfaction, and improving conflict resolution skills. We believe each partner has contributed to problem....