Long Island Marriage Counseling: What is a great marriage?

by Dr. Diane Kramer on October 15, 2012

LI Marriage Counseling Center, Huntington, NY

Long Island Marriage Counseling –  Do you know what an extraordinary marriage is?

Almost all couples who come to the Long Island Marriage Counseling Center want an extraordinary marriage, once they hear what it is. It is the best of all worlds – you get to be fully yourself and yet close to another person who loves you just as you are. You are separate and yet connected. The two of you decide together on important decisions and pay attention to satisfying each other’s needs as well as your own. You work on not hurting each other.

Both of you experience support, trust, respect, acceptance and warm loving feelings, along with affection and loving sex. The power struggle is a thing of the past. In its place is the ability to really listen to each other, understand the ‘why’ behind each point of view and use that understanding to come to mutually satisfying decisions, without sulking or getting angry.

What is more, you each open up and disclose yourself deeply, because of the caring, support and respect that nurtures you. You trust that you will not be attacked, blamed or devalued. You each have separate interests and shared interests, stimulated by similar life values. You each know how to make the other feel loved, satisfying each other’s ‘language of love’. (That is, you each are getting your own needed combination of quality time, words of appreciation, support and validation, acts of service, appreciated gifts and physical/emotional intimacy.)

And best of all, this mutual need satisfaction continues through time – as, together, you solve the problems that emerge from the ups and downs of  life.

Are you interested in learning more about having an extraordinary marriage?

Long Island Marriage Counseling Center – If you are interested in learning more, please send me an email using the form to the right or call me. I would love to discuss.

Warmly, Diane

Dr. Diane Kramer, Long Island Marrriage Counselor and Psychologist
Marriage Counseling Center at Huntington, NY
75 Prospect St., Suite 103
Huntington, NY 11743


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