Research shows that positive, loving relationships are very important to health and wellbeing. Sociologists have recently developed new research methods that map relationships in such a way that they can show how people influence one another. This research shows that things like happiness and health, even quitting smoking and losing weight, are highly “contagious” — in the sense that people pick up on, and imitate, the emotions and behaviors of others without even realizing it. Couples in an intimate relationship thus share emotions, quite literally, for better or for worse.
Intimacy is a dance of attunement—a paradox of balance and connection. Balance always involves tension. Connection necessitates separateness. Couples therapy or Sex therapy can help you achieve the balance you need for a more fulfilling relationship.
Couples Counseling with Dr. Sara
Dr. Sara Rosenquist is a Board Certified Clinical Health Psychologist, and Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology a who helps families, couples and individuals with sex therapy, marital therapy, marriage counseling, sex addiction, postpartum depression, and infertility issues. She is the author of “After The Stork: The Couple’s Guide to Preventing and Overcoming Postpartum Depression”, and enjoys working with clients from her office in Cary, NC.