Relationship Issues

Relationships have been known to cause the greatest joy and also the greatest pain. A break-ups can leave you confused, lonely and devastated – questioning if it was truly love, a valuable learning experience or just a waste of time.

Relationships are hard work – requiring constant compromise, understanding and patience. Healthy relationships are constantly emotional and they are not cold either. There should be a balance in the middle. It’s hard work and well worth it when you’re with the right person. There’s nothing lonelier than a one-way relationship and nothing more fulfilling than a healthy relationship between two people who love, care and respect one another.

So how do you know if you’re in a healthy relationship? Well, healthy relationships are equal partnerships where decision-making and responsibility is shared. There should be freedom and equality regarding money, work and education. You should feel secure with one another – enough to share your fears and insecurities with one another. Both should be sensitive to the other’s needs and wants. You should respect each other’s space. Value each other’s opinions and raise each other’s level of self-esteem. Manipulation, control and fear have no place in a healthy relationship. Mutual understanding, acceptance and trust should dominate.

However, if it does not work out this way – it can be frustrating, confusing and painful. Dr. Cristiano can help you find your answers and facilitate your decision-making. His knowledge and experience will guide you toward making healthy choices for your relationship and, more importantly, for yourself. But you must reach out to us first, so we can start to help you help yourself. We encourage you to schedule your one-on-one consultation now. The longer you wait to get the attention you need, the longer you will delay feeling better.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Has a recent break-up left you devastated?
  • Do you and your partner have communication problems?
  • Is your relationship bringing out the worst in you?
  • Is the passion gone?
  • Do you feel as if you don’t know what love is anymore?
  • Have you become disillusioned with your relationship?
  • Are you growing apart?
  • Starving for affection?
  • Are you considering breaking-up, separating or divorcing?
  • Do you or your partner have difficulty being faithful?
  • Is jealously wreaking havoc in your relationship?
  • Do you have trouble trusting your partner?
  • Does your partner have an addiction problem?
  • Are you or your partner co-dependent?
  • Is money driving a wedge between the two of you?

If you answered YES to one or more of these questions, you may have a relationship problem that requires attention. We encourage you to consult Dr. Cristiano for further assistance. He can help.

Make that first step to improve your life.

You deserve no less.

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