Feeling Disconnected?

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It’s not like you haven’t tried, right?

I know what that’s like. There have been times in my past when, despite trying my hardest to communicate or get along or fit in, it seemed like my best wasn’t good enough, and important others didn’t understand or accept me. That hurts.

Maybe you long to be appreciated for who you really are. The freedom to be ourselves in genuine accord with others, especially people who are significant in our lives, is something most of us have wanted since we were kids.

I can tell you a couple of things about that, from my experience. First, you can have that. Second, it often doesn’t happen automatically.

Do you want a balanced life with healthy, harmonious relationships in which you are able to both give and receive support equally? Do you want to feel at ease with:

  • Your primary (romantic) partner
  • Your boss
  • Co-workers
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Acquaintances
  • A room full of strangers
  • Yourself

The hidden gifts in uneasy relationships

Did you know that the discomfort you feel with anyone, even yourself, can be advantageous in helping you uncover some surprising gifts? Does that seem counterintuitive? What if your relationships with others can provide important clues about your relationship with yourself? And what if those clues can help you unlock a gateway to a level of self-awareness and peace of mind that benefits both yourself and those around you? Is this something you might want to explore? Perhaps together with your partner? Could you use some assistance in doing that?

My name is Woody Forrieter. I'm a Canadian certified counsellor offering convenient online counselling therapy services and in-person sessions for couples and individuals. I provide those services through Core Essence Counselling, a private practice located in Mountain View County, Alberta. These relationship counselling and mental health therapies are structured to help you form stronger, more enduring and effective relationships — relationships with romantic partners, family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, strangers — and especially your own relationship with yourself.

No relationship comes with a "how to" manual, and so we are each left trying to figure out this most important key to a happy life. You don't have to do that alone.

Before you consider booking a free 20-minute consultation with me, I invite you to learn more about couples counselling or individual counselling services.

ACCT; Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada This counselling therapist is verified by Psychology Today