There are many drivers of relationship dissatisfaction. A core concern is often "people-pleasing"—your tendency is to say or do what the other person wants, suppressing your own perspective, and making it harder for you to be happy in your interactions. A stagnating relationship begins a vicious cycle: you, and your partner, find it hard to communicate enthusiasm about the things you each like, and begin to spend too much time doing something solitary (eg working, using the internet), to take your minds off the fact that you just don't have that much to talk about anymore. A classic symptom of relationship dissatisfaction is increasing your alcohol intake, as: you talk less and argue more, without resolving issues; you have sex less often and with less passion; one or both of you seems always to be looking at a screen, or working, or frustrated and angry; you find each other's company irritating and tiring. Does any of this describe you (and your partner)? The good news is: therapy works. We will find you have within you the power to change things for the better, for yourself, and for the significant people in your life. You will lose the need to distract yourself from dissatisfaction by doing something excessively, and your life transforms. When you change in therapy, it impacts those close to you. Part of our work to build and reinstate your relationship satisfaction is to look together at how you can help significant others make any changes they need to make to adjust to the new, changed you. Please visit petergeigertherapy.com for more information.