Same Sex Couples Counseling
LGBT Couples Counseling in Chicago 

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In what ways are all couples alike?

Same sex couples share many commonalities with heterosexual couples. If you are having problems with your same sex partner, you may need to consult with an expert and  well trained couples counselor to improve your relationship.

Some of the problems common to all couples are:  Issues with communication, intimacy, handling conflict and family of origin issues, among others.

In what ways are same sex couples different?

But often times couples of the same gender also face challenges such as lack of support from family, work, or religious environments. 

These challenges may include:

1) Coping with homophobia in the family of origin, church or workplace

2) Relational ambiguity in the areas of commitment (To marry or not to marry? To have an open or a closed relationship?)

3)  Behavior confusion linked to gender based expectations (What is a man supposed to do? How is a woman supposed to be?)

4) Developing adequate social support (the "families of choice")

If you got married or coupled up recently, this page may be helpful for you to find out how to keep your relationship strong over the long haul.

Same sex dating tips to find a long term committed relationship may be helpful to you at this time.

How can a couples counselor be helpful for an LGBT couple?

A well trained LGBT friendly couples counselor can help facilitate difficult conversations regarding

  • Intimacy and commitment
  • Open or closed relationships
  • Communication challenges
  • Conflict styles

Learning to have difficult conversations in a respectful and meaningful way can significantly improve a relationship. 

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How do you find the best and most qualified couples counselor for your situation? A good couples counselor should be able to assess whether and to what extent a couple's problems are connected to the particular challenges of being in a gay or a lesbian relationship as opposed to other issues common to all couples (communication, conflict, intimacy, etc) and in what ways those issues are interrelated.

One of CCA's Associates, Rory Koontz, specializes in helping same sex couples get back on track. Feel free to ask for services with Rory when you call.

It is important for the LGBT couples counselor neither to ignore nor exaggerate the importance of gay or lesbian specific issues 

Couples counseling for gay or lesbian couples can be helpful to improve a relationship. Couples counseling works. A good therapist can help same-sex partners deal with the general issues common to all couples, as well as the specific issues more common to same-sex couples. Don't wait to help you  need to improve your relationship.


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