Couples Counseling for
Sex & Intimacy
“Sex is great before you get married. Once you do, it’s not the same.”
“We’ve been together for so long, our marriage feels more like a friendship than a passionate partnership.”
Sound familiar? If you’ve experienced this in your own relationship, you’re not alone—and you don’t have to resign yourselves to a lifetime of unsatisfying sex and intimacy.
Many long-term couples experience a decline in their sexuality after a while, or feel that it’s just not exciting as it used to be. Others struggle to negotiate different levels of desire, where one partner is more interested than the other. The sensitivities many of us have around sex can even become the focus of our fights. It’s easy to feel discouraged and fall into a rut.
Here’s an important secret: You can have a hot, passionate relationship with your partner in a long-term marriage. Not only is it absolutely possible, it can get even better over time, as you learn to know each other more intimately and feel safe to explore the different sides of your sexuality. Imagine how that would feel!
While these tips are a great start, every couple is different—and talking about sex in couples therapy can help you improve your intimate connection right away. Our couples therapists in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Palo Alto will start by understanding your goals and aspirations, and then help you identify what you can do as a couple to have a fulfilling, incredibly sexy relationship.