Relationships can bring us our greatest joy. Loving relationships are beneficial—people live longer, experience less stress, and feel a greater sense of satisfaction in their life. What if your relationship is in distress? Close, intimate, connected relationships are tended to be like a garden and many of us do not know how to tend to it. Couples get lost in a negative cycle, or dance. One partner says something hurtful, the other reacts, this reaction then hurts their partner and it continues to bounce back and forth until it escalates into an argument. Leading a partner to disconnect either by giving in, shutting down or walking away, creating a downward cycle. Over time, this pattern begins to erode the closeness and feelings of fondness and love that once existed. What DCC knows about love and relationships is that even when couples are distressed, through the help of couple’s therapy, they can create a safe, loving, secure relationship with one another.