Rhona Berens (ACC,CPCC,PhD)
If you're like most parents, you're wondering: WTF happened to my relationship with my spouse?!?! We used to have fun, laugh, act like teammates, and have lots of great sex. Okay, fine, some of us just had good sex, but where did even that go? Weren’t kids supposed to bring us closer? We spend so much time taking care of our children, in my case a 6 yo and 2 yo, that when we come up for air, there’s no time left for ourselves, never mind our relationships. We’re unhappy, fighting and disconnected.
I became a Parent Advocate because someone needs to prioritize our fulfillment and offer a solution for parents to stay sane and stay together. The couples I work with reconnect to each other and to the love that first brought them together; they reignite intimacy; discover teamwork that makes parenting a joy; and cultivate healthier relationships with themselves. (Yep, being on good terms with oneself is key to relationship happiness, which is why I help clients tame their inner critics.)
So how can we improve our relationships when parenting takes so much time? By recognizing that improving your relationship is a parenting strategy. Research shows that effective co-parenting and relationship happiness improve our kids’ developmental wellbeing.
Tired of feeling the strain of your relationship and parenting? Ready for relationship fulfillment? Email me at Rhona@ParentAlliance.com for your FREE individual or couples 30-minute strategy session.
Here are some of my professional details: I'm on the Advisory Board and lead workshops for The Children's Project, a non-profit devoted to helping parents, teachers and communities raise emotionally healthy kids. I'm trained as a Certified Individual Coach by the Coaches Training Institute, as a Relationship Coach by the Center for Right Relationship and I'm accredited by the International Coach Federation.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
I've always loved helping others. As a kid, I lent a supportive ear to friends. Now, I coach parents, and the professionals who support them, e.g., teachers, prenatal and perinatal professionals, achieve greater fulfillment and learn new tools for positive communication, productive conflict and self-care. While I spend a lot of time with clients helping them improve their relationships with others, I spend as much time helping them improve their relationships with themselves. Funny thing is, the more we improve our relationship with ourselves, the more our relationships with others thrive.
Spiritual, but no affiliation
Over $120 per session