True Love

I love you, on its own, is nice but it’s more powerful when you are specific.  Love means something different to everyone.  Get clear on what it means to you and what exactly you love about each other.                               

The love in a secure-functioning relationship is one that comes from daily evidence of devotion and protection. It’s a stronger love than you might otherwise be used to because it’s earned out of respect from doing for each other what nobody else would do. “I love you” on its own is nice but it’s more powerful when you’re specific about what you love about each other.     

But the main point is this: the strength of your relationship can only be determined by the two of you.  In spite of the inevitable conflicts in a committed relationship, If the two of you feel safe, loved and cared for, that’s all that matters.

Jim Covington

Jim Covington

Jim Covington (M.Div. MA, LMFT) has been helping couples improve their relationships for more than 30 years. He holds degrees are in psychology and theology, is a licensed New York marriage and family therapist, a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists and has been trained in multiple approaches to marital/couples therapy and family therapy.

He has completed Level 3 Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, externship training with the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and PREP (Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program), and employs Solution Oriented Brief Therapy as taught by Michelle Weiner-Davis.
Jim Covington

Jim Covington

Jim Covington (M.Div. MA, LMFT) has been helping couples improve their relationships for more than 30 years. He holds degrees are in psychology and theology, is a licensed New York marriage and family therapist, a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists and has been trained in multiple approaches to marital/couples therapy and family therapy.

He has completed Level 3 Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, externship training with the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and PREP (Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program), and employs Solution Oriented Brief Therapy as taught by Michelle Weiner-Davis.