The mission of The Relating Well Center is to build deeper connections through the lifespan. Deeper connections to oneself, to one’s partner, to family, community and a greater sense of meaning help people to feel good, work productively, and enjoy healthier relationships. Even physical health improves when connections are strong.
In today’s hectic world, it is easy to feel alone, misunderstood, or disconnected. Our attention is pulled in many directions as we try to balance work, activities, and family life. Sharp decreases have occurred in the amount of time families spend conversing with each other and sharing activities. One recent study shows that children average about forty-five minutes per week in conversation with anyone in the family, when conversation was the primary activity. Another study shows a 33% decrease over three decades in families who say they have dinner regularly as a whole family. These trends affect adult relationships as well. Within many intimate relationships, little time is available for togetherness and conversation. Technology offers remote ways to communicate but these do not take the place of “face-time” together.
Add to the challenges of modern life, the age old dilemmas of human relationships. Love, hurt, jealousy, competitiveness, mental and physical illnesses all complicate the job of maintaining close ties.
The Relating Well Center helps couples and individuals to nourish themselves and feel better. By providing counseling and education, it helps people of all ages to build deeper connections through the lifespan. Like a well provides water from an underground spring, the approach of the center is to help people tap their own resources using new tools and strategies in order to refresh themselves and deepen their connection with others.
Call (215) 760-3519 or send an email today for more information, to set up an appointment, or to schedule a free telephone consultation.