Relationships Matter: Episode One

May 27, 2021

Welcome to our newest blog series, 'Relationships Matter.' Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be sharing our interviews with a number of relationship health experts in the industry. Get ready to hear about the good, the bad, and why each of these individuals are passionate about relationship health!

Q: What is your name, and what company do you work for?

My name is Meredith Prescott, my pronouns are she/her, and I work for Prescott Psychotherapy + Wellness LCSW, PLL.

Q: What brought you to work with couples?

Relationships are one of if not the most important factor for overall happiness and survival. I wanted to help people achieve healthy relationships so they can succeed and excel in all areas of their life.

Q: What is the most rewarding element of your work? Why?

Giving people hope that their relationships can improve and that they do not have to live feeling stuck. I feel so honored that people bravely invite me into their worlds and that I am able to witness couples transformations by their vulnerability and willingness to challenge their current way of relating for more optimal outcomes.

Q: What challenge(s) do you think most couples face?

Being able to understand each other and communicate it in a way that their partner can connect and receive it. Empathy is a two-way process and often people get stuck in either the first phase of understanding and attuning to their partners emotions or the second part around communicating back what their partner is feeling or experiencing.

Q: What changes do you wish to see in society when it comes to relationship health?

I hope to see society encourage couples to get help at any stage of their relationship and make it more mainstream and accessible for those who want and need it. I hope to see it used as more of a preventive measure than a reactive measure.

Q: What is a common misconception about relationship therapy/the work you do?

That couples therapy is only for people who are getting divorced or have "real issues." Or that "couples therapists will take sides."

Q: What is your favorite piece of advice for people in relationships?

It's not you versus your partner. It's you and your partner versus the problem. You are on the same team.

Q: What is your LEAST favorite piece of advice for people in relationships?

Love is enough to make your relationship work. This is simply not the case. We need emotional safety, mutual understanding, respect, trust, and openness to make any relationship work.

Q: Where can couples find you + connect with you further after the course?

My Instagram handle is: Prescott.therapy.wellness!

Conclusion

Thanks to Meredith for her insight + expertise! You can find her on her website here. Looking for more help + advice regarding relationships, money, finances, and so much more? Sign up for our brand new premarital workshop and look out for more ways to connect with pros like Meredith, when we launch our marketplace later this year.

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