Intimate relationships are complex. We can get caught in patterns of interaction that may get in the way of the connection we desire. These patterns are often grounded in our early relationships, and reinforced by messages from our culture. Therapy with partners creates an opportunity to examine those patterns in an effort to understand both our own and the other’s responses. Drawing on the acceptance of a therapeutic context, we can move away from assigning blame for our concerns, opening new opportunities for connection and creativity in our relationships.