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  • 0 P003 Couples Therapy: Today and TomorrowCouples Therapy, Session 5, Michele Weiner-Davis: Comment Board 03.17.2011 10:26
    Michele's point about healing not being a straight line and sometimes feeling like we're back to square one is the same I use in grief counseling. I describe the journey as a tornado which hurts less as time and healing take us further from the center; however, we're sometimes sucked back because of a memory or incidence and it hurts just as much. Happily, though, it doesn't take as long to recover - just accept that it is and it will pass. The betrayed partner is grieving the death of her dream marriage, just as Michele and Rich talked about remarrying our spouse who's changed from when he was 25.
    Chris Cable, Annapolis MD
  • 0 P003 Couples Therapy: Today and TomorrowCouples Therapy, Session 2, Terry Real: Comment Board 03.07.2011 08:54
    I read Terry Real's book on male depression years ago, and for the first time, was able to feel REAL empathy for men. In fact, I became the female co-leader of a YWCA Anger Management course that the court would send men to. Now I want to learn more about direct talking with couples. I really enjoyed this session.
    Chris Cable, Annapolis MD
  • 0 P003 Couples Therapy: Today and TomorrowCouples Therapy Today & Tomorrow, Session 1 with Bill Doherty: Comment Board 03.07.2011 08:49
    I was impressed at how Mr. Doherty pointed out that some couples therapists are more ready than the couple to start divorce proceedings. I let couples know that I believe in the value of marriage and have been married over 40 years, but I'm here to just help them and not tell them what to do. I also tell them that sometimes separation is required for physical/ emotional health. I think it's good to let the clients know up front where the therapist is coming from regarding marriage and divorce.
    Chris Cable, Annapolis MD
  • 0 P003 Couples Therapy: Today and TomorrowCouples Therapy, Session 4, Susan Johnson: Comment Board 03.03.2011 07:55
    I have seen Sue Johnson several times at the DC March Symposium and think this is a wonderful approach for couples. I agree that our deepest human desire is for emotional connection. Do you have any suggestions on individuals who are NOT in a relationship? How can you adapt our basic human longing to help an individual find real happiness?
    Chris Cable, Annapolis MD
  • 0 P003 Couples Therapy: Today and TomorrowCouples Therapy, Session 3, Harville Hendrix: Comment Board 02.24.2011 07:33
    I've attended several Imago workshops, read several books, and have used it in therapy, so I didn't expect much new. I'm delighted I still got new ideas. I need to explain less and model more from the start instead of educating first. Chris Cable, Annapolis MD


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