Do you want to be right or be married? Okay, now pause, think, breathe . . . and choose between First Consciousness and Second Consciousness.
Far from being evidence of marital bankruptcy, a woman’s affair can be a way of expressing a desire for a different self and an opportunity to breathe life into a suffocating relationship.
Healing from an extramarital affair is rarely a simple process, especially when embarrassing sexual secrets and incompatibilities are exposed.
Therapy with more than one client in the room, especially when there’s entrenched hostility, dashed dreams and raw pain, poses extra challenges for the clinician. These materials provide guidance on how to do more effective and rewarding work with your most difficult couples and families.
As neuroscience increasingly shows how wired we are to our intimate partners, an important question arises for therapists: Why do we primarily continue to see people individually who are grappling with serious problems in their relationships?
In these tough economic times, how do therapists distinguish between money troubles related to the recession and those that have psychological roots?
At least 30 percent of couples coming to therapy have fundamentally different agendas about whether to try to save the marriage. If we’re ever going to improve our success rates, we need to address that ambivalence from the moment they arrive in our offices.
A new breed of therapist believes that, rather than biting their lips when they see clients display their obnoxious, selfish, or self-defeating behaviors, it’s disrespectful not to say to them what traditionalists might only share in a supervision group.