The Therapist as Traffic Cop: Learning the Hard Way with a Volatile Couple
Being a good traffic cop can mean the difference between success or failure as a couples therapist.* Commentary by Peter Fraenkel
Helping Closed-Off Men See Vulnerability as a Path to Healthier Relationships
By George Faller - Many of our clients, especially men, believe in the traditional definition of vulnerability: a state of weakness that leads to being open to attack. But vulnerability is the language of emotionally connected beings, and like a powerful magnet, pain, doubt, fear, mistrust, and other vulnerable states bring forth new opportunities for deep intimacy and transformation, especially in work with couples.
Doing Vulnerability: The Art of Helping Men Open Up
Helping emotionally closed-off men embrace vulnerability without getting lost in shame requires not only empathy but good timing.