Contributed by Ellyn Bader
Ellyn Bader, PhD, is a psychologist, co-director of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California, and co-creator of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy. She’s one of the early founders of “couples therapy,” as well as a recognized thought leader and trailblazer in relationship therapy. She co-authored an award-winning textbook, In Quest of the Mythical Mate, and the popular book Tell Me No Lies: How to Face the Truth and Build a Loving Marriage along with her husband Dr. Peter Pearson. The two have appeared on Nightline, Good Morning America, O Magazine, Cosmopolitan, several NPR programs, and over 70 others.