July/August 2015View All Issues
At this moment in history, we seem to be in a divorce-busting mode, relatively speaking, and so fewer therapists are likely to tacitly encourage divorce as many of us once did. This shift certainly has the weight of traditional morality behind it and probably isn’t likely to begin swinging the other way again any time soon. But this issue of the Networker features some intrepid authors who explore, with an unusual degree of transparency, how difficult it can be to determine what’s in the best interests of clients on the brink of making perhaps the most momentous decision for which therapists regularly have a front-row seat. It’s intended as a reminder of how powerfully we can influence the process, all too often without acknowledging it, even if we don’t have the deciding vote.
The Intentional Divorce
Helping Couples Let Go with Dignity
When a Partner Has Alzheimer’s
Alternatives to Toughing it Out
The Challenge of Open Relationships
Can They Ever Work?
Personality and Habit Change
Are You an Upholder, Obliger, Questioner, or Rebel?
America’s Opportunity Chasm
A Noted Scholar Documents Our Decline in Social Mobility
We’ll Never Be Here Again
Stopping to Listen on a Late-life Passage