Permission to Sleep: Accepting a Long Road to Love
A woman discovers that giving someone permission to sleep can be a deep expression of love.
Women Who Cheat: Understanding the Message of the Affair
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.
Sex, Lies, and the Long Road Back: Recovering from an Extramarital Affair
Healing from an extramarital affair is rarely a simple process, especially when embarrassing sexual secrets and incompatibilities are exposed.
Life After Betrayal: Getting Past the Victim Identity
When working with clients who’ve experienced an intimate betrayal, it’s important to empower them to move beyond a victim identity.
What the Cactus Knew: The Reward of Not Getting What You Want
A much-anticipated vacation demonstrates the rewards of not getting what you want.
Can Video Games Power Up Your Practice?
How to Heal the Angry Brain: Mad Men
Men with anger problems are generally highly reluctant clients who come to our offices only because they’ve gotten “the ultimatum” from their wives, girlfriends, or bosses. Fortunately, understanding the angry brain can help build their motivation for change.
Coaching and Our Assumptions
A new breed of therapist believes that it’s disrespectful not to say to clients displaying obnoxious, selfish, or self-defeating behaviors what traditionalists might only share in a supervision group.
Helping A Combat Vet Face His Vulnerability
Resonating with clients’ inner experience is key to working effectively with emotion in therapy. With traumatized and shutdown clients, however, it is easy to talk about, but extremely hard to do.
The Gritty, Hot-Blooded Work of Couples Therapy
This issue’s contributors aren’t just convinced that therapists should do more couples therapy, but that risk-taking and turning up the heat in the therapy room is the key to having real therapeutic impact with couples.
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