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Facing Our Fears

Why We Avoid Doing Couples Therapy

November/December 2011

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?

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Removing The Masks

Let’s Stop Wasting Time

November/December 2011

Conventional therapeutic wisdom aside, people typically don’t hurt each other because they’re out of touch, unable to communicate, or can’t help themselves. All too frequently, they do hurtful things with impunity and entitlement simply to gratify their own needs.

A Matter Of Choice

Deciding: to be Right or be Married?

November/December 2011

Do you want to be right or be married? Okay, now pause, think, breathe . . . and choose between First Consciousness and Second Consciousness.

In Or Out?

Treating the Mixed-Agenda Couple

November/December 2011

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.

Family Matters

The Fundamental Things

November/December 2011
The times and tides of 33 years of marriage

Family Matters

You've Got Mail!: A Cyber Relationship Sparks New Discovery

March/April 2011
A cyber relationship revives a marriage in the doldrums.

In Consultation

Love and Money: Couples Finances

July/August 2011
In these tough economic times, how do therapists distinguish between money troubles related to the recession and those that have psychological roots?

Point Of View

A Match Made on Earth

July/August 2011
Neil Clark Warren, the founder of the successful matchmaking site eHarmony, talks about what’s necessary to find a good, compatible match.

Family Matters

Bottom of the Ninth

July/August 2011
In every love relationship, there are words that best remain unspoken.

The Relationship Revolution

The Internet as a New Way of Life

September/October 2010
The internet may seem like a 21st-century nightmare version of the worst excesses of the marketplace. But it's creating new possibilities for connection and conversation that are transforming our very notions of human relationship
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