Why We Avoid Doing Couples Therapy
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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Let’s Stop Wasting Time
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.
Deciding: to be Right or be Married?
Do you want to be right or be married? Okay, now pause, think, breathe . . . and choose between First Consciousness and Second Consciousness.
Treating the Mixed-Agenda Couple
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.
The Fundamental Things
The times and tides of 33 years of marriage
You've Got Mail!: A Cyber Relationship Sparks New Discovery
A cyber relationship revives a marriage in the doldrums.
Love and Money: Couples Finances
In these tough economic times, how do therapists distinguish between money troubles related to the recession and those that have psychological roots?
A Match Made on Earth
Neil Clark Warren, the founder of the successful matchmaking site eHarmony, talks about what’s necessary to find a good, compatible match.
Bottom of the Ninth
In every love relationship, there are words that best remain unspoken.
The Internet as a New Way of Life
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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