Validating couples

” In less than 60 seconds, I realized that this question, which was appropriate for individual therapy, had caused an unleashing of emotions resulting in a Hollywood scene of screams, tears, and threats that would have made Steven Spielberg proud.

My question to Marilyn and Kenneth clearly broke the medical axiom: First, do no harm.

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No question about it, these hurtful and painful ways of relating are stressful and exhausting.

Reactive couples very much want to move out of what seems to be these inevitable cycles of painful escalation, yet seem really unable to do so.

French gay couples with children born to foreign surrogate mothers won a key victory Wednesday, with the country's highest appeals court ruling that the partner of the biological father could adopt his child.

Surrogacy, when a woman carries a child for a couple that cannot conceive -- sometimes for financial gain -- is banned in France.

They are used to hearing daily comments from each other such as “I can’t put up with your computer obsession, and you’re always ignoring me! What once had been a loving relationship is now characterized by irreconcilable differences in their beliefs about financial decisions, physical intimacy, contacts with relatives, and even how to load the dishwasher.

Because they have practiced their side of the arguments for so long and they are so good at knowing how to attack each other’s weaknesses, persistent patterns have developed. Couples often arrive believing that the therapist’s job is to “fix” their partner.

I asked my Facebook friends who have been married for at least twenty years what advice they’d give to a young, married couple, and I loved their answers!

Pass on these posts to any young, married couples you know!

Typically, it has to be learned after beginning a practice.

When Couples Seek Help Most couples arrive in the office with major conflicts after being in a relationship for years or even decades. ” Couples usually make appointments only when the chill in their relationship has reached pneumonia proportions.

These couples need more than intimacy-building or communication techniques on how to improve their love relationships.

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