I struggled in writing this, hoping to get the tone just right. My intention is to provide hope and support to someone. I sincerely hope that comes across. If it helps one couple, it will have been worth my time writing it.
As a marriage therapist, I often see many similarities across cases, and I have mentioned in previous posts that it is very easy for me to have hope for difficult cases; I see enough couples change that I know it is possible, even if I can’t accurately predict outcome. A few weeks ago, I met with a couple I had not seen for a few months for a check-up type of appointment. They had already completed several sessions of marital therapy and reported improvement, but were showing up occasionally just to make sure they didn’t drift back into old patterns.
In cases like this, it’s not uncommon to…
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