Putting it back together (Part 3 of 3)

“There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.” ― George Sand By the time couples come for therapy, the damage, the erosion of the marital relationship, is so extensive and deep for some of them that saving the marriage is an impossibility. Almost immediately in couples therapy I ask clients to [...]

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On October 1, 2015, posted in: counseling, mental health, psychotherapy, relationships, therapy by

Why marriages break down (Part 2 of 3)

“I’ll close my eyes, then I won’t see The love you don’t feel when you’re holding me” – “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt   The Erosion of Love Robert S. Weiss, a UMASS sociology professor, (Weiss, Robert S., Marital Separation, 1975, New York, Basic Books), offers a well-written, cogent piece which [...]

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On June 1, 2015, posted in: counseling, goals, mental health, psychotherapy, relationships, therapy by

Do alcoholics ever QUIT alcohol?

Many years ago I asked a group of therapists and counselors, all working in the addiction/recovery field, if they believed that at least some percentage of their clients, as a direct or indirect result of therapy, gave up alcohol or their drug of choice. Met, not for the first time that day with stares of [...]

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