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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Why marriages break down (Part 1 of 3)

Salvador Minuchin, MD, a brilliant Argentinian psychiatrist and the creator of Structural Family Therapy (Minuchin, S. (1974) Families and Family Therapy, Harvard University Press), offers us a framework for understanding families as coherent and dynamic systems which evolve and change over time.  As these changes occur, naturally and organically, the system often undergoes stress which [...]

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