World famous couples therapist Sue Johnson once said basically that when she started doing therapy with individuals or families, it was like having afternoon tea and when she started doing therapy with couples, it was like being on the freeway with two Mack trucks headed at each other from opposite directions with her in the […]Read More 7 Ways to Stay Hopeful in Couples Therapy
I keep a toy Gumby on hand. Not only does it provide me with a zany sense of childhood nostalgia, but as a marriage therapist, I use it as an object lesson sometimes if I’m teaching a marriage class to university students. I purchased one particular Gumby a few years ago (on purpose—thank you, Ebay), because […]Read More What does an Amorphous, Seemingly Androgynous Little Green Ball of Clay Have to do with my Marriage?
I have a favorite movie. It is the Italian Life is Beautiful, starring the Oscar-winning Roberto Benigni. The plot is centered around a father protecting his son from the horrors of a concentration camp during World War II by creating a game out of it. The father’s ingenuity was fascinating and his sacrifice was moving. […]Read More Watch a Movie, Fix Your Marriage