Building Healthy Relationships: Trends in Couples Therapy

Today I attended a workshop on “Trends in Couples Therapy” presented by the internationally renowned psychologist, Dr.  F. W. Kaslow.  She remarked that “more remarried couples…bring residual backage from prior  marriages.”                      

In my practice, I try to cut this off at the pass, by working with divorcing individuals to encourage them to engage in building healthy relationships with their spouse.  they get divorced with less emotional turmoil – notably less anger and depression. 

In marriage counseling, I tell the couple that I will help them bring more stability and happiness to the marriage and less angst.  Then after a given period, perhaps six months, they can decide whether to remain together or get divorced.  If they choose divorce, they are less likely to bring the emotional baggage to the next relationship.

Irving M. Nadler, Ph.D., Boca Raton Psychologist, working at building healthy relationships.        Tel:  561-361-0711

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