Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

As one of the most innovative and modern types of cognitive – behavioral psychotherapy, the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has revolutionized the way an approach to treatment of a borderline personality disorder was taken up to the late 1980s, when DBT was introduced by Marsha M. Linehan. The initial approaches to treatment provided highly efficient results, proving that DBT is …

Should We Break Up Or Stay Together?

Relationships go through phases. At one point in time, for example, both life partners can literally do no wrong. Toilet paper backward on the roll, coffee too weak or too strong, calling a former love interest more than once, refusing to have dinner with the in-laws. It’s all good. Then come those times when nothing is right. She has PMS, …

Tips for Surviving Infertility in a Marriage

Infertility can be one of the most difficult experiences a couple can go through, both individually, and together. The feelings of loss, confusion, and stress are enough to put a strain on any relationship. If you’ve decided to seek out fertility treatments of any kind, that add even more stress because most of your focus will be on those strategies. …

Couples Therapy: Myths and Reality by Ruth Jampol

Maintaining a positive, supportive relationship with one’s partner in the face of expected and unusual life stress is one of the biggest challenges many couples face.  Not uncommonly, instead of pulling together to face life’s difficulties, partners become disengaged or even hostile. The person you expect to always have your back begins to feel like the enemy. And sometimes it …

What’s the Problem with Conscious Uncoupling?

It is far easier to meet a series of strangers and think we have relationships than build and grow a relationship with one individual or a family of individuals over time. So you meet someone for the first time in a place you like to go, a place of habit you frequently find yourself visiting, or a place that has …

The Benefits of Forgiveness in Couple’s Therapy

“You have wronged me” she said. “You have been unfaithful, deceitful and uncaring.” His expression is one of remorse. “I’m so sorry” he replied. “How can I make it up to you?” The therapist observes. She believes there is hope for this couple. It’s her turn now. She has been trained in various healing approaches but which one will she …