CHOOSING A THERAPIST
Making your initial psychotherapy appointment can feel daunting. Likewise when it comes to choosing a therapist. Choose wisely, with the information that follows as a guide.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
“There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self,” said Ben Franklin.
It's natural to hold on to a romantic view of ourselves or to just see ourselves as other people define us. Self-understanding is a lifelong challenge. It brings countless rewards in relationships you value and in realizing your dreams.
Therapy helps you to be as honest as possible with yourself in a climate of understanding, compassion and acceptance.
CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS FOR YOUR GROUP OR ORGANIZATION
Q & A about Marriage Meetings
Q: Are Marriage Meetings good for everyone?
A: Marriage Meetings are for healthy couples who believe their relationship can get better, or even better.
View video for more Q's and A's.
DEBUNKING MARRIAGE MYTHS
“…there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
If your partner tells you, “We have a problem,” does your chest tighten? Do you forget to breathe? What goes through your mind? A problem! Agh! Does that mean he (she) will leave me? Is our relationship doomed? Do you jump to the conclusion that something is terribly wrong with the two of you as a couple, so wrong that it may be impossible to fix?
If this sounds like you, you are probably being duped by one of the harmful marriage myths that will be described below.
What you think a good marriage looks like will greatly influence how you feel about your marriage. So it is important to identify harmful myths about marriage that many of us accept as true. Let's take a look at some common false beliefs that cause unhappiness in marriage and gain a more realistic viewpoint for each of them.
SURVEY RESULTS: MARRIAGE BRINGS MOST HAPPINESS
"The relationship of marriage to happiness is simple as can be. There's hardly anything better than a good marriage for promoting happiness and nothing worse than a bad one," states Charles Murray, author of Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960 - 2010. (Page 256)
Who's "very happy?" GSS Surveys from 1990 to 2010 asked people in different marital statuses, "How happy are you?" Here are the percentages of people from each status who answered, "very happy:" continued