Husbands and Couples Counseling — How to Start.

Counseling and Husbands (WSJ 8.12.14)

Often husbands don’t want to start couples counseling. Newer approach is to start with one or two sessions with just the husband. Not a bad idea. Still need to get him to start. No easy task. But a very worthwhile undertaking. Eventually, hopefully, increasing better communications.


“Husbands and Counseling.” Wall Street Journal (August 12, 2014).

Retiring Baby Boomers — Better Communications and Talk Therapy.

                                                   Older Couple

     The article “How Therapy Can Help in the Golden Years” in today’s New York Times discusses how the elderly can benefit from talk therapy.  There is less stigma today than in earlier generations where people were sometimes institutionalized for mental health issues. In my practice I have noticed many older couples exploring roadblocks in their marriages for the first time. They have spent years getting by with day-to-day challenges and never having time to focus on deeper concerns.  Now they often want more than just staying together.  They don’t want to sweep their issues under the rug. They want a meaningful relationship that can sustain them through tough times ahead.  They want and need help with building communication skills, exploring intimacy, and setting new goals into the future. This is a welcomed development. and

Couples Counseling and Recent Changes, Very Interesting.

Three new articles recently appeared dealing with technology and child custody, responding to an  affair, and branding for therapists.

 The first discussed how mobile technology (cell phones) can ease the tension between parents in arranging child-related events. The next talked about how preconceived notions of dealing with an affair change over time. The last discussed the professional branding of a therapist as being essential in today’s marketplace.

These articles make for interesting reading. They demonstrate how times are changing in the way couples-counseling takes place and the way issues are dealt with by all concerned.

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