People call me to ask for help to save or improve their marriages. That, then is my job. I am teaching people HOW to make it work, not how to throw in the towel. If couples have no children and … [Read more...] about Do Couples Therapists Ever Suggest Divorce?
How Do People Know If They Need Marriage Counseling? Most importantly, when there are problems that you can’t resolve. One member of a couple often calls me to say, “we fight all the time”. That is a … [Read more...] about Signs That You Need Marriage Counseling
People call me all the time to ask what to do about their partner— “how can I make Him or Her change? Of course, no one can make someone else change. We can only change ourselves. However, if we … [Read more...] about How Does Change In Couples Happen?
Traditional psychology has believed since time began that problems exist within individuals. This DSM descriptions of mental problems is built on this theory. However, with the rise of the « Systems » … [Read more...] about How Does Marriage Counseling Help Communication?
Whether therapy works or not is like posing the question, does medicine work? I would see that as “ what medicine are you picking?” And “for what purpose?” I explain to people who call me, in answer … [Read more...] about Whether therapy works or not is like posing the question, does medicine work?
Women ask me all the time,”why does my husband get so defensive when I get mad at him?” To begin with, I don’t find anger to be a very useful emotion to be used with anyone. Possibly at times with … [Read more...] about Why Are Men So Sensitive To Female Anger?
I have developed my Universal Truths over my 37 years of practice. See which ones you are using! By: Susan Adams M.Ed. The world is unfair but predictable. Success means being aware of how things … [Read more...] about Universal Truths
By: Susan Adams M.Ed. The Art of Making Other People Feel Good Did you know that there are only two ways to build your own self-esteem? One is by being listened to with respect. The other is by … [Read more...] about The Art of Making Others Feel Good
Recently a woman contacted me about her husband’s infidelity. They had been doing prior work with a female therapist who encouraged her anger. She told the husband that his wife was understandably … [Read more...] about Anger in Infidelity – But Don’t I Have a Right to My Anger?
The objective of this article is to explain the nature of depression and its treatment. By: Susan Adams M.Ed. Begin By Understanding Depression Summary: Depression is a brain disorder that affects … [Read more...] about Understanding Depression