Avoid Losing Control

Losing Control: When Couples Fight

control-imageIt is very common for angry partners to come in saying they had a great big fight during the week and they want to talk about it. Sometimes they’ll even call you to request an emergency session. At that moment they are like a powder keg in search of a match. Don’t light the fuse!… Read more...

Avoid Losing Control, Momentum or Direction in Couples Therapy

Here are links to all 9 blog posts in my series on losing control, momentum or direction in couples therapy. The first three blogs are on Losing Control: Losing Control: When couples sessions spin out of control Losing Control: It happens sooner than you think Losing Control: When couples fight The next three are on Losing Momentum: Losing Momentum: Do you start strong and then see the energy fizzle? Losing Momentum: With passive-aggressive partners and their spouses Losing Momentum: When one partner keeps obsessing about the details of a partner’s affair The last three are on Losing Direction: Losing Direction: Where are you going and what are you using for a roadmap?… Read more...

Losing Control: It Happens Sooner Than You Think

control-imageLosing control of a given couples therapy session happens sooner and faster than you think. How soon? Often it is in the first few minutes of a session.… Read more...

Losing Control: When Couples Sessions Spin Out of Control

control-imagePlease think about a time when you lost control of a session. Were you too caught up in your own discomfort, anxiety, or discouragement to contemplate specifically how it happened?… Read more...
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