Articles & Interviews
The preeminent couples therapy researcher John Gottman discusses what works in couples therapy, what makes for happy marriages, and what he learned from his own marriage.
Susan Heitler outlines how she integrates conflict resolution techniques into couples therapy, the importance of intervening quickly, and what she means by being "pro-marriage."
by Sue Johnson
Renowned family therapist Sue Johnson discusses Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) in light of new research on attachment in adult love relationships.
The founder of Collaborative Couples Therapy discusses the power of negative thinking, the pleasure of being non-defensive, and other strategies for effective couples therapy.
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by Frank Pittman
People don't become grown-ups until they realize that their parents, however wonderful, were badly misinformed and sometimes stark, raving mad.
by Albert Dytch
Learn how to spot the often subtle signs of partner abuse in couples therapy, and how to take effective action. This article includes the author's Abusive Behavior Inventory as a free download.
by Kerry Mulholland
A poem about the therapy experience from the vantage point of a client.
An unorthodox couples therapist discusses her multicultural, questioning approach to Western notions of romance, the enshrinement of the emotionally exclusive marital relationship, and how sex relates to intimacy and freedom.
Psychotherapist and object relations expert, Jill Scharff, distills pearls of wisdom from her extensive career working with couples and families.