Does a marital crisis or some very disruptive marital event (e.g., wife discovers husband watches porn) indicate that marriage counseling is indicated? I am often asked this. For many people it seems natural to suppose that a significant and threatening marital conflict indicates marital counseling, but I think the matter requires some thinking through. Read more
Month: December 2014
Perhaps psychotherapy is misleadingly named. What does ‘therapy’ bring to mind? Everyone understands that psychotherapy means treatment. Everyone is familiar with medical treatment and dental treatment. The role of the patient in medical and dental treatment is to bring your body to the treatment site and endure what they do to you. Or take your medication as directed. Either way, you contribute little as an active participant. The success of treatment does not depend on you actively participating. By ‘you’ I mean you the person, not you the body that is being treated. A few years ago I had a hernia operation. Some kind of mesh was used. I have only the vaguest idea what was done. Nevertheless, the operation was a success.