The Goal of Effective Couples Therapy
The challenge, and ultimately the promise of deep, effective couples therapy is weaving together the needs of both individuals and those of the relationship. It is a new paradigm.
Harville Hendrix, creator of Imago Therapy, describes this as “A new marital narrative: conscious partnership. It is the creation of a relationship in which two persons are reliably and sustainably present to each other empathically. This new form of relationship replaces the old toxic patterns that are filled with the debris of the suffering of childhood. Couplehood becomes the container for the joy of being, which is a connected relationship.”
DEBORAH LEEDS, LMFT