Couple therapy

Not ready to schedule an appointment?

Do you want to stay in the relationship?

Does your partner want to stay in the relationship?

YES: Get started on some new ways to understand each other. Choose ONE of the following exercises and bring your responses to your first session:

1. Each of you, without consulting the other or discussing your responses, answer the following questions in writing.

What’s good about your relationship? What’s not-so-good about it?

Describe three ways you want your relationship to change. What are you willing to do to make that happen?

2. Buy two copies of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (Gottman, J. 2015), a book based on Dr. John Gottman’s 25 years of research on couples.  Read the first three chapters.

3. Take the free Love Languages survey.

4. Watch Dr. Sue Johnson explain why love and monogamous relationships are important for health and survival.

NO: Let’s find a way for the two of you to work toward closure and transition to a different kind of relating, something like friends or respectful enemies, especially if you have children.

Finally, call me: 310-908-7205 to schedule an appointment. Couple sessions are 1.5 hours weekly (double sessions). Plan to commit to 10 weekly meetings.