What if you want to improve your relationship, but your partner will not come along? Can you still improve your relationship better without the help of your partner coming to therapy with you?. You may well feel anger and disappointment that your partner isn’t willing to do the work, but it’s too easy to blame and shame someone else for not doing the right thing in your relationship.
Yes, to improve your relationship, it makes sense that you both come in. However, some people are genuinely afraid of relationship counseling: For them, it seems too overwhelming. They may not be ready to enter into an office with a complete stranger and be asked to share intimate details about their personal life—let alone their relationship.
But you can still do your own individual, personal work to impact your relationship in positive and powerful ways.
t’s impossible to understand pornography’s impact on relationships without considering the role of the Internet. Years ago, it was a time-consuming —often expensive—chore to find new and titillating erotica. But in the last couple of decades, the range of explicit material available online has exponentially accelerated the appeal and use of porn.
In a mixed-orientation marriage, one spouse is straight and the other is gay or bisexual. The Straight Spouse Network (www.ssnetwk.org) cites that there are more than two million mixed orientation couples. Therapists will often coach the lesbian or gay spouse to end the marriages but this isn’t always the couple’s best option.
Finding the right marriage counselor can be very difficult. No matter how well trained they are, the therapy won’t be effective if you don’t feel that you three are a good fit. How can you tell if you’ve found a good one for you?
@drjoekort Monogamy, ethical non-monogamy, polyamory and monogamish relationships. Do they work? Royal Oak, MI FREE workshop. https://t.co/oU9eDnYn4c
@drjoekort Sexual Addiction/out-of-control sexual behavior to sexual pleasure and LGBTQ trainings for therapists https://t.co/9jXfLVylIQ
@drjoekort Join us for a lively discussion on monogamy versus non-monogamy and monogamish relationships https://t.co/Lzptjjmptx
@drjoekort How ‘Gay’ Should a Gay Bar Be? https://t.co/e6UbYYgahT Great article about gay bars losing their identities as gay https://t.co/7zEhH8IJ6r
@drjoekort "..people tend to come to porn with sexual preferences already intact — and that, ..those preferences remain fixed". https://t.co/78WwxFRPKY