“You Are Not the Person I Married:" Part II

In my last couples therapy blog, I started exploring a common lament that I hear couples make in my office. And that is when one partner turns to the other and says, “You are not the person I married.”

As I explained last time, the realization that your partner is “not the person you married” can be very painful for both partners. But it can also be a critical turning point in your relationship. 

It turns out that the statement “You are not the person I married” is grounded in some myths about what it means to be in intimate relationship. In this blog, I am going to talk about the second of these myths. 

How to Build a Lasting Relationship with Your Partner: Part II

The couples who come to my office for couples therapy are constantly wondering, “What is the secret to creating a lasting relationship?”

The answer is learning to create a relationship that’s based on mutuality. So today, in Part II of How to Build a Lasting Relationship with Your Partner, I’ll be teaching you more about this important principle so you can put it to work for you in your relationship.