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07.10.2012 Posted In: NETWORKER EXCHANGE By Psychotherapy Networker
What Should You Do When Partners Have Contradictory Goals
What should you do when one partner in a couple is serious about divorce while the other hopes to save the marriage?
In this clip from our upcoming streaming-video webcast series “Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?” family therapist William Doherty discusses the problems that arise in couples therapy when one partner is leaning in and the other is leaning away from the marriage. Listen to the clip below to find out what he thinks you can do if you find yourself in this challenging situation.
William Doherty, Ph.D., is a professor and director of the Citizen Professional Center at the University of Minnesota. He’s the author or coauthor of 12 books on families and family therapy, including Take Back Your Marriage, Take Back Your Kids, and Family Therapy, with Susan McDaniel.
Want to hear more on this topic? Bill Doherty also wrote an article that explores this topic in our popular November/December 2011 issue, which you can read here.
Have you ever found yourself in this situation with a couple? How did you handle it? Let us know.
Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?