Category Archives for Mental Health and Marriage

Gaslighting Narcissism… and Why Couples Therapy Can’t Help

What is Gaslighting Narcissism? Popular use of the term “gaslighting” goes back to the early 1950s. But amazingly the word was only added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2004.

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An Asperger Marriage

An Asperger Marriage: Moving Beyond Despair In our intensive couples therapy intake process, we sometimes hear about long-term relationships with a partner who was never diagnosed with Aspergers. These

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Negative Sentiment Override…How the Partner in Your Head Can Ruin Your Marriage

Do You Suffer From Negative Sentiment Override? Do you suffer from Negative Sentiment Override in your marriage? I tell couples that I’m working with that there are 4 people in their relationship.

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6 Ways to Spot a Narcissistic Wife and 5 Ways to Deal With Her

The Perils of Having a Narcissistic Wife Therapists are only supposed to engage in self-disclosure if it serves the treatment plan for the client. I see no reason to have a different standard for this

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Unsupportive Spouse Depression

Unsupportive Spouse Depression Believing that you have an unsupportive Spouse has been identified as a primary source of Depression. New research shows that partners who believe that they have unsupportive

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The 5 Essential Tasks to Achieving Forgiveness in Marriage

Why is Forgiveness in Marriage So Hard? Is there an attachment science of forgiveness in marriage? What is forgiveness in marriage? Is it possible…or even desirable to grant forgiveness or forgive

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Christian Couples Counseling in a Secular Therapy World

Christian couples get a raw deal in secular couples therapy. Psychotherapy has never been particularly curious about religious faith of any kind. Most modern therapists do not tend to describe themselves

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7 Ways Your Depressed Husband Shows Up In Couples Therapy

Your Depressed Husband and Couples Therapy We have been studying men like your depressed husband in couples therapy for more than twenty years. Many researchers now believe that a depressed husband acts

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