What is involved in marriage/relationship therapy?
Sometimes people want to learn how to find the right person for their marriage/relationship or if they have found the right person. The answer is that marriages or relationships that remain effective over the years involve more intentional action than luck. We each have strengths and weaknesses; having successful relationships involves us learning to appreciate each other’s strengths and tolerate each other’s weaknesses, just as we hope our partners will do with us. When we look for someone who is a “soulmate” or “the right person” rather than looking for a fellow human being with whom to share a life, we set ourselves up for failure. When we look for a real person rather than hoping for a fantasy of living happily ever after, we set ourselves up for the possibility of success.