Podcast Episode: Couples vs Individual Therapy

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By Jake Wiskerchen. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

When problems threaten to swamp your marriage, that's a vital time to reach out for help. At the same time, the kind of professional you go to for help makes a huge difference.If your purpose is to work on your relationship, then it is better to come together (an exception is when there is physical abuse – then couples therapy is contraindicated). A good couple’s therapist will have the ability to work within the relationship dynamic in ways that just aren’t there when a person is in therapy by themselves. Research has shown that individual therapy with the goal of working on the relationship isn’t effective. In fact, it can lead to separation.Todays episode Jake deals with these two therapy types. He helps us see the importance of having your partner at your therapy sessions. If unbalancing a relationship, that is, fostering asymmetry of growth from treating just one spouse, can lead to the toppling of a marriage, that's a seriously bad outcome.

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