Archive for Couples’ therapy

Imago – definition

Posted in Dr Ruth, Fixing a broken marriage with tags , on July 31, 2019 by Accidental Masturbator

I have mentioned Imago a couple of times and it will crop up again. From the little I have read about it, I suspect We have just been introduced to a subset of the technique, but it is the label We have been given, and so is a convenient shorthand.
In terms of the tool Dr Ruth suggested, Imago works roughly as follows: Continue reading

Epiphany

Posted in Dr Ruth, Fixing a broken marriage with tags , , on July 25, 2019 by Accidental Masturbator

Having ended Day 2 with Dr Ruth in a decidedly crap place, it was difficult to at least not be unsettled going into Day 3.
It was plain all three of us were aware of that.

So Day 3, our last day, needed to be about Continue reading

Rollercoaster

Posted in Dr Ruth, Fixing a broken marriage with tags on July 25, 2019 by Accidental Masturbator

Fuck!

Day 2 was a roller coaster.
A roller coaster on amphetamines.
Throw in Continue reading

The beginning of…?

Posted in Dr Ruth, Fixing a broken marriage with tags , on July 24, 2019 by Accidental Masturbator

Walking into day 1 with Dr Ruth, all I could do was fixate on an end. A multifaceted, far reaching, and earth shattering end. Not the end of Me per se, but the end of Mine.

I could expound on my initial impressions of Dr Ruth, but suffice to say she was significantly different from the counsellors I/We have encountered, and good enough for that.

The first hour was Continue reading

Preludes

Posted in Dr Ruth, Fixing a broken marriage with tags , , on July 22, 2019 by Accidental Masturbator

[Ed: What follows over the next few days will follow AM’s and his Wife’ time with Dr Ruth as they embark on sever days of intensive couples’ therapy. It will undoubtedly be a difficult experience for both of them, not least having to spend evenings with each other, and they will presumably have homework to do when Dr Ruth is not there to referee. So even if there is time for AM to respond to comments, AM’s phone will largely be off (as per Dr Ruth’s recommendation) and He will not be turning it on so until it is all done and dusted. At that point, he may also be quite busy packing up all His worldly belongings too, but between the cardboard boxes and gin, we are sure He will try to respond to anything posted along the way by you, Dear Reader, in a timely manner.
So, without further ado, lets get the show on the road …] Continue reading

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