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‘Agreeing to therapy shows that you care’

Well known couples therapist, Andrew G Marshall, explains about deciding to start relationship therapy in this newspaper article. He says that ‘agreeing to therapy shows that you care’.

Here’s a link to the article:

Here are some more selected quotes from Andrew G Marshall’s  article:

“People often ask me how a couple can tell if they would benefit from relationship therapy; how they can recognise that their problems can no longer be dealt with at home, together. There’s no simple answer, but often we get a sense that things are reaching stalemate. Perhaps you and your partner are arguing about the stupidest things and these rows quickly escalate into something nasty.”

“Personally, I’m always interested in what makes a couple seek help right now, as opposed to in the months or years during which the problems have been building. I also like to hear each partner’s individual perspective.”

Andrew G Marshall writes about relationships and is the author of The Single Trap: The Two-Step Guide to Escaping and Finding lasting Love, and I Love You But I’m Not In Love With You (Bloomsbury).

From a former client:

“I found myself agreeing to therapy at the point when we were seriously discussing moving in together. Our relationship was mostly great. But as we only spent two or three days together each week, I was worried about us getting along on a day-to-day basis. 

We’ve both had previous failed marriages and we didn’t want to go through that again. Our weekly therapy appointments enabled us to have the tough conversations without getting into stalemate situations. And ultimately we found lastly solutions to our differences. We are looking forward to a stronger future together. Thank you!”

We provide relationship therapy at London Couples Clinic both couples and individuals, and for every stage of relationships.