Should I Attend Without My Partner?
In addition, sometimes a partner is contemplating the viability of the relationship and wants or needs to examine it in privacy before deciding whether to ask the partner to join for couples therapy. Such a person may be thinking: "Is it really that bad?..." or, "am I really thinking this through?..." or, "all my friends and family are saying that I..." Confusion and contradicting feelings often leave this person feeling stuck, anxious and sad. In this situation I help clarify the issues, realities and feelings the person is facing.
For people experiencing either scenario I typically schedule a 60-90 minute initial session and assist in determining what is necessary beyond that according to their need.