Inviting Your Partner to Therapy
Not on the same page about going to couples therapy? How do you suggest couples therapy when maybe you want to go, but feel like your significant other doesn’t? Recently I was interviewed about StyleCaster on the topic.
Check out what I said and more:
Be on the Same TeamDon’t make it seem like you’re trying to “fix” your significant other. Keep it general and speak from an “I” stance, explains clinical psychologist and couples therapist, Dr. Piper Grant. “You can say something like, ‘I don’t think either of us are responsible for what’s going on, but rather it’s something between us. I think it could be helpful if we went to therapy together to work through it.’”
Get Vulnerable Open up to your S.O. about your own concerns about therapy. This can help to normalize any of your partner’s qualms. For instance, you could start with, “I was thinking that I’d like for us to go talk to someone about what’s going on, but I also know that I have my own fears and feelings of resistance about it because…” says Grant.Read More