How Can I Get My Partner Into Therapy?

by | Apr 1, 2024 | Healthy Relationships, Inner Work

In this week’s podcast, a spouse is wondering how to recruit her partner into therapy.

It’s a common question.  In couples therapy, I’ve often been met by one partner who is eager to do the hard work of healing and expanding the relationship, and another who is only there to make their spouse happy.

Once we start healing from our past, waking up to what is actually causing our suffering, and taking charge of our well-being in new ways, we can never go back.  

Well, we can, but at great cost …

More often, we find our own growth journey so fulfilling that we want to share that joy with those closest to us  – if only they, too, could learn what we are learning.  If only we could get our partner into therapy!

We sense that deeper, more meaningful relationships are just around the bend, if only our partners and children and parents were on the same path we are.

If only they’d start listening deeper.
If only they’d be less judgmental.
If only they’d be more introspective.

What gets in the way of their joining us more readily?  

In this week’s podcast, you’ll find out what makes introspection so unappealing to many, and what you can do about that.  Instead of trying to get your partner into therapy, it may be beneficial to work a different strategy.  You can listen to the entire story, or peruse the episode by using these show notes:
  • How do I handle having trust issues with my realtor? (0:58)
  • How do I get my partner into therapy? (17:41)
  • How do I decide whether or not to take a job opportunity that would keep me away from home? (34:37)

And as always, if you’ve got a question of your own that you’d like to discuss, join us live on Wednesday morning to immerse yourself in an open-hearted community of fellow seekers!

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