It feels like we have been on this odyssey much longer than a week. So much has happened in the past seven days. I have gone from doubting my effectiveness as a co-therapist to realizing that I have insights and perspectives that can help couples as they work through their relationship issues.
I have also seen significant changes in the individuals on our odyssey. Initially they are hurting and angry and over the course of the week they begin to see their own maladaptive behaviors and the part they played in marital problems. Then there is a re-awakening as they learn better ways to communicate with their partner. And today I see their hope in turning the relationship around and making it into something strong and loving. WOW! How neat! I can’t wait to do another odyssey!
Helen – 07/17/10