You need to save time to get to the root of the problem as quick as possible.
You need an accurate assessment of both partners' substance abuses if this is applicable to the problem.
Verification by the spouse is crucial.
You need information about the dynamics of the couple's interaction.
It will make the session more interesting for all involved.
Practice holding silence when a flare-up is imminent
Practice dealing honestly with feelings
Practice using the phrase "I feel" in everyday conversation
Practice telling people off more often
Practice showing your pain
It should always be honest.
It should always be simple and concise. Straight to the point.
It should always be appropriate.
It should be authoritative.
It should be open to interpretation.
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