It seems like the economy is getting better. However in California the unemployment rate still hovers around 12%, I think. That means a lot of people, at least in California, are still suffering and under a ton of stress. This is really hard on not only individuals but couple and families.
The essential element of a healthy relationship is emotional responsiveness. Sue Johnson speaks about helping distressed couples create that emotional responsiveness. Are you there for me? Do I matter to you? When you can answer yes to these questions, you will feel secure in your relationship. When you answer no, you may be heading towards distress. Couples therapy helps people recreate that feeling of "you are mine, I am yours , we are together and a team."
Evelyn Schmechtig Cochran