Couples Therapy: A Relational Approach
Authors: Stephen J. Bergman, M.D.,Ph.D., Janet L. Surrey, Ph.D.
This paper describes the application of the relational model to couples therapy. Discussion of gender differences and the relational model can help the couple develop relational awareness and move out of relational impasses and into greater mutuality. Issues of autonomy, obsession, dependence, depression, and sexuality are reframed from this relational perspective.