One of the most common complaints we see in couples therapy is a lack of communication. The standard procedure is to teach the couple how to engage with one another in the office, and hope that they practice what they have learned when they are at home. But maybe the first step in therapy should be to assess how much time each partner spends using his or her technology. If the couple is glued to their iPhone’s, opportunities for open communication will be few and far between.
So I challenge you to put down your phone, turn off the computer and be available for your partner. If we can cut down on the amount of time we are plugged in, it might open us up to opportunities for real emotional connection.
This topic of the week was written by Danielle Adinolfi, MFT