Couple

Words of Wisdom from my Successful Couple: “Can Our Relationship Make it?” (I)

journeyAs a therapist, I don’t often know the “outcome” of the clients after the termination of the therapy. I only have the information as to how the clients were doing when the session ended but how my clients afterward, I don’t often know.

This past weekend, I have a privilege to spend the weekend with a couple whom I worked with a few years ago. This meeting was the third time we spent the weekend together. It was such a humbling experience to me that I have to write this down to share with you. I see this as my “lesson learned from my successful couple.”

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Couple

A Therapist’s Confession about the Couple Retreat

confession

It’s another weekend retreat finished. I come home with excitement but exhaustion. It’s tiring, very tiring, to stay with a couple’s emotions consistently for the entire weekend, 16 hours. However, in the end, it’s all worth it.

At the end of the weekend, I am exhausted, really exhausted. I always feel like I just helped the couple gave birth to the new relationship after two days and 4 hours in labor. We were all exhausted but joyful to see the new possibility for this relationship.

To the couple that just finished the retreat with me, from the bottom of my heart, I want to say this to you: Congratulations for getting through this hard labor and I am looking forward to hearing your life with this new relationship you just give birth in our follow-up session.

For the couples that just check out this place, I have a confession to make, and I want to share with you the secret of the weekend retreat.

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Immigrants

[Working with Immigrants] Working with Hispanic Adult Children with Immigrant Parents (Part 3)

Working with Hispanic Adult Children with Immigrant Parents

Implications
When I planned to write this series of articles, I didn’t plan to make it so complicated and so long! This section has always been my plan. I want to share with you about my experiences to take these adult children’s narrative into individual and couple therapy.

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Couple, Pre-Marital Couple Education

Premarital Couple’s Education: Interview by the Valley Girls on 6/21/2017

Interview by the Valley Girls on 6/21/2017.

I had a great time with these two girls, Lysa & Leslie, who are so down to the earth. Also, thanks to their fantastic producer, Lou, for the great questions.