Treating the Mixed-Agenda Couple


What Should You Do When Partners Have Contradictory Goals

What should you do when one partner in a couple is serious about divorce while the other hopes to save the marriage?

In this clip from our upcoming streaming-video webcast series “Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?” family therapist William Doherty discusses the problems that arise in couples therapy when one partner is leaning in and the other is leaning away from the marriage. Listen to the clip below to find out what he thinks you can do if you find yourself in this challenging situation.

William Doherty, Ph.D., is a professor and director of the Citizen Professional Center at the University of Minnesota. He’s the author or coauthor of 12 books on families and family therapy, including Take Back Your Marriage, Take Back Your Kids, and Family Therapy, with Susan McDaniel.

Want to hear more on this topic? Bill Doherty also wrote an article that explores this topic in our popular November/December 2011 issue, which you can read here.

Have you ever found yourself in this situation with a couple? How did you handle it? Let us know.

Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?
Starts Tuesday, July 17th

Click here for full course details.

07.10.2012   Posted In: NETWORKER EXCHANGE   By Psychotherapy Networker
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  • Not available avatar Sanaa Sharnoubi 07.11.2012 08:16
    I am very interested in registering for the 6-session couples workshop. My reservation/fear is that I will not know how to log onto the live-streaming taking place on consecutive Tuesdays. I have registered for things before and have somehow failed to participate. So, is there any technical help I can get before and/or during the sessions if I need it???
    • 0 avatar Psychotherapy Networker 07.12.2012 11:08
      Hi Sanaa,

      Thanks for your interest in participating in our couples series. If you sign up for the course, you'll receive announcements with a link and instructions 24 hours in advance, and if you ever have any questions or issues, you can always contact our Support Team at: support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

      Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!

      The Networker Team
  • Not available avatar frances 07.21.2012 02:12
    I've registered for the current 'Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?' re-broadcast webinars and know that this is still the time frame for watching the first one (Bader/Pearson) but I can't find the link for the free re-broadcast anywhere. Please let me know what it is. thanks!
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