Homework for couples

James E, DelGenio MS, LCPC Homework for couples. As a cognitive behavioral therapist, I assign homework between sessions to the couples I counsel. Homework will not solve conflict, communication or resentment issues. Those issues need to be addressed in session. Home work will, however, help and typically addresses the following: Civility and Respect This one is a must. Civility and …

Lack of civility and respect in a relationship

James E. DelGenio LCPC Lack of Civility and respect will destroy any relationship! All couples need rules of engagement for conflict. When a couple loses civility and respect their relationship is in serious trouble. They feel distant, disconnected and as a result, bickering occurs. Case Scenario – Tony and Julie Tony and Julie have been married almost two years. Tony …

Nurture your relationship if you want to make it last.

James E. DelGenio MS, LCPC How to nurture your relationship? It is a hectic world we live in. Everything seems to take precedence over our relationships. Health issues, kids’ activities, work issues all take precedence. The next thing you know when you look back is that you haven’t had time for just the two of you in months! All-in-all life …