Divorce today is rampant. 50 percent of first marriages, 67 percent of second marriages, and 74 percent of third marriages all end in divorce. Why? You would think that if people were unhappy, they would figure out how to squeeze a little happiness out of that second or third marriage, wouldn’t you? But nothing doing. Why not? Perhaps the answer is that people bring their baggage from one relationship to another and don’t know how to get rid of it.
When people in highly-challenged marriages show up to counselors, they are often told it’s better to divorce than to suffer. But what if the entire problem can be turned around? What if even the worst cases – verbally and emotionally abusive people – can transform themselves from within?
In this episode of Coach Cafe, we welcome Dr. Deb Hirschhorn as our guest. Dr. Deb is a Marriage and Family Therapist who holds a doctorate in Marriage & Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University and has more than 20 years of experience in the field. She and has been published in academic journals and numerous lay publications, is an in-demand speaker and is the author of The Healing is Mutual: Marriage Empowerment Tools to Rebuild Trust and Respect—Together.
Her approach to marriage and family therapy is truly unique. It works even when the marriage is very painful and focuses on helping both people to heal and to help each other heal. She shows couples how to help each other heal even when the other person was the source of pain in the first place. As the individuals heal, they are shown how to reach out to their partner with love.
Dr. Deb has helped hundreds of couple to start fresh and happily heal themselves and their marriage. You can find out more about Dr. Deb at drdeb.com