Emily was agitated and distressed as she told me about her relationship with Sam, her partner of almost 13 years. He kept refusing to join her in seeing a therapist or a coach, or even to share a book with her about improving communication skills.

To Emily, it seemed that every couple she knew was working on how to be a more active listener or how to improve their empathy, perhaps by listening to podcasts giving relationship tips. Instead of joining her, though, Sam would just laugh at her requests and invite her to play tennis instead. Click here to read more…

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