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Couples' Toolbox


Couples Therapy for Happier, Healthier Relationship

Kenneth L. DeSeve, Ph.D., provides family therapy in Spokane, Washington. If you and your partner are interested in pursuing relationship growth, start with the couple's toolbox compiled for Dr. DeSeve's clients. If you need help identifying your main concerns after reviewing the documents on this page, be sure to check out the assessment tools included on this site.


Individual and Couples' Therapy

When both members of a couple are involved in therapy, it is important to balance the need for each individual's privacy with the need for open and effective communication.  Please keep in mind that there are no confidentiality laws that apply to couples' work.

Tools for Your Relationship

Over the years, Dr. DeSeve has found that many couples simply need a little guidance in the right direction, and useful navigation tools can help them get to where they want to go in terms of their relationship. He offers the following habit patterns to help couples handle differences that arise in a constructive manner. They are based on recently published landmark studies that were able to predict, with a 90 percent accuracy rate, which couples experienced relationship fulfillment and which were destined to relationship failure.

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Positive Patterns

Ultimately, couples who are more fulfilled handled differences in ways that were fundamentally different from the ways those headed for divorce handled conflict. Therapy will help you establish these positive patterns and maintain them, so you and your spouse can stay on track:

10 Habits Of Successful Intimate Partners | The First Steps To Managing Conflicts | Why Relationships Succeed or Fail

Attitude is Everything | Perspectives 1 | Perspectives 2