A Guide to Supporting a Partner in Therapy

Challenging stigma for a more supportive relationship.

The stigma comes from the unknown. We haven’t got a complete understanding of mental health — we don’t have a 100% picture of causes, effects, treatments, etc. And yet, we still apply a medical model — healthy versus sick. But in psychology, healthy and sick are not so clear cut.

It’s okay to ask how it went

Prepare for and accept their vulnerability

Establish the boundaries

Identify and address your jealousy, if/when it appears

If they have tasks and need help, you can be helpful (to some extent!)

It’s all about respect and openness, at the end of the day

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Trying to live better. Writing on Mental Health, Relationships, and Living Ethically. Editor/Podcaster.

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