How do you to build a resilient medical marriage?

As a therapist married to a cardiovascular surgeon, Liliane knows the pressures doctors face — long hours, competing responsibilities, high stress, and burnout. But she also knows the pressures their partners face, whether they are stay-at-home parents, physicians or professionals engaged in other high-stress fields.
She and her surgeon husband have been married for more than 35 years, and they have survived the stresses and strains of medical training and starting and maintaining a medical practice. With love, they have built two rewarding careers, raised a wonderful, well-adjusted daughter and continue to nurture and support each other.

While all couples have struggles, medical marriages have unique challenges.

Ask yourself some simple questions:

  • Is the person you’re sharing your life with the most important?
  • Are you trying to be successful at work and in your marriage but finding it more and more challenging to manage both?

Couple’s therapy can help keep life’s challenges in perspective.

You can use most any measure
When you are speaking of success.

You can measure it in fancy home,
Expensive car or dress.

But the measure of your real success
Is one you cannot spend.

It’s the way your son describes you
when he is talking to a friend.

— Martin Buxbaum

More about the modalities I am trained in:

What is EFT?

In paraphrasing founder Sue Johnson:

In EFT we look a the negative dance you and your partner are caught in and how it leaves you both hurt and frustrated.

I can help you create a new dance that is safer, closer and more satisfying. We talk about emotions because they are the music of the dance. In EFT we help you understand the signals you send that might make it hard for your partner to come close and help you send new signals that pull your partner towards you. We help you dance together – in harmony. 

What is the Gottman Method:

The Gottman Method of couples therapy, uses scientific research from 35 years of studying the dynamics of successful — and unsuccessful — couples.

John Gottman’s research shows that to make a relationship last, couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflict, and create ways to support each other’s hopes for the future.

Please note: In my practice I do not accept any insurance. The appropriate documents will be handed to you so you can file your own claim. You may want to check with your insurance carrier for coverage before we meet.

Ready to build a resilient medical marriage? Please, get in touch.

Contact Liliane