Linda's Couples Case Study
B and W are a married couple with a blended family that came in for couples counseling. They originally came in to get help with their communication and conflict resolution skills. Linda took time to investigate and understand each individual’s family of origin and how they learned to communicate and fight growing up. Based on that information, Linda put a plan together that addressed the couples conflict style and communication strength. She introduced them to various techniques learned through Gottman relationship method. From this work, Linda was able to help B and W to become more self aware, in tune with their spouse, how to better understand their differences, and how to communicate through their differences. Conflict was changed from a negative experience into a positive one and communication improved which resulted in a more satisfying marriage.