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    Vishal Sachar
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    Gordon…having gone to marriage therapy myself I really wish our therapist had better skills then just her listening skills. Truth be told, she was pretty useless. All she did was just sit there…ask a couple questions…and then just listened. Though I guess this technique works for some situations…it did nothing for ours. Instead for ours we desperately needed some digging into the situation and though provoking questions. She had plenty of time to do it but never really did. As such, we stopped our therapy and luckily found another avenue to save our marriage. Thank god!

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      Dear Vishal,

      I’m so glad you found a therapist that is right for you and your spouse. You’re right: most clients need more than just a good listener to help them reach their goals.

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