Q: I’m the partner of a survivor, how can therapy help?

Therapy can help you as a partner because you will have a place to talk about the things going on in your life as a couple without violating the trust of the survivor.  It will help you to depersonalize things that may have nothing to do with you and at the same time it is essential that your partner not be the identified problem and patient.  Not everything is about your partner’s abuse; therapy can help clarify that.  Because issues arise for anyone in a relationship, therapy will also give you a safe place to work on these issues.