Articles by Andrew Donaldson

Why Won’t My Partner Read My Mind

Why Won’t My Partner Read My Mind

“I want him to read my mind.” Of course, she knew this was impossible, but she was being completely honest. That is what she wanted. Her husband’s eyes widened, recognizing he was just set up for failure in his marriage. This conversation happened ten...
Rules vs. Relational Intelligence

Rules vs. Relational Intelligence

Therapists learn a lot from their clients. While working with a couple on marital conflicts, we landed on a few practical ground rules designed to keep disagreements from becoming all-out wars at their house. Fearing the guidelines might feel too oppressive to the...