Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 65–71 | Cite as

The couple who fell in hate: Eclectic psychodynamic therapy with an angry couple

  • Gerald Schoenewolf


Couples in which the husband is passive and the wife aggressive are a common sight in today's therapy clinics. Such couples are difficult to work with because they have become addicted to their ritual of hate, which offers each a secondary gratification. To work with them, therapists often need to be creative and utilize eclectic approaches. In this instance, I have used a paradoxical behavioral approach combined with psychoanalysis.


Public Health Social Psychology Behavioral Approach Therapy Clinic Psychodynamic Therapy 
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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald Schoenewolf
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  1. 1.New York

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