If you can handle it and it feels important to you then by all means, ask! If it felt right and you’re ready to move forward, you can now do so with more confidence.But if something went awry, identify the root of the problem and work it out before moving on.6. Unless your rules explicitly state that your partner wants to know nothing about who you sleep with, remember that cheating is still cheating, even in an open relationship.Assessment starts from the first contact with the client, including noting when the abused person raises the issue: Is it the reason she seeks out a therapist or does mention of the abuse arise down the road or in an off-hand manner?What is the client’s initial emotional presentation of the abuse (minimizing, offering facts without feelings, defending the partner, feeling like a victim, laughing it off, fearful, etc.)?
At this point, you’ve already gone along with the whole “pretending that you’re not hooking up” thing.
In Stage 2, they intentionally try to ignore the abuse and/or engage in ongoing confrontation and arguing.
In Stage 3, assuming there is an insufficient reduction of abusive behavior, they end the relationship.
Most social workers have at least a few clients—usually female ones—who are emotionally abused by a spouse or partner.
To ensure that these clients keep progressing toward emotional health, a theoretical framework should guide their therapy.
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