Couples counselling

Relationship therapy can be daunting for many GPs. Here are a few tips.

Ravi: "I can't believe she has been having an affair for the last year; I feel so betrayed."


Alison: "He bought me flowers and expected a big thankyou. All I could think of is how I wished he had come home early and bathed the kids."

Sang: "I feel like a widow; he spends so much time at work."

All of these patients are expressing dissatisfaction with their relationships. What would your response be? Let it go through to the keeper without comment? A glib remark about how marriage is tough? Or a referral to