Chapter 8: Helping Couples in Crisis

Growth Counseling for Marriage Enrichment
by Howard J. Clinebell, Jr.

Chapter 8: Helping Couples in Crisis

Self-actualization does not mean a transcendence of all human problems. Conflict, anxiety, frustration, sadness, hurt, and guilt can all be found in healthy human beings. 1. -- Abraham Maslow

If he is satisfied to ‘analyze’ him . . . then he may be successful in some repair work. . . . But the real matter, the regeneration of an atrophied personal centre, will not be achieved. This can only be done by one who grasps the buried latent unity of the suffering soul . . . and this can only be attained in the person-to-person attitude of a partner, not by the

examination of an object. 2. -- Martin Buber