Couples therapy exercises

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Couples Therapy Tools: The Paper Exercise

Ellyn Bader

When I mentioned the Paper Exercise in last month’s newsletter, many of you wrote back and asked for more information about it.

The Paper Exercise is an exercise that Pete and I adapted from Susan Campbell’s book, The Couples Journey.

The exercise sounds a bit contrived, but it is so revealing of couples’ dynamics that it is worthwhile learning to use it. It can be used either diagnostically or as an intervention into the couples’ system.

Setting up the exercise

You will need a piece of plain white 8

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