Vicious Cycle or Vicious Spouse?

Not all marital problems are the result of communication problems, vicious interactional, emotional cycles. Sometimes, even when we manage to break the vicious cycle, there is no rainbow at the end, only a spouse who cannot stop being hurtful, thoughtless, uncaring and out of control.

Avoiding The Marital Cliff

The endless bickering and inability to come to a respectful fiscal compromise in Washington reminds me that the same stubborn refusal to cooperate for the common good is often responsible for the demise of many marriages I see in my psychiatry practice.