Russell B. Lemle Ph.D.

Russell B. Lemle Ph.D.

Russell B. Lemle, Ph.D. is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Dept of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, Chief Psychologist San Francisco VA Medical Center and supervisor of couples and process-oriented psychotherapies. His publications pertaining to relationships have appeared in the Journal of Marriage and the Family and the Journal of Community Psychology. He was the recipient of a 2005 American Psychological Association Presidential Citation and the 2011 Harold Hildreth Award of the APA Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service). In his private practice at the Couples Center of San Francisco, he focuses primarily on couples/marital therapy.

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From Me-First to We-First

Why do relationship differences wind up in heated disagreement? Invariably, it’s because partners claim they’re entitled to their own preference, i.e. they should get their way, even without their partner’s buy-in, because their justification has greater weight and relevance. “How Being Entitled to Our Way - Gets in the Way” reviews the 15 most commonly used entitlements, how they unavoidably lead to conflict, and alternative approaches for making mutually satisfying decisions.

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