Susan Wade - Fort Worth Therapist

Susan Wade, LCSW
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I have experience helping couples:

Become friends again

Rekindle sex/intimacy

Learn to communicate effectively and openly

Heal infidelity and betrayal

Recognize & heal emotional affairs

Avoid or de-escalate volatile arguments

Release old resentments

Navigate the chaos of addiction

Support a partner in recovery and/or 12-Step programs

Change old habits and patterns

Escape from repeated cycles of conflict

Cope with crises, loss, illness, and death

Negotiate second marriages; blending families

Teach conflict-avoidant couples how to have difficult conversations

Facilitate compromise on gridlock issues including:

  • household chores
  • money
  • parenting
  • new parenting
  • family-work balance

Learn to grow as couple while honoring individual goals and dreams

Create new relationships with the same partner

“The greatest gift a couple can give their baby is a loving relationship.”

The average couple waits

6 Years

before seeking help for marital problems.

5:1

Dr. John Gottman reports that stable marriages have a 5:1 ratio of positivity to negativity during conflict.

“The Four Horsemen” – criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling – predict early divorcing

5.6

YEARS AFTER THE WEDDING

“Almost everyone messes up during marital conflict. What matters is whether repairs are successful.”

80%

of the time, women bring us issues in heterosexual relationships.

67%

of new parents experience a precipitous drop in couple satisfaction in the first three years of the baby’s life.

“Everything positive thing you do in your relationship is foreplay.”

Quotes and statistics by John Gottman.