Business “Couples” in Therapy
A few of these stories (like the one noted below) have popped up lately about business and creative partners seeking out therapy to work through emotionally charged challenges. I love that the focus is therapy, not just coaching around some conflicts. It’s fascinatingly practical use of the therapy process and the shift that can occur with processing through emotions in a new and different way. Business and creative partners often begin as friends but then things get more complicated. Sharing major life and livelihood decisions can make things more complex, exciting, and entangled (sounds like a “relationship” doesn’t it?). Communication difficulties, emotional enmeshment, negotiating conflict, and commitments outside of work can make the working relationship strained over time.