Do you want to work on your relationship in therapy, but have a partner who just doesn’t want to go?

Well, you’re not alone.

This is a super common and frustrating problem.

The bad news: You can’t generally “make” people want to go to therapy, and even if you technically get them in the door, it’s really, really, hard to help someone who doesn’t want to be helped.


The good news: You may have some other alternatives. Let’s take a look:


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Elisheva Liss, LMFT is a psychotherapist in private practice. Her book, Find Your Horizon of Healthy Thinking, is available on She can be reached for sessions or speaking engagements at More of her content can be found at