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Five Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

Hero worship makes me uncomfortable. I am an extremely minor public figure, except among certain family members and friends who inflate my fame. As a marriage expert, I sense that many people who have heard of me think I must be a perfect marriage partner. This is not true.

I’m no hero.

When we idealize someone, we blind ourselves to the reality that we’re all human. Everyone possesses strengths and weaknesses. Would you rather compare yourself and your loved ones negatively to an unrealistic image of someone or know the truth — which is that we’re all in the trenches together?


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