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Senior Parents with Marital Conflict

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Hello, how can I help my parents (in their 70s) who are experiencing trust issues and marital frustration? They are both in good mental health. Thank You for your consideration.

Senior Parents with Marital Conflict

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What you’ll want to do is make an appointment with a family therapist in your area. Make an appointment for all three of you and let the therapist know what the meeting is about. Having a discussion in front of a third party with a family can be very helpful. Here is a link to an organization that is well-known and can help you find someone in your area. My guess is they wouldn’t go on their own initially, but if you can go with them and help to explain the issue it may help. If they are willing to go on their own that would be even better. You can find a couples therapist on the same link.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Senior Parents with Marital Conflict

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Senior Parents with Marital Conflict. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 24, 2019, from
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