“What’s the most common problem you see in your practice?”
I asked this question of my frequent collaborator, Aimee Hartstein, LCSW. With 20 years of experience counseling singles and couples on relationship issues, she answered without skipping a beat.
“Over and over, I see clients who didn't individuate from their family of origin. Until a person has individuated, it is nearly impossible for them to have a healthy romantic relationship.”
What is individuation? And why is it so important for your love life (and your happiness in general)? Allow me to explain.