Re: Has there been a general shift in counseling / therapy?
Yea I know, physician heal thy self! The big issue is not that they have issues, it is that they seek, knowingly or not knowingly, answers for there issues onto you. Remember the tale of the fox with no tail?
If I recall part of the reason, which is actually good, for therapists to just listen was to avoid the problem of undue influence.
How to deal with an unrepentant spouse: an Irish person can tell a person to go to hell and have them so excited at the prospect they demand to know when, where the train is leaving and how to get a ticket. Then offer them a loan to get the ticket and a ride to the train station. Be Irish