In March of last year, my marriage was at the end of the line. We had been married for seven years and we were done - thoroughly miserable and hating each other. While the story is long and sad, the resulting conclusion is not. We were referred to Glenn by a colleague of his and had an appointment shortly thereafter. Neither one of us wanted to go, but we did both feel obligated to explore every option possible before breaking up our family.
Our first appointment was rough. We had to drag out all our dirty laundry to a complete stranger and let all the heartache hang out on the line. I was fully expecting him to tell us to throw in the towel. What I was not expecting was someone with Glenn’s unique combination of no BS mixed with compassion and insight telling us that there was plenty of hope left. As the appointment went on, I knew without a shadow of a doubt that this was our guy.
We had gone to marital counseling before and it never really resonated with either one of us. But the difference was that Glenn quickly became a trusted friend and confidante, physically and emotionally available as much as we needed. He helped us; both individually and together, decipher what was at the root of our problems and how to move past them. He helped keep our egos in check when we needed it and even helped us sort out arguments as they came up, rather than having to wait for a week to revisit it. He listened and listened and listened and though empathetic, gave us frank and direct advice and his honest opinion as to what factors were at work.
He helped us understand each other by translating between the two of us when we couldn’t come up with our own words. I cannot stress enough how the things I learned about myself as well as the human psyche have helped me, both in my marriage (8 years this January, thank you very much) as well as all relationships and even casual interactions with people. I feel quite smart when I can advise someone by sharing the things I learned and it is so exciting to see the light bulb of understanding go off just like it did and still does with me. I am able to do this because I had such a good teacher, who made certain that I understood and could put emotionally intelligent principles into action.
Glenn will always have a special place in my heart and I know that he changed my life as well as my husbands. We would not be married today (much more happily, of course) if it were not for him. Quite simply, he’s the best and I am honored to know him.