Love Letter: A Couples Therapist Goes to Couples Therapy

“Clients seek me out specifically because of my direct manner,” Tonya Lester, a psychotherapist, writes in this week’s Modern Love essay.

“My friends, and sometimes friends of friends, ask me for advice on how to say hard things and how to initiate painful conversations. They write down what I suggest and use those words verbatim. They tell me, ‘You’re really good at this.’ And for other people, I am.”

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