At first, both were wary of the idea of couples counselling, but Jonathan explained the process clearly, including the guarantee of complete confidentiality.
“I felt very uncomfortable,” said Michael, “but that passed very quickly. Jonathan made sure we were both listened to and didn’t push. When he did speak it was to ask us about ourselves, our lives and what we wanted.”
“Jonathan somehow coaxed things out of the woodwork gently,” said Jane, “in a way that made it feel like Michael and I were working together, on the same side.”