WATCH: No Money, No Honey? Martin’s Blue-Collar Job & Gina’s White-Collar Career | Episode 8

Martin gets major kudos for opening up about his desire to provide for Gina and the disappointment he felt when he could not.

By Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele

This is Part 3 of a 6-part analysis of Martin and Gina’s relationship.

Drew Joseph—whose work is informed by Buddhist principles—admires Martin’s ability to communicate his career anxieties to Gina, something that most of Joseph’s male clients struggle to do. Laurel Fay, another therapist, adds that if more men were expressive about that evolutionary instinct to provide, it would allow women to honor that intention and be more compassionate when trying to reach a middle ground about everyone’s moneymaking abilities.

Experts Featured:

(1) Drew Joseph, MA, LMFT, provides individual and couple therapy to adults in Washington, DC. His therapeutic methods are informed by psychodynamic psychology and Shambhala Buddhism. Learn more about Drew Joseph here.

(2) Laurel Fay, M.S., LCMFT, is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of Laurel Fay & Associates, LLC. Ms. Fay has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University, and a Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland at College Park. She is also an Approved Supervisor and Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).Ms. Fay is specially trained to work with couples, particularly around marital, communication and intimacy issues. Fay has given workshops on couple and family relationships for several organizations, including the Pro Bono Counseling Project; she is also a business coach for private practitioners, and is a frequent presenter on the topic of starting and growing a practice. She is the current President of the Middle Atlantic Division of the AAMFT, and she has been in private practice since 2001. Follow Laurel on Twitter at @laurelfay


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