We learn how to ride a bicycle by practicing. Not by reading the manual or talking with experts. It's the same with relationships. A surrogate partner is a substitute partner who helps you practice being a great partner. So you can enjoy intimate relationships with confidence.
The surrogate partner program is a triadic model because there are always three people working together - you, your therapist, and your surrogate partner. Your therapist supports you while you participate in the surrogate partner learning process.
Why work with a surrogate partner?
The best thing you can do for your health is to love. Social isolation and loneliness are the number one health problem in America. It turns out that loving is even better for your health than eating well or exercising. The lonely, depressed and isolated among us are 3-10 times more likely to fall ill and even die prematurely compared to those who enjoy love, connection and community.
If being in an intimate relationship doesn't feel possible.
If you find the idea of an intimate partnership intimidating, have little experience with intimacy, may have a sexual dysfunction, are differently-abled, are transitioning, are returning from active duty, the surrogate partner process might be for you.
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