A Conversation With Dr. Houle

How did this book come about?

During my many years of working with couples in my private practice, I came to realize that most people are trying to solve their IM relationship problems without really defining what those problems are. The book came about as a sort of manual to help people define or describe their problems in a way that will point to solutions.

Who should read this book?

This book is for anyone who’s involved in an Intimate-Marital (IM) relationship and is experiencing problems within the relationship. For example, if you and your significant other are realizing that you have less in common than before or if you’re beginning to question whether or not you want to stay in your relationship or maybe you want to prevent problems in your relationship that arise from life’s circumstances.

And, it’s a must read if, for example, you and your partner are engaged in continual arguments and you can never seem to come to a resolution; if outside relationships such as work, friends and extended family are interfering with your relationship; or if decision-making is a constant irritant in the your relationship;

Is your approach aimed at hetero couples only?

Oh no, not at all. On the contrary, The IM relationship refers to all relationships that mutually and exclusively satisfy a couple’s needs. The couple can be of the same sex or not, and may be married, living together, or simply dating.

Is this book educational or therapeutic in nature?

I’ve intended this book to be educational in nature, to provide knowledge about the IM relationship and its problematic nature. Based upon my observations after decades of counseling couples, I provide some suggested corrections for problems that arise from the IM relationship. This book is in no way intended as psychotherapy.

Where can I buy the book?

The Intimate-Marital Relationship: Its Problems and Their Corrections is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Goodreads.

Are you available for book signings?

I have to answer with a qualified “yes.” My work and preparation of my next book are taking up a lot of my time now, but if your bookstore (or other venue) is in the southern New England area or Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess counties of New York, we might be able to schedule an event. Use the Contact form to inquire.

Great book! Tons of helpful insights organized in a way that make sense. My wife and I both took the self assessment and it was right on. Pointed us in the right direction almost immediately.
Newport News VA