Achieving Balance: Individual Vs. Couple

Many of us know couples who seem to have lost their own identities after they began dating. But what kind of problems can this cause in a long-term relationship or marriage? This week, Dr. Dan Ryan analyzes the “Popeye defense” and gives tips for how to achieve balance in your relationship by being an individual and being part of a couple.

Dr. Dan Ryan is a Licensed Psychologist with a private practice in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Ryan has worked in the mental health field, in a variety of settings, for over 33 years. Dr. Ryan can be contacted at 919.878.7800 x 2, or check out his website at

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