Dialogue Therapy is a time-limited couples therapy designed to help couples negotiate conflicts and keep intimacy alive. It was created by Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. and Ed Epstein in the mid-1980s. Dr. Young-Eisendrath has continued to develop the method and its meaning. Her most recent book, Love Between Equals (2019), helps couples and therapists use Dialogue Therapy and benefit from its discoveries.
Dialogue Therapy aims to offer deep insight into the roots of suffering, opening the possibility of new acceptance of the partner and self, while promoting dialogue and mindfulness. It combines psychoanalytic methods with aspects of psychodrama and mindfulness, and is a unique approach to healing relationship problems.