With marriage rates on the decline in the U.S. and abroad, what does the future of romantic relationship look like? Rather than predicting the death of marriage, Jacob Goldsmith, PhD, at a recent TEDxRushU event, explains the rise of pluralism, the idea that there is more than one right way of doing relationships. Considering the history of relationships as well as present trends, pluralism is a way to reduce stigma and increasing personal responsibility in defining the kind of relationship that works best for each person.
Dr. Jacob Goldsmith is a staff therapist and the associate clinical director of the Epstein Center for the Study of Psychotherapy Change at The Family Institute. He provides individual, couple, and family therapy to adults and adolescents. He has particular passion for working with young adults with a broad range of issues including transition to adulthood, identity development, sexual identity, relationships, and recovery from trauma. He also works with families with adolescent and adult children, specializing in issues of transition to college, transition to adulthood, and substance abuse. In addition, he has an interest in therapy with couples, including working with young couples to develop the foundations of a strong relationship.
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