After Dr. Stosny and Max worked for a time together, Christine joined the sessions. Dr. Stosny had Christine explain to Max how his actions made her feel. Very quickly, Max came to understand how he was hurting her, and she says she sees an instant change in Max.
"For one, he seems just more calm," she says. "Not as rigid. Not as stressful. Easy to approach. We've been talking a lot for the first time in a long time about stuff around the house, or just things we should be talking about."
Max says Dr. Stosny has helped him understand himself. Max now says, "The person doing the hurting is really the person who hurts. I didn't really associate my hurts with me constantly being critical, which was the number one problem in our marriage. That was a revelation, because when I first e-mailed the show I didn't know that that was our number one problem."