Cultural differences affect the way we view fundamental relationship issues like communication, conflict, family roles and personal space. This video illustrates the profound differences between cultures using HBO’s TV series “In Treatment”. In Treatment was originally created in Israel and later reproduced in the United States. By comparing the small differences between the two versions it is possible to identify the cultural differences between these two countries.
Below is the full version of the talk that I gave in a conference for the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Association.
In his work with hundreds of couples, Gal Szekely has observed that most relationship issues stem from one well-intentioned but misguided thought: “It should come naturally!” In reality, strong partnerships don’t just happen—they require tools and resources most of us weren’t given and don’t even realize we need.
As the director of The Couples Center, Gal is dedicated to the vision of helping all couples create a Love that Lasts. His warm, practical approach—combining psychotherapy, coaching, and spiritual guidance—recognizes and honors the very best in every person, and makes him a sought-after coach, therapist, and workshop leader.