Alan Jackson, on how couple's therapy helped his marriage.
I kind of lost it there for a while. I had everything in the world, and I still couldn't be happy. I hated the idea (of going to counseling). I always figured I could pretty much monitor how I was doing and correct it if I needed to. But if all those bad things hadn't happened, we might have gone for the next 10 years being semi-happy but never being right. Instead we jumped in there and went through the pain and fixed it. (TV Guide, 9/23/00)
Life for me has become more personal, I found a wonderful therapy that took me apart and put me back together again, instead of gluing me together in the wrong shape. (Mercury News, 10/00)
Tipper Gore, on why she talks publicly about her own experience with depression
I was preparing the first White House Conference on Mental Health, and in doing so I went around the country to listen to a lot of kids. I was shocked at the number of kids who knew someone who was depressed or had an eating disorder or mental problem. And they wanted to know what to do about it. I would say to the kids, "Why do you not get help?" "We're ashamed. We don't want the stigma," they said. And I thought, "if talking about myself can help reduce the shame that's associated with mental illness, then I want to do that". (McCall's, 10/00)
My therapist helped me understand that I often lost myself in relationships. I realized I was still repeating the pattern and that I had to take a more self-defined path. (Parade, 8/6/00)
Valerie Bertinelli, married to Eddie Van Halen for 19 years
We're both stubborn and we see a really good therapist together twice a month. (TV Guide, 10/7/00)
While other films and television roles followed, in the mid-80's her career stalled, and she sensed that something inside was holding her back. "That's why I went into therapy", Ward acknowledged. "I grew up in a typical 50's family and I didn't have much psychological awareness. So I didn't become conscious of certain patterns of behavior in myself until I examined who I was and what I wanted out of life."
"Achievement seemed to be a double-edged sword for me", she said. "I had a subconscious feeling that triumph would always bring a loss. I recognized that what was limiting me was the residual pain associated with accomplishment."(Parade, 10/29/00)
Shirley Jones and Marty Ingles, who separated after 23 years of marriage and have gotten back together.
During our six-month separation, our therapist gave each of us homework. Mine (Marty) was to find out what Shirley's three children (by the late actor Jack Cassidey) didn't like about me. Shirley had to examine who she was under her Goody Two-Shoes exterior. (Parade, 12/3/00)