We All Have Rough Patches


As a psychotherapist and author, I help people understand their emotions so they can have better relationships—with themselves and others.


Latest Release

People  today are trying to make their marriages work over longer lives than ever before. But staying married isn’t easy. The Rough Patch explores the pushes and pulls of marriage, where our need to grow as individuals can crash headlong into the demands of our relationships.

“Anyone in any relationship at any stage of life could stand to learn from the wisdom in these pages.”

—Andrew Solomon, National Book Award–winning author of Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity

Ways I Can Help



Individual psychotherapy
Couple therapy



Intimate relationships


Latest Thinking

"How to Fight Fair as a Couple"

About Me


Daphne de Marneffe, PhD,
is a psychologist and the author. In her clinical practice, she offers psychotherapy to couples and individuals.