Vice Asks If Psychedelics Can Save a Failing Relationship – IOTW Report

Vice Asks If Psychedelics Can Save a Failing Relationship

Vice: Juan-Carlos and his wife Sophie – not their real names – were in a near terminal rut. Ten years of couples therapy had done little to alleviate the dark cloud of jealousy and trust issues that hung over them. Once they’d been experimental and open in the bedroom; now the 50-year-old and 48-year-old New Yorkers were having sex only a couple times a year. 

Then their relationship therapist began offering ketamine-assisted psychotherapy: in an open, hyper-plastic state thanks to the drug, patients are thought to more easily delve into the drivers of their behavior, including inherited familial patterns. “They were able to see their own wounding,” says psychotherapist Jayne Gumpel.“It was amazing. We were all crying.”

Juan-Carlos had been violently abused by his father and, under the influence of a ketamine lozenge, realised that it had led him to become absent, jealous and insistent that Sophie was unfaithful. “Afterwards he could really see and take in the love she had for him,” adds Gumpel. Empathy began to replace anger and hurt. MORE

9 Comments on Vice Asks If Psychedelics Can Save a Failing Relationship

  1. Many years ago, a former girl friend and I did a hit of acid, just for fun of course, and not a large amount. We ended up going for a walk in the woods, which was right in our backyard. It was winter in Alaska and we weren’t paying close enough attention and ended up walking between a moose and her calf. The mom got immediately aggressive but fortunately didn’t think she needed to trample us to death, so as we hid behind a couple trees and she decided to move on. Anyway, the moral of the story is that psychedelics are not an avenue toward bonding in a relationship. She thought that whole episode was my fault. And thing is it was entirely her idea. I don’t recommend that course of action. A lot of people can’t handle hallucinogenics and the result isn’t what you’re hoping for.

  2. Wait, can’t use Ivermectin because it’s a drug for animals. Can use ketamine although the article fails to mention the primary use is as a dissociative for veterinary surgery. BS! Must be the latest leftie play drug.


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