Wedding Planning Missteps (Joanne’s response)
This is the kind of miscommunication that could drive a newly engaged couple to run screaming from one another, permanently. It is also an issue I see frequently in couples I work with. Couples often want their therapist to be their omniscient judge, deciding who is right and wrong. This is a bad role to accept, since there is no way to know what really went wrong. All couples miscommunicate like this on occasion and that this happens in no way indicates that the couple is incompatible. As I've noted in previous comments, the couple's ability to repair following these incidents is what matters, not that they happen at all. Resilience in relationships is about reconnecting. I agree with Harold that both Rob and Celia need to laugh and MOVE ON.