The policy can be summarized as follows: If you disclose a piece of information to me individually (either in person, by phone, in a writing assignment, by email, text or any form of communication), I maintain the right to disclose that information to your partner if I believe it is relevant information. I will always give you the opportunity to share the information with your partner in-session before I will voice it myself. This policy is important because it is counterproductive to split a couples’ therapist by force him/her to hold individual secrets while simultaneously asking him or her to maintain neutrality in order to help you heal your relationship. In short, secrets are a threat to the success of the couples’ treatment. My signature below indicates that I do not hold Tim Norton liable for upholding his “no secrets policy” as described above.