We often speak of the individual shadow yet, as some religious traditions emphasize, the couple becomes as "one flesh." Assuming some lived reality of this belief, that must mean couples must have shadows as it (the couple) individuates as a couple. Is that even possible or is this an understanding that shows where MFT theories and depth understandings part company? An individuating couple? Is there a family shadow? And if there is, how does one approach such a shadow in therapy, assuming that the couple/family is there due to the shadow wanting to be recognized? Would like to hear your thoughts.