The author looked into the development of narrative therapy through exploring the works of Michael White. Originally, White derived his therapeutic ideas from literary and anthropological theories. Later, he used radical constructivism and critical philosophy to endow personal lives and relationships with political meanings, criticizing the political and social context of problems. Narrative work is not just a criticism of political discourse but also an effort to change the real problems of persons whose lives are in distress. Narrative therapists use the well-known and familiar narratives of their clients to develop an alternative narrative, one that is still unknown but possible in the future. The author argues that the principle of narrative increment has implications for Korean practitioners in Korean situations.