- Does it feel as though you can’t remember how to communicate because you have the same arguments repeatedly?
- Do you feel more lonelier in your relationship than when you are on your own?
- Do you avoid talking to your partner because you feel your partner doesn’t hear what you have to say?
- Do you find that you are just “going through the motions” of being in a relationship without any real intimate connection?
If any of these questions are true for you and your relationship, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples can help you and your partner develop a closer and more loving relationship. Often at the start of a relationship, couples feel an intense connection, which can fade over time. EFT helps couples regain their connection through exploring negative patterns that they have become stuck in and developing a deeper understanding of each person’s emotional wants and needs. With EFT, couples can learn ways to express their wants and needs in a safe way, so both partners feel understood, heard and appreciated.
Developing a close emotional connection with your partner can improve how you feel about yourself. Research shows that people in happy relationships have better emotional health, greater resiliency in stressful situations and higher levels of self esteem. Healthy happy relationships are at the core of our emotional and physical well being. Overall, the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives.