Research by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists shows that a dominant majority of families and couples that avail therapy report getting the help they needed. Approximately 93% of patients said they learn essential tools that equip and empower them to deal with interpersonal relationship problems.
Moreover, going to therapy with your partner can sometimes be more effective than going to therapy individually. It reinforces the idea that you and your partner are a unit. It allows you to work together and resolve your issues instead of working against each other.
We aim for open and honest communication while building, understanding, and respecting each other’s boundaries.
How Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) can help?
EFT is a couple’s therapy approach that focuses on exploring and unlearning negative communication patterns and the attachment styles we exhibit in relationships. This theory advocates the use of emotions to build and work on maintaining healthy and meaningful relationships.
We can use EFT to work on the two most essential skills needed to express yourself in a relationship. These are:
- Identifying your emotions through raised awareness and accepting them.
- Transforming emotions and processing the information effectively.
It’s prevalent for partners in long-term relationships to start to project their fears and insecurities on the partner. However, by learning to regulate your emotions and understanding them better, you learn to reflect and resolve.