- Do you and your partner get caught in the same old argument over and over, again and again?
- Do you feel distant or disconnected?
- Do you feel criticized, nagged, misunderstood or dismissed?
- Do you have trouble talking to each other?
- Does your relationship lack affection, emotional intimacy or sex?
- Have you have lost trust in your partner?
- Have you been betrayed by an affair?
Do you no longer feel the spark you once had or long for a spark that was never there?
If you are experiencing any of these or other problems in your relationship, you are not alone. Relationships with significant others in our lives can be the source of much joy and satisfaction, and they can also be the source of sorrow and pain. When we feel distant or disconnected from those we love the most we become distressed. This leads to conflict, disagreements, detachment and isolation. Couple's often complain about difficulties with communication, a lack of closeness, not having time for each other, parenting concerns, no longer trusting their partner and general unhappiness and disillusionment with the relationship. At the Brandywine Center we know how important your relationship is and provide effective therapy for distressed couples using a variety of approaches. Several of us are trained in Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy (EFT), one of the fastest growing and most successful models of couples therapy and marriage counseling practiced today. Research indicates that 90% of couples who complete EFT counseling improve their relationship and that the majority of couples sustain these positive changes over time.
Couple's therapy helps you to strengthen or restore your loving connection with your partner or spouse, by increasing your experience of acceptance, belonging, comfort, and safety with each other. As this happens, you’ll feel more confident in how much you matter to each other, in your ability to effectively solve problems and communicate, and in your ability to lovingly work together to face future challenges.
Watch this brief video "From Cradle to Grave" to understand more about our need for connection and the distress that ensues when our loved one is not responsive to our needs. Watch also for the repair - this is what you will learn to do in Couple's Therapy.
For more information about Couple’s Therapy and the EFT model click here.
Hold Me Tight: An article on Emotionally Focused Therapy
Listen to Dr. Sue Johnson ideas about marital distress and
Emotionally Focused Therapy