Emotions are always present, even if you’re unaware of them. The biggest issue that people have in relationships are keeping their emotions in check. Without them, you can’t show someone you care or that you’re upset, so it’s a positive element of any relationship when you can show them without worry.
However, when you don’t use them correctly, or your emotions become more important than logic, emotionally focused therapy (EFT) might be what you need to help you through this predicament. EFT focuses on one person’s emotions and the responses they get because of those emotions. Most of the problems that a couple face comes from cycles of emotions that go back and forth.
Emotionally focused therapy changes and evolves to suit the person and to focus more on current emotional trends. It can be used to help family members, married couples, and even individuals. You can learn to understand someone else’s emotions and be aware of your emotional responses. That way, you can determine what someone else is feeling and focus your response appropriately. In most cases, EFT uses attachment theory, and your counsellor can help you work through the process. It helps if both people are interested in seeking counsel, but you can benefit from doing it alone.
At From 2 to 3, they understand that marriage and relationships are hard. Regardless of how much you want it to work, you might not be able to do it alone. Instead of muddling through daily life and possibly making things worse, you can talk to someone with years of experience. Whether you’re going through a tough time, just got pregnant, or now contemplate divorce, Ginny may be able to help you learn more about your emotions and those of your partner. Emotionally focused therapy focuses on the individual and the family unit.