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As a Couples Therapist, I often sugest this book.
on December 10, 2011
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and have a private practice here in Bellevue Washington where I work to help couples and individuals in distressed relationships. Emotionally Focused Therapy is often very effective at helping a distressed couple understand the negative cycle that keeps them from feeling close and repairing many of the moments that happen and create that distress.
In the first few chapters the book has a few examples of distressed couples that, after reading my clients come back and tell me that they really saw them selves in one or more of the case examples. Next Dr. Johnson guides you through seven key conversations to help you understand how each of you contribute to the negative cycle and get deeper and express your relationship (attachment) needs.
Couples who add this book to their couples counseling go through the process faster. If you are looking for a book to help improve the emotional safety, security and connection in your relationship, this is your best bet.
~Marlon Familton, LMHC