Attacking your partner’s character, trying to make yourself right and them wrong.
Are You Experiencing Relationship Issues?
Relationship issues can take the form of a repeating pattern of interaction, highly distressing to both partners. The most commonly seen pattern is ‘pursue – withdraw’, where one partner often expresses emotions like anger and anxiety as a protest at the feeling that their partner is emotionally shut off from them. Other patterns are also possible.
Some Key Warning Signs That a Relationship is in Distress
When these are present, the relationship has become stuck in a negative, rigid interaction cycle, where both partners experience high levels of negative emotion and both are unwilling to shift from their positions and accept influence from the other.
At Brisbane City Psychologists we have a proven track record in helping couples overcome relationship issues through evidence-based methods such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples
EFT for couples is an evidence-based experiential therapeutic approach that prioritises building strong and secure connections between partners first and foremost.
The main goal of EFT is to help couples create a secure attachment which means not only having a close, safe and loving bond together but also an increase in coping and overall stress management for each individual.
Securely attached people navigate the trials of life with greater ease than those who are insecurely attached. There is nothing like knowing that a precious loved one has your back to help you to face what life throws at you.