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Complexity of Marriage Therapy, Part Three: Dr. Sue Johnson and Emotion Focused Therapy: Modifying Adult Attachment Patterns

 

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Today we’ll examine some of the concepts of Dr. Sue Johnson’s work in relationship therapy. I draw heavily on her work as well Dr. Gottman’s work when conducting relationship sessions.

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Complexity of Marriage Therapy, Part Two: Dr. John Gottman and What Predicts Divorce?

Examining inner and outer patterns of feelings and behaviors is part of couples therapy (Istock/.deva)

Examining inner and outer patterns of feelings and behaviors is part of couples therapy (Istock/.deva)

Today we’ll examine one aspect of Dr. John Gottman’s work. He provides clear, evidence-based information distilled from his many years of research about what predicts divorce.

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Part One: The Complexity of Marriage and Marriage Counseling

Examining inner and outer patterns of feelings and behaviors is part of couples therapy (Istock/.deva)

Examining inner and outer patterns of feelings and behaviors is part of couples therapy (Istock/.deva)

Do you sometimes wonder why there’s a general feeling of negativity in your relationship?

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Do It YourSelf-Care DIY-Care for Marriage Therapy

 

”Positive feeling systems must be built and maintained intentionally (as part of couples therapy or marriage therapy)…” Gottman and Gottman, 2009)

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Marriage Therapies Explained

Marriage
Therapies Explained

Perhaps you and your spouse or significant other
have been having problems for quite some time. Perhaps you are
discovering the person you thought you wanted to live with for the
rest of your life is not who you thought he or she is. Perhaps you
are confronting and dealing with infidelity or extreme anger issues.
Perhaps there is emotional and or verbal abuse, continual sarcasm
that you have been trying to deflect or manage, but you are finding
that is not working out so well. If there is physical abuse in your
relationship, you need to find a safe house as soon as possible and
take haven there. Go to a relative’s house, a friend’s house, or a
shelter if you need to hide from your abuser. Help is available.

If you are in a situation that is safe, and you have decided to
pursue couples therapy, then the next step is to look for a licensed
therapist and sort through the different personalities and therapies
in which they have training. There are so many types of couple
therapy out there, with differing names. It can be confusing to
choose!

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