Relationship Issues

 

Most people are looking for love, support, understanding and companionship with his or her partner. In order to either enhance or improve a relationship, a couple must be responsive and in tune with each other on a deep emotional level. A person is looking to his/her partner for nurture, soothing comfort, and protection, much as a child is attached emotionally to his parent.

 

According to Dr. Sue Johnson, an expert in the field of marriage counseling research, there are three key questions to ask yourself about your partner.

 

“Accessibility. Can I reach you?”

“Responsiveness. Can I rely on you to respond to me emotionally?”

“Engagement. Do I know you will value me and stay close?”

I have several book recommendations for couples which I think are very helpful.

Licensed Professional Counselor Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Birmingham Alabama