Infidelity of any kind, whether emotional or sexual, attacks the most deeply held trust in a relationship. It is a violation of the agreement that two people have made to hold certain parts of their lives and relationships as sacred and set apart for just the two of them. When this trust is violated is creates deep insecurity, fear and uncertainty in the relationship.
For couples dealing with infidelity, changes in behavior and promises to be faithful help but do not get to the deep healing that is often needed in order for couples to be able to repair the damage and move into the future together wholeheartedly. The deeper healing happens when the betrayed partner feels strongly met, understood and held on an emotional level by the other partner, restoring a sense of safety and connection in the relationship. Our therapists work with couples to help them learn how to do this for one another and to create a new never before experienced bond.
Several of our Clinical Team members are trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) developed by Dr. Sue Johnson. EFT teaches couples how to recognize the deeper emotional dynamics that are happening between them (often below the surface) and how to emotionally reach for one another in ways that create safety, attraction, connection and joy.
For a quick video about EFT follow the link below.