Couples in Crisis
The path from Dependance through Independence to Interdependence
[A] bride sighed blissfully on her wedding day, “Mom, I’m at the end of all my troubles!” “Yes,” replied her mother, “but at which end?” - Bruce C. Hafen
Emotional Intimacy and connection is the keystone of all healthy marriages. When these are absent, one or both spouses can experience deep pain or feelings of being "not good enough" and judged.
The mirage of Couples in Crisis is that the problem will be fixed as communication skills, physical intimacy, or finances improve.
Getting un-stuck includes understanding what is actually happening in the relationship at a base level, accepting what is ours to improve, and making and keeping meaningful commitments towards growth.
See #boundariesareformybehavior, Intimacy Anorexia, Avoidant Personality Traits, Borderline Personality Traits, Anxious Attachment, Avoidant Attachment, Secure Attachment, Infidelity, Betrayal Trauma,