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Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and Infidelity

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dc.contributor.author Genlik, Ken Martin
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-06T19:28:14Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-06T19:28:14Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10680/439
dc.description.abstract According to Whisman, Dixon and Johnason (1997) affairs/infidelity are the second most damaging problem that couples face and the third most difficult problem to treat. Glass & Wright (1988) argues that 30% of couples seek couple therapy because of infidelity during the course of treatment. Zola (2007) mentions that historically infidelity has been described as extramarital or extra-couple sexual relation that has been perceived as betrayal by a partner. In this paper I use infidelity in the sense that one of the couple has sexually or emotionally violated couple boundaries and bonds. Infidelity is an attachment injury that might lead to trauma in couples secure adult attachment. EFT interventions are helpful because they may repair attachment injuries and help the couple to deal with negative emotional cycles that created infidelity. It also empowers couple’s positive interaction cycles. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Infidelity, attachment,attachment bonds en_US
dc.title Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and Infidelity en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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