Many couples struggle to connect emotionally to work through challenges, to navigate through practical and family issues, as well as to work through heartache, loss and hurt that couples frequently face in the course of a long-term committed relationship.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a type of couples counseling that helps couples navigate the process of calming down conflicts, communicating, and connecting back to each other. EFT is well researched form of therapy. In one study of EFT couples therapy showed that 90 percent of couples reported relational improvement and 70-73 percent reported the relational problems were resolved. For further information about EFT see the Internation Centre for Excellence in Emotion Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) at www.iceeft.com, or here for further research information.
On average couples who seek couples therapy have had a couples-therapy-worthy issue for six years, according to John Gottman, couples counseling expert and researcher. If you are thinking about it this might be the help you are looking for, and now may be the right time.