“For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.” — Rainer Maria Rilke
Relationships are a resource for self-awareness and growth. Many, if not most, individuals come into therapy because of a relationship that is difficult, confusing, or unfulfilling. When interactions with significant people in our lives consistently lead to frustration, unhappiness, and hurt, there is a negative cycle at play. Psychotherapy, such as Emotion Focused Therapy, guides individuals and couples to become aware of the cycle and learn how to change it. Recognizing the pattern, understanding how it developed, and learning to change your response are empowering experiences that can transform you and your relationships.