"RP: So what would you say are common issues that couples seek therapy for?
T: One partner flooding the other partner with emotion then the other person withdrawing is one main relationship dynamic struggle. One person is more of the emotional, they wanna talk they wanna process things and their partner tends to pull back and withdraw. And then the more that they sweat the person the more the withdraw happens.
T: That's a major issue that people come in with. I mean, when we say "communication" it can mean anything, but that’s really what people mean when they say we’re having communication issues. Or another main issue is when people don't know how to listen and they don't try to meet each other's needs. They're just trying to focus on their own. Another one is deep seeded resentment and issues have never been worked out. They just tend to bleed into everything else and there begins to be this deep seeded resentment which is hard to get past. There is certainly is a portion of people where there's been infidelity. There’s no question.
RP: Can you shed some light on that?"
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