Marriage Dilemmas-The Avoidance-Anxious Couple Dynamic

A couple named John and Elaine have been unhappy and frustrated in their marriage for a long time. Elaine has been longing for emotional connection from John. She feels he simply will not talk about his feelings or express himself with her. When Elaine perceives that John withdraws and distances himself from her, she feel rejected, abandoned, and cheated of a more intimate relationship. She becomes irritable and anxious. She pushes on him to talk to her, to be more affectionate and lovey. He, in turn, resents the pressure, feels… read more →