My guest today has over 30 years experience with this topic and we will discuss two closely related areas: (1) “Like Moths to a Flame: The Potential Benefits to Being Drawn to Someone Who Provokes Our Deepest Insecurities.” (2) “Our Uncanny Ability to Find Our Emotional Twin.”
You’ve heard the phrase, “opposites attract.” You’ve also heard that some couples are like “two peas in a pod.” On the surface, many couples appear to be very different, but when we probe more deeply below the surface, we find interesting dynamics. We will talk about what this means as far as forging a marital bond, overcoming self-defeating behaviors, and understanding the emotional climate.
Charlette Mikulka is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with three decades of professional experience. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, National Association of Social Workers, EMDR International Association, International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
Charlette maintains a full time private psychotherapy practice. She is certified in EMDR, a clinically and research-validated treatment for healing psychological trauma. Charlette participates in ongoing training in EFT, a highly respected approach to helping couples build a secure emotional bond.
Charlette's personal experience has contributed greatly to her knowledge of couple and family dynamics, the subject of her book, Peace in the Heart and Home. Please visit her website at www.peaceintheheartandhome.com. She has reflected deeply on her emotional and relational experience within her family of origin and adult family. She and her husband Joe have been together for over forty years and have 2 sons, ages 25 and 19.
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