Fully 90% of distressed couples who complete EFT experience significant improvement in their relationship. Almost three-fourths can be classified as “recovered” by the end of treatment, having made gains so significant they no longer qualify as distressed.
EFT has been shown to work well with couples in all social strata, couples with little formal education, and couples where the husband is rated by the wife as “inexpressive”–three groups that do not do well in other forms of couples therapy. If you think that your relationship (or your spouse) isn’t fit for traditional therapy, EFT may be just what you’re looking for.
Unlike in other forms of couples therapy, where the positive effects begin to drop off almost immediately at the end of treatment, couples who fully complete the 3 stages and 9 steps of EFT maintain their gains–and even continue to improve on them–over the next 24 months, without any additional treatment.
A complete therapy process can be expensive, no doubt. But a divorce could cost you ten times as much as therapy–maybe more–and could uproot you, your spouse, and potentially your children. If there’s even a small chance your relationship could survive whatever is currently impacting it, isn’t it worth it to make the effort?
If there is ongoing violence in your relationship, or if one partner is absolutely unwilling to even attempt emotional reconnection, EFT may not be effective. No therapy works for everyone, but EFT is among the most effective available especially combined with a strong commitment to the process by: attending weekly therapy, exploring substance issues that may be getting in the way of recovery, completing homework in order to better understanding the cycles that take the relationship down and creates disconnection.
For more information on the scientific research supporting EFT, including sources for all of the statistics cited above, please visit the EFT supportive research menu.