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About Sue Johnson

Dr. Sue Johnson is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, popular presenter and speaker and a leading innovator in the field of couple therapy and adult attachment. Sue is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 30 years of peer-reviewed clinical research.

Sue Johnson is founding Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as Professor Emeritus, Clinical Psychology, at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Hold Me Tight

By | 2017-10-25T18:45:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|

I grew up in my parents' pub in England, where there was always a lot of drama. And all the drama—fights, flirting, tears, tantrums—revolved around love. I also watched my parents destroy their own love for each other. Since that time I've been on a mission to figure out exactly what love is. My mother [...]

The Three Kinds of Sex

By | 2017-10-25T18:47:09+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|

Sex often draws us into a relationship and then helps keep it alive. But what is "good" sex? If you look at the images that bombard us every day from magazines and movies, good sex is instantaneous, totally mutual, cataclysmic, and is best at the very beginning of a relationship. In fact, surveys tell us [...]

What You Need to Know About Love

By | 2017-10-25T18:48:08+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|

I am sitting in a restaurant shamelessly eavesdropping on a conversation at the next table. "People who expect all this woo woo stuff -- love and closeness in marriage -- are out of their minds," declares an elegantly dressed woman to her friend. "If you're lucky in love, you get a reasonable roommate and even [...]

Where Does Love Go Wrong?

By | 2018-01-02T14:04:55+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|

Unhappy couples always tell me that they fight over money, the kids, or sex. They tell me that they cannot communicate and the solution is that their partner has to change.  "If Mary would just not get so emotional and listen to my arguments about our fiancés and the kids, we would get somewhere," Brian [...]