What are the ingredients of emotional connectedness in a relationship?

By Dr. Debra Rezendes, HMT Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy in Northern Virginia Dr. Sue Johnson, an expert on couple’s emotional connectedness, created the acronym A.R.E. to describe three ingredients that are needed to create healthy, emotionally satisfying relationships. Relationships that embodied accessibility, responsiveness, and engagement tend to have the highest relationship satisfaction and are characterized [...]