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When Male Partners Won't Open Up

Helping Closed-Off Men See Vulnerability as a Path to Healthier Relationships

George Faller • 1/15/2018

By George Faller - Many of our clients, especially men, believe in the traditional definition of vulnerability: a state of weakness that leads to being open to attack. But vulnerability is the language of emotionally connected beings, and like a powerful magnet, pain, doubt, fear, mistrust, and other vulnerable states bring forth new opportunities for deep intimacy and transformation, especially in work with couples.

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Doing Vulnerability: The Art of Helping Men Open Up

George Faller • 11/9/2017

Helping emotionally closed-off men embrace vulnerability without getting lost in shame requires not only empathy but good timing.

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When Male Partners Won't Open Up

Helping Closed-Off Men See Vulnerability as a Path to Healthier Relationships

George Faller • 1/15/2018

By George Faller - Many of our clients, especially men, believe in the traditional definition of vulnerability: a state of weakness that leads to being open to attack. But vulnerability is the language of emotionally connected beings, and like a powerful magnet, pain, doubt, fear, mistrust, and other vulnerable states bring forth new opportunities for deep intimacy and transformation, especially in work with couples.

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Case Study

Doing Vulnerability: The Art of Helping Men Open Up

George Faller • 11/9/2017

Helping emotionally closed-off men embrace vulnerability without getting lost in shame requires not only empathy but good timing.

Magazine Article
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George Faller, LMFT, is a retired lieutenant of the NYC Fire Department and the president of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). As an EFT trainer, he teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and is the director of training at the Center for Hope and Renewal in Greenwich, Connecticut.