It is a couple therapy created by Terry Real, an American family therapist, whose objective is to help couples resolve conflicts, develop personal responsibility, improve communication and foster intimacy within the relationship. For this, he works in each of the following areas: the relational pattern established with the current couple (in terms of grandiosity-submission, dependence-avoidance), the history of attachment to the family of origin, the history of trauma, and relational skills that each member of the couple has acquired.
According to the author, today’s culture and society is depriving people of the necessary relational skills since childhood. This type of therapy brings the relationship to a point of balance, equality, and mutual respect in a direct way between the parties. It is a model that integrates elements of attachment theory, IFS therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.