“Brian sees Jackie walk in and says loudly, “About time you got here. Ashley has already torn up three rooms! There are toys all over the floor, dishes everywhere, just a big mess. I can’t keep up with her!” Brian has just dumped a load of his emotional reactions. In rapid response to this, Jackie’s brain is activating circuits of those very same distressing emotions. She’s being pulled to respond from her own secondary emotion because her mirror neurons are taking on the experience of Brian’s secondary emotional state.”


Brent A. Bradley, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy For Dummies
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