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Twins in couple relationships

Workshop at Tavistock Relationships on Saturday 2nd December.

This workshop addressed the important issue of the effects of the enduring unconscious twin relationship on all the intimate relationships in the lives of a twin. The internal twinning that occurs between twins and is projected onto others in their lives is a central dynamic in twins, and if it is not recognised and attended to, it will significantly affect the relationships in which a twin engages and those who form relationships with twins. We addressed the dynamics of the twin relationship itself and the family, and marital and couple relationships, and parent-child relationships. We also discussed the therapeutic relationships and the importance for the therapist to recognise the twin transference in the couple and the compelling projections of the twin relationship onto the therapist.

The discussion was lively and included both professional and personal issues in twins and working with twins.