A recent consultation with a couple suggested to me that Psychology Today readers might be interested in learning about the “shadow” and how it can play a powerful role in relationships. The nature of the shadow is such that it is not easy to see. It refers to the portion of your psyche that you want to know that you are not, but a part of you fears that you are. The couple that I was working with continued to get in vicious cycles that pulled out the dark side of each other, and they benefitted from understanding this process in terms of “dancing with each other’s shadow”.

(read more here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/theory-knowledge/201702/can-you-see-your-shadow)