This remarkable pair of videos shows just how important it is to remain connected and keep communicating. From infancy to intimacy, when the walls go up, relationships break down. Although these videos only go so far as to discuss love and family bonding, could it be that our friendships and our acquaintances, our business partnerships and our community involvement, might fare better – if only we took the time to connect properly, with honesty and respect?

Here, Edward Tronick discusses his “still face” experiment with Dr. Sue Johnson. Below that, the complete video of the original experiment.

What do you think about these videos? Do you have a story about emotional neglect you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you!