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The Relationship School Podcast Interview with Pete Pearson

Thanks for listening to my interview on The Relationship School podcast, where Jayson and I discussed so many issues to help partners have better relationships. A major theme was creating a stronger team as a couple. Because it takes two strong individuals to create a strong team, Jayson volunteered to let me walk him through an exercise. He identified something his wife did that triggered him in ways he did not want to experience. After a handful of minutes, he felt relaxed and energized instead of tense and constricted. We then talked about how he and his wife could use this tool to work together and be a stronger team.… Read more...

The Therapist Couch Podcast Interview with Ellyn Bader

The Couples InstituteThanks for listening to my interview on the Therapist Couch Podcast. I hope you found the interview helpful. Please feel free to share the podcast and resources below. If you'd like more relationship or couples therapy training information, feel free to signup here. Click here to download Six Types of Confrontation in Couples Therapy I mentioned in the podcast. You might also be interested in the following resources: Rethinking First Sessions In this 60-minute downloadable audio Dr. Peter Pearson shared his experimentation and success with Rethinking First Sessions. It’s important to ask the right questions at the very start, or the first session is reduced to finger-pointing and blame.… Read more...

The Relationship School Podcast Interview with Ellyn Bader

The Couples InstituteThanks for listening to my interview on The Relationship School podcast where Jayson and I discussed so many issues to help partners have better relationships. Jayson and I even did a mini-roleplay on a topic I feel strongly about. It’s the challenge of how to ask for what you desire or need. I think I really got Jayson's attention when I said asking for what you need can create big relationship problems! How something is said can be a challenge for couples and for couples therapists. I hope you found the interview helpful. Please feel free to share the podcast and resources below. Click here to download the 3 Types of Decisions discussed on the podcast.… Read more...

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