21 Apr 5 COMMON RELATIONSHIP PITFALLS + HOW TO AVOID THEM – PART 2 [TJJS:EP297]
common relationship pitfalls
Tell me if this sounds familiar: You find out your partner didn’t handle a bill they promised they would handle or maybe they forgot to pick up your kid when they were supposed to (throwing your schedule into pure chaos) and your first response is to Take. Them. To. School. I mean… you just totally rip them a new one. Or maybe you just give them the full-on silent treatment.
How about this one? Your partner is super upset about an incident with his/her boss and you’re like, “Just don’t let them get to you. I don’t know why you stew on this all day.” Yet, that statement seems to piss them off even more. ??
And, have you ever done *that thing* where your partner says one simple statement like, “Have you seen the checkbook?” and you immediately start to create story after story in your mind about how they don’t trust you with money, they think you took the checkbook and are a liar and a thief, you’re going to get in a huge fight which you may not recover from and then all of a sudden you’re totally destitute living on the streets and no one loves you. Whew! (Clearly, I’ve never done this… )
Nodding your head over there? Well, you are certainly not alone, my friend. We rarely have sound instruction on how to express our needs, how to communicate with one another, and how to resolve conflict. If you find yourself struggling in any of these areas, this week’s episode will give you an arsenal of tools and ideas to make major changes in your relationship TODAY.
This pod explores:
- How to use vulnerability to create massive intimacy in your relationship (even if “vulnerability” has always terrified you)
- How to examine your arguments/disagreements to find the “real” issue, instead of fighting about the “surface” issue – aka fighting about who ate the last of the tuna or who needs to do more laundry
- What to do when you are SUPER pissed at your partner (instead of burning all their clothes on the front lawn)
- What it really looks like to “put yourself in the other person’s shoes”
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