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Exploring and discussing a variety of relationship topics and issues for people in all kinds of relationships; including partnerships, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, roommates and more.

Relationships! Let's Talk About It with Pripo Teplitsky Pripo Teplitsky

    • Geestelijke gezondheid

Exploring and discussing a variety of relationship topics and issues for people in all kinds of relationships; including partnerships, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, roommates and more.

    Is Love A Choice Or A Feeling?

    Is Love A Choice Or A Feeling?

    In this episode, I discuss whether love is a choice or a feeling and explain why love is a constant action we do every day with our partner. I describe why falling in love is different and illustrate how it’s easier to foster connection and attraction at the beginning of a relationship. I share the story of a friend who lovingly took care of his mother, despite his mother’s behavior towards him. I also explore the different ways we can show love to our partners.

    • 30 min.
    Why Is It Hard To Receive Kindness?

    Why Is It Hard To Receive Kindness?

    In this episode, I discuss the difficulties we face in receiving acts of kindness, help, and generosity. I illustrate the vulnerability that comes with accepting a gesture of kindness and how we tend to negate appreciation by pointing out our flaws. I describe how I recently struggled with fully experiencing kindness from my son and share my observations of couples who have difficulties accepting appreciation. I also explain how some characteristics can hinder us from receiving kindness and gifts.

    • 30 min.
    The Importance of Apologies

    The Importance of Apologies

    In today’s episode, Rainbow and I discuss why apologizing is as essential in relationships as appreciating. We illustrate how upbringing and social and cultural environments can affect our attitudes toward taking responsibility and asking for forgiveness. We reveal the foundation of giving meaningful and profound apologies and underscore the role of empathy in this foundation. We also share how we apologize to each other and explain how apologizing brings connection and healing.

    • 49 min.
    Exploring Our Racial Biases

    Exploring Our Racial Biases

    In this episode, Mana Vermeulen-McLeod and I discuss witnessing our whiteness, white privilege, and how we should tackle racism as white people. We describe how racism is institutionalized in our society and share our experiences with racism and diversity. We underscore the need to teach children about racial prejudice and explain how racism is not going to die on its own. We also discuss how books can help us learn more about racism and prejudice.

    • 48 min.
    Practicing Self Care In Your Relationships

    Practicing Self Care In Your Relationships

    In today’s episode, Rainbow and I discuss the role of practicing self-care as individuals in a relationship. We share how our parents practiced self-care while we were growing up and how we, as parents ourselves, maintained our self-care activities while raising a young child. We explain how we prioritize and make time for self-care activities, especially during the pandemic.

    • 58 min.
    Men And Emotional Honesty

    Men And Emotional Honesty

    In today’s episode, I discuss the difficulty men experience when they share their emotional world in their relationships. I reveal the significance of emotional honesty in cultivating connection and intimacy in relationships. I explain why men avoid the topic of emotions and opening up to their partners and explain how a person should respond when someone shares their feelings, despite the difficulty of expressing them.

    • 36 min.

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