9 episodes

Are you ready to find a love that lasts? Are you tired of conflict? Do you dream of a secure and peaceful relationships?

Welcome to Relationship Psych, The Podcast.

The goal it to teach you to create a strong and harmonious relationship, that withstands the test of time.
Each week I share stories, practical strategies, and have inspiring conversations with guests to help you get and keep the relationship you and your partner dream of. Lets find out how to avoid relationship disaster and become relationship masters.

Relationship Psych | Love | Marriage | Conflict | Psychology | Amber Dalsin

    • Relationships
    • 4.8, 179 Ratings

Are you ready to find a love that lasts? Are you tired of conflict? Do you dream of a secure and peaceful relationships?

Welcome to Relationship Psych, The Podcast.

The goal it to teach you to create a strong and harmonious relationship, that withstands the test of time.
Each week I share stories, practical strategies, and have inspiring conversations with guests to help you get and keep the relationship you and your partner dream of. Lets find out how to avoid relationship disaster and become relationship masters.

    9: My Partner Pulls Away Under Stress, HELP

    9: My Partner Pulls Away Under Stress, HELP

    My Partner Pulls Away and it HURTS. Help.

    How to deal with a partner that pulls away when they are under pressure.

    In this episode we are going to be discussing some over-generalizations about how men and women typically do conflict and deal with emotions. Surely this is not the case of all women and all men, and in same sex couples it may look a little bit different, but some patterns will also be the same. Most of the literature comes from research on heterosexual couples.

    For more relationship advice check out The Canadian Centre for Psychology and Relationship Resources, CCPRR.ca, where relationship advice is a simple click away.

    This podcast is not meant to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure mental health or relational issues. For Treatment, talk a mental health or relationship professional in your area for advice specific to your relationship.

    • 12 min
    8: How to Whisper SWEET NOTHINGS

    8: How to Whisper SWEET NOTHINGS

    How to say simple words to make your partner blush.

    In Gary Chapman’s book, 5 love languages he talked about the language words of affirmation. You use words to encourage, affirm, and appreciate. While this comes naturally to some, I have watched many couples struggle to find the words that connect to their partners hearts and ears.

    The whisper of a sweet nothing is just a few words that expresses how you feel, or what your partner means to you. You don’t need to be a poet to craft the right thing to say. Simply expressing your heart is the language of the soul.

    This episode was inspired as I watched Season 3 Episode of The Medici. The show depicts the love story of Lorenzo and Clarice. It’s far from a your typical perfect romance, but there is a quiet love that resonates through the show.

    It made me think we do not need to wait until our loved ones are ill to whisper words of love, adoration or kindness. We can do it day in and day out, so if they were to ever fall ill, they would already know our true love and appreciation for them.

    How do you speak sweet nothings?

    1. Speak your truth

    2. Take small steps that feel comfortable

    3. Use compliments

    4. Share memories

    If this feels hard, check out the guide Rose Colored Glasses. Each week there is a prompt followed by a place for reflection to share a memory or concept. You could use this as a way to share with your partner how you feel, to share the sweet nothings.

    This podcast is not meant to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any medical, mental health or relational problem. Check with your treatment provider to see if the advice is for you.

    • 8 min
    7: How To Create EMOTIONAL INTIMACY With Your Partner

    7: How To Create EMOTIONAL INTIMACY With Your Partner

    The secrets every woman wants to know.

    After doing couples therapy with hundreds of couples, I routinely encounter similar problems as I assess couples. It takes different forms, but sounds like this “I can’t get my partner to open up,” “I wish we were closer,” “we don’t have intimacy,” “my partner doesn’t talk,” and many more comments indicating that emotional connection is lacking.

    In this episode we discuss the TV and Book Series Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. We look at the scene in season 1 episode 7 The Wedding, where they need to consummate their marriage.

    In this episode we discuss:

    How questions get your partner to open up

    How to create emotional connection

    How to pick the right time to talk to your partner

    How to talk your partner will listen

    For more on questioning and getting your partner to open up, check out the blog Use Questions to Create Emotional Intimacy with Your Partner.

    If you want questions, check out our Game Questions Uniting Couples, where couples can get to know each other’s inner world while enjoying a competitive spirit.

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    This podcast, is not meant to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any medical, mental or relational problem. Check with your health or relationship therapist before making changes. 

    • 11 min
    6: Stay in LOVE Through Lock-Down

    6: Stay in LOVE Through Lock-Down

    5 Conversations to remedy stay-at-home order fueled problems. 

    "I thought love would be my cure, but now it's my disease." – Alicia Keyes, "Love Is My Disease". Don’t let this quote speak the truth for you.

    Spending 24/7 with someone you adore can make even the greatest love turn to frustration. Learn how to transform irritations into productive conversations, so you can look at your partner with adoration in your eyes.

    Do your best to make these conversations positive and productive. Stay away from pointing out what is wrong, blaming, criticizing, taking shots, defending, or withdrawing. Work to state your wishes and dreams as positive needs, not what you do not want.

    Positive need: “I wish we could spend an hour together each day.”

    Pointing out what is wrong is: “We don’t spend enough time together.”

    In this podcast we discuss 5 conversations

    1. Alone vs. Together Time

    2. Rituals of Connection

    3. Expressing Appreciation

    4. Household Tasks

    5. Date Night

    Check out our Guide to Stay in LOVE Through Lock-Down, on sale until June 1, 2020. https://www.ccprr.ca/shop-relationship-resources/guide-to-stay-in-love-through-lock-down



    This podcast is not meant to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any medical, mental health, or relationship problem. Check with your health care provider before making changes. 

    • 12 min
    5: 4 Doomed Communication Patterns

    5: 4 Doomed Communication Patterns

    Stop doing these now, if you want your relationship to last.

    John Gottman terms these four patterns in a relationship, the four horsemen of the apocalypse because they are so bad for relationships. Even the masters of relationships do them from time to time, but the key is catching it quickly and making relationship repairs.

    The 4 horsemen of the apocalypse are

    1. Criticism

    2. Defensiveness

    3. Stonewalling

    4. Contempt

    This podcast is not meant to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any medical or mental health condition. Check with your health care provider before making changes.

    • 10 min
    4: 6 Tips to Help Your Partner Through Cabin Fever

    4: 6 Tips to Help Your Partner Through Cabin Fever

    If self-isolation is hitting your partner's mood hard, here are some simple steps you can take. 

    From feeling useless to action you can take.

    Here are 6 things couples can do to fight the dark days of cabin fever together.

    This episode had been adapted from the Blog on Depression at the Canadian Centre for Psychology and Relationship Resources. You can check out the blog here https://www.ccprr.ca/blog/6-tips-to-help-your-partner-through-depression

    Quarantine

    Low mood

    Depression

    physical distancing

    Social distancing 

    This podcast is not meant to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any medical or mental illness. Check with your health care provider before making changes. 

    • 10 min

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