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Reimagining Love with Dr. Alexandra Solomon is your destination for profound, enlightening discussions about love, family, intimacy, and everything in between—a podcast that gives us the opportunity to reimagine ourselves, our relationships, and our world. Hosted by renowned clinical psychologist, professor, and award-winning author Dr. Alexandra Solomon, featuring conversations with notable guests from the worlds of therapy, academia, and pop-culture.
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Reimagining Love Dr. Alexandra Solomon

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 79 Ratings

Reimagining Love with Dr. Alexandra Solomon is your destination for profound, enlightening discussions about love, family, intimacy, and everything in between—a podcast that gives us the opportunity to reimagine ourselves, our relationships, and our world. Hosted by renowned clinical psychologist, professor, and award-winning author Dr. Alexandra Solomon, featuring conversations with notable guests from the worlds of therapy, academia, and pop-culture.
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    Love Stories: Unconditional Love with Moe Ari & Sandra Brown

    Love Stories: Unconditional Love with Moe Ari & Sandra Brown

    In this first “Love Stories” episode, Dr. Solomon sits down in the studio with Moe Ari and his mother, Sandra Brown. Originally assigned female at birth, Moe has used his own gender transition story to help many others discover their authentic voice and navigate the difficult journey of alignment, as a therapist and mindset coach. Moe and Sandra discuss their respective experiences of Moe’s transition, sharing the moments of realization, layers of grief, and unconditional love that allowed them to deepen their relationship through this major transformation.
    Subscribe to the newsletter:
    https://dralexandrasolomon.com/subscribe/
    Moe’s website:
    https://theemoeari.com/moeari
    Moe’s Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/loveoutproud/?hl=en
     
    Additional resources:
    Moe Ari on the Mark Groves Podcast
    The Gift of Gender Authenticity | Jean Malpas TEDx Talk
    Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project



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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Getting Your Needs Met: Relationship Boundaries with Shadeen Francis

    Getting Your Needs Met: Relationship Boundaries with Shadeen Francis

    Therapist Shadeen Francis joins Dr. Solomon to respond to a listener who is interested in opening up her marriage, but is facing resistance from her partner. They use this question as a springboard to explore the topic of disclosed non-monogamy, unmet needs, mental health and communication in a long-term partnership.
    Shadeen’s Website:
    https://shadeenfrancis.com/
    Shadeen’s Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/shadeenfrancis/
    Terry Real's book, "I Don't Want to Talk About It":
    https://terryreal.com/product/i-dont-want-to-talk-about-it/

    Learn more about the topics covered in this episode:
    The Flexibility of Female Sexuality with Wednesday Martin (The Psychology Podcast)
    Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma, and Consensual Nonmonogamy (Jessica Fern)
    Relationship Bill of Rights (Eve Rickert and Franklin Veaux)

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    • 49 min
    Dating & Dealbreakers: Lessons from Reality TV with Nick Viall

    Dating & Dealbreakers: Lessons from Reality TV with Nick Viall

    Nick Viall starred on the 21st season of ABC’s The Bachelor and hosts the popular podcast The Viall Files, where he discusses all things Bachelor Nation. On this episode, Dr. Solomon chats with Nick about the national conversations that The Bachelor franchise spurs about relationships, gender, and dating, and how these conversations can be both productive and divisive. Nick shares experiences and tools from his own relationship and helps Dr. Solomon answer a listener question about defensiveness. (CW: brief mention of sexual harassment & abuse)
    Dr. Alexandra Solomon: A Clinical Look at the Break-Up of Katie & Greg (The Viall Files):
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dr-alexandra-solomon-a-clinical-look-at-the-break/id1448210981?i=1000531152178
    Breaking Down Marriage 101 with Dr. Alexandra Solomon (The Viall Files):
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-down-marriage-101-with-dr-alexandra-solomon/id1448210981?i=1000505891430
    Nick's Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/nickviall/

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    • 49 min
    Difference as a Bridge: Cross-Cultural Love with Dr. Adia Gooden

    Difference as a Bridge: Cross-Cultural Love with Dr. Adia Gooden

    Dr. Solomon is joined by guest expert Dr. Adia Gooden for an in-depth discussion about loving across a cultural difference. Together they answer a listener question and then broaden out to discuss racial, ethnic, religious, and political differences in intimate partnerships. Dr. Solomon and Dr. Gooden validate the challenges these couples will likely face while also highlighting the beautiful possibilities for growth, richness, and respect between two individuals with different origin stories. This episode also explores the ways that cross-cultural relationships have the potential to send positive reverberations through families, communities, and beyond.
    Dr. Adia Gooden’s website:
    https://dradiagooden.com/
    Pew: Intermarriage in the U.S. 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia:
    https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2017/05/18/intermarriage-in-the-u-s-50-years-after-loving-v-virginia/
    Pew: Interfaith marriage is common in U.S., particularly among the recently wed:
    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/06/02/interfaith-marriage/
    Pew: Shared religious beliefs in marriage important to some, but not all, married Americans:
    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/10/27/shared-religious-beliefs-in-marriage-important-to-some-but-not-all-married-americans/

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    • 43 min
    Inviting a Reluctant Partner Into Relationship Work

    Inviting a Reluctant Partner Into Relationship Work

    When one partner is ready and committed to doing the deep emotional work of improving a relationship, and the other partner is not quite there yet, it can feel like a difference that is impossible to bridge. In this solo episode, Dr. Solomon explores “Relational Self-Awareness Discrepancies,” sharing tools and ideas that couples can use to generate empathy and move to a place of understanding and growth when faced with this common issue.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Dr. Gabor Mate: https://drgabormate.com/
    Dr. Sue Johnson: https://drsuejohnson.com/

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    • 45 min
    Loving Through Crisis: How We Reconnect with Esther Perel

    Loving Through Crisis: How We Reconnect with Esther Perel

    How do we reconnect with our loved ones, and ourselves, during times of global crisis? On this episode, Dr. Solomon is joined by renowned psychotherapist and author Esther Perel to puzzle through this pressing question. You may recognize Esther’s voice from her celebrated TED talks, which have garnered more than 30 million views. Her bestselling books delve into topics of desire, infidelity, and sustaining mystery and excitement in long-term relationships. Together, Esther and Alexandra address a nuanced listener question about whether to move forward with a relationship that has fallen flat during the COVID-19 lockdown. They also share information about Esther’s upcoming conference, Sessions Live, which is dedicated to therapists, coaches, and other professionals who help people navigate the complexities of modern relationships. Reimagining Love listeners can get a discount on their Sessions Live ticket by using the code “reimagininglove” at checkout: https://sessions.estherperel.com/sessions-live-2021
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Terry Real:
    https://terryreal.com/
    UCSF burnout study:
    https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2021/04/420231/frontline-health-workers-across-us-faced-unique-stressors-during-covid-19
    The Wild Edge of Sorrow by Francis Weller:
    https://bookshop.org/books/the-wild-edge-of-sorrow-rituals-of-renewal-and-the-sacred-work-of-grief/9781583949764
    Adam Grant on Languishing
    https://www.ted.com/talks/adam_grant_how_to_stop_languishing_and_start_finding_flow
    Lisa Fortuna:
    https://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm/profile/lisa-fortuna/
    Rachel Botsman:
    https://rachelbotsman.com/

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Onelovefirst ,

So supportive!

This is the first episode I listened to on this podcast and found it extremely supportive. She is extremely easy to listen to and I’m excited to learn more! Thank you for all your service!

coreyc90 ,

She’s the best

Dr. Solomon‘s work has changed my life. I am thrilled that she has a podcast of her own now! I love her series the mind app and her books are amazing.I’m so happy for this podcast! I know it will be a wealth of resources for so many. I can’t wait to listen each week.

bbecca1912 ,

Practical & Insightful

I am a huge fan of Dr. Solomon and own her books as well as follow her on Instagram. I am so excited that she is sharing her expertise via this platform as well.

The first episode was full of insightful, practical tidbits.

I can’t wait for more info episodes!

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