Neil Sattin interviews John Gottman, Sue Johnson, Harville Hendrix, Peter Levine, Stan Tatkin, Dick Schwartz, Katherine Woodward Thomas, Diana Richardson, Terry Real, Wendy Maltz - and many others - in his quest to dig deep into all the factors that keep a Relationship Alive and Thriving! Each week Neil brings you an in-depth interview with a relationship expert. Neil is an author and relationship coach who is enthusiastic and passionate about relationships and the nuts and bolts of what makes them last. You can find out more about Neil Sattin and the Relationship Alive podcast at http://www.neilsattin.com
The Path from an Insecure Attachment Style to a Healthy Relationship
If you have an insecure attachment style (or your partner does - or both of you do) - can you have a healthy relationship? And how do you know if an issue that comes up is something that you'll actually be able to fix? Avoidant, anxious, island, wave - or secure - sure, it's helpful to be able to identify your attachment style - but what can you actually do about the unhealthy patterns that arise? Today we're going to talk about how to get out of an unhealthy dynamic into something more positive.
How to Get Honest with Yourself
Have you ever gone through a major life change, and then, in retrospect, wondered how you could have possibly been living the way you were living? Everything seemed so great at the time, right? But when the spell is broken - suddenly everything looks different. Hindsight is 20/20 - and one of life's biggest challenges is to see things accurately as they're happening. In today's episode you'll get strategies to get past how you *wish* things were - to see things as they actually are.
How to Not Die Alone - Using Science to Crack the Code of Modern Dating - with Logan Ury
Modern dating can be so challenging. Simply finding good people is challenging. Knowing how to take a relationship to the next level, when to commit, or when to get out of a relationship so that you can find something better - that’s challenging! Today we’re going to focus on how to use behavioral science to make better choices and break old patterns as you navigate the world of modern love. Our guest is Logan Ury, author of “How to Not Die Alone: The Surprising Science that Will Help You Find Love”
A Practical Approach for Big Changes
When you want to shift something in your life, the scale of the change can seem daunting. So how do you get from point A to point B (or...point Z) in a way that's actually doable - and sustainable? It can be tempting to take drastic actions to make big changes - but you might sabotage your changes by falling into old habits. Today we'll talk about how to create positive changes in your relationship, or something else in your life, in a way that's practical, and relatively easy no matter how big the change.
Ultimatums - The Good and The Bad
Are ultimatums ever a good idea? If so - when? If not, what can you do instead? What should you do if you receive an ultimatum from your partner? And how do you undo the damage that an ultimatum can do to a relationship? In this episode, we're going to cover all the ins and outs of what to do when you come up against a dealbreaker in your relationship, and how to handle your last-ditch attempts to get things back on track.
Using Creativity for Emotional Alchemy - plus a song!
When emotions are stuck within you - how can you use your creativity to get things moving? Sometimes the muse within you is a quiet whisper - other times screaming for your attention. Today we'll talk about how to find the voice - and what to do once you have. And, towards the end, I'll share a song with you that arrived after recording my last episode, on the process of going through a breakup and grieving. (song is at 19:20)
A new favorite!
Relationship Alive has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts! I appreciate the variety of episodes, the super practical takeaways, and Neil's sincere humility to give all this amazing knowledge to the listeners for free.
Can I say Phil Donahue
Excellent episode about Making Marriage Last. The chemistry between Marlo and Phil after all these years was palpable. Such wisdom and insight. I will listen to this episode again.
Let’s Dig Deep
I have mentioned your podcast several times on my podcast Living Connected - NVC
I have taken so many notes on each episode. I find the things you say are so real and honest and true. Keep up the hard work. I feel your grief and you are not alone. I will continue sharing your podcast. You are that good!! I have learned and Evolved in so many ways Bc of you. Thank you. 🥰❤️