98 episodes

Turn the embers of a distant and lonely relationship into a blazing emotionally intimate connection.

Are you tired of conflict? Do you dream of a secure and peaceful relationship?

Welcome to Relationship Psych, The Podcast.

The goal is to teach you to create a strong and connected 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. Let's find out how to avoid relationship disaster and become relationship masters.

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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 204 Ratings

Turn the embers of a distant and lonely relationship into a blazing emotionally intimate connection.

Are you tired of conflict? Do you dream of a secure and peaceful relationship?

Welcome to Relationship Psych, The Podcast.

The goal is to teach you to create a strong and connected 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. Let's find out how to avoid relationship disaster and become relationship masters.

    100. What’s beneath the conflict with Figs O’Sullivan

    100. What’s beneath the conflict with Figs O’Sullivan

    If you are struggling with conflict in your relationship Figs provide insight into how couples get into fights, and how come it’s hard to get out of the conflict.



    Topics covered in the podcast:

    - Couples conflict

    - Changing from a me vs. you to us vs. the problem

    - Raw feelings that lie beneath the conflicts

    - Attachment

    - Wounds in relationships



    To learn more about Figs:

    www.Empathi.com



    Link for course: empathi.com/psych



    To get the course: Create an empathi.com account and visit  to redeem our flagship Conflict Solution course, free of charge





    This podcast is for informational purposes only.

    • 48 min
    99. New Parents & Partnership – Tips for Healthy a Relationship with Kara Hoppe

    99. New Parents & Partnership – Tips for Healthy a Relationship with Kara Hoppe

    Having a new bundle of joy is truly a delight for many, but it also comes with predicted and unexpected challenges. Between navigating feedings, sleep schedules, diaper changes and showering yourself, you are left to navigate the relationship with your new baby and your partner.



    In this podcast we discuss:

    ● Common challenges new parents face

    ● How come parenting issues can be so hot

    ● How to get in touch with your needs

    ● How to express your needs

    ● What attachment is

    ● Attachment Styles

    ● Secure Functioning

    ● Tips for connection with your partner



    Link to the book Baby Bomb https://www.karahoppe.com/the-book

    Link to Kara’s Website: https://www.karahoppe.com/

    Kara’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karahoppe/



    Link to ep 79: Attachment Styles and Building a Happy Relationship with Stan Tatkin https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/79-attachment-styles-and-building-a-happy/id1412479463?i=1000557392696



    About Kara Hoppe, MA, MFT: She is a psychotherapist, teacher, feminist, and mother. She has spent more than a decade as an inclusive therapist working with individuals and couples toward healing and growing, and toward becoming grounded, integrated people with better access to their own instincts, wisdom, and creativity. Hoppe also offers virtual retreats for parents and expectant couples, based on her book Baby Bomb: A Relationship Survival Guide for New Parents, a 2021 INDIES finalist. Her work has been featured in The Atlantic, Parents Magazine, Fatherly, and YourTango, among other publications. She lives with her husband and two children in Pioneertown, CA, and sees clients in private practice via telehealth.



    This podcast is for informational purposes only.

    • 53 min
    98. Fondness and Admiration: Secrets to Emotionally Intimate Relationships

    98. Fondness and Admiration: Secrets to Emotionally Intimate Relationships

    Have you ever thought, I want to feel

    · Liked

    · Loved

    · Respected

    · Cherished

    · Appreciated

    If you answered yes, you are wanting to strengthen or maintain your relationship fondness and admiration system. In Gottman and Silver’s 1999 book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work they outline one of the 7 pillars is the fondness and admiration system.

    In this podcast we cover:

    · What the fondness and admiration system is

    · Why the fondness and admiration system is so important

    · Why contempt isn’t helpful in relationships

    · How to strengthen your fondness and admiration system



    This podcast is for informational purposes only.

    • 11 min
    97. Attachment – The Anxious Avoidant Trap + How to Get Out of It with Nicole Walker

    97. Attachment – The Anxious Avoidant Trap + How to Get Out of It with Nicole Walker

    If you and your partner are struggling because one of you peruses connection and desires intimacy, but the other one of you pushes away and highly values autonomy, you might be falling into the anxious-avoidant trap.

    In this episode we talk about:
    · What the anxious-avoidant trap is
    · How to get out of the anxious-avoidant trap
    · What attachment is
    · What attachment styles are
    · Fears that underly different attachment styles
    · Examples of protest behaviors
    · How to start to change your patterns
    · How and why to advocate for your needs


    Where to find Nicole
    Website: https://renovateyourrelationships.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the practice of peace/
    Nicole’s attachment workbook: https://www.thepracticeofpeace.com/hey-instagram

    @renoyourrelationships
    Amber’s Free Guide: Attachment Styles 101 https://www.emberrelationshippsychology.com/attachment-styles-101


    This podcast is for informational purposes only.

    • 53 min
    96. 6 Steps for Healing After a Fight

    96. 6 Steps for Healing After a Fight

    I know how much it sucks to be distant from your partner, to walk on eggshells wondering if your next step is going to set off a landmine, feeling hurt frustrated abandoned overwhelmed and not sure how to repair. All couples are going to have fights and it's important to learn how to make things better after these fights happen.
    In this podcast, we talk about
    · Ways to increase the chances you will talk about your fight without fighting again
    · That you can both be right
    · Listening to the reasonable part of what your partner is saying
    · Managing triggers
    · Avoiding destructive communication
    · Apologising

    This podcast is for informational purposes only.

    • 8 min
    95. An Exploration of Non-monogamy and Open Relationships with Rachel Wright

    95. An Exploration of Non-monogamy and Open Relationships with Rachel Wright

    In this episode we discuss:
    - How Rachel came to understand her sexuality
    - Things to consider when looking for a therapist open to non-monogamy
    - Navigating feelings of jealousy, fomo and fear of doing something wrong
    - Tips to help with how to think about non-monogamy
    - Books suggested are The Ethical Slut and  Polysecure

    - Questions to Ask Yourself
    o In your past, have you ever felt romantic love for more than one person at the same time?
    o How do you define the word commitment?
    o What do I want in my romantic and or sexual life? Am I open to multiple romantic relationships? Am I open to multiple sexual relationships? Do I want those to overlap? If I want more than 1 partner, what degree of closeness and intimacy do I want in those relationships?
    o Have I ever felt the desire to explore a relationship more freely?
    o If you are in a romantic relationship, is your desire for other relationships coming from dissatisfaction or lack of happiness in your current relationship, or because you want the and, because you want to explore more?
    - The difference between being dissatisfied in a relationship and wanting to open your relationship, and wanting to open your relationship because you want more

    Rachel Wright Website: https://rachelwrightnyc.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewright_rachel/@thewright_rachel

    This episode is for informational purposes only.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
204 Ratings

204 Ratings

Emsaluk ,

Incredible podcast

I’m in a relationship for the first time in 6 years, and I’ve learned so much about common relationship challenges and self-regulation from this podcast. There are many relationship podcasts out there, but this one is hosted by a trained professional, not just a couple talking about themselves! I highly recommend this podcast for anyone in a relationship who is interested in building a strong foundation and finding common ground with their partner.

DrWyaFish ,

DrWyaFish

Super job Amber with your resourceful podcast helping couples develop better relationships!

orit.krug ,

Love Amber’s energy!

Amber is down to earth and shares powerful, relatable stories around relationship science that can otherwise be hard to understand. Just had my guest interview with her and she was wonderful to talk with!

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