Here we talk relationship anxiety, ROCD, and upgrading love partnerships-- how to go from DOUBTING your relationship to LOVING it and gushing about your man.
10. The Truth about Independence with Mollie Birney, MA
A common theme with relationship anxiety is the fierce struggle for reconciliation between wanting to be independent and dependent. Tune in with my friend Mollie Birney, a clinical coach with an eye for mental health, as we dive into the truth about peoples' relationships to independence and how it can be a trauma response that blocks us from experiencing intimacy and connection.
9. How to Stop Being Controlling With Your Partner
You’re not attracted to a partner you control — and controlling behavior is a common way to avoid feeling “out of control.” However, it’s a huge contributor to feelings of dissatisfaction and disgust in relationship and ROCD. In this episode, I cover how to identify when we’re stepping into controlling behaviors, how to have compassion for ourselves when this happens, why this doesn’t serve you or the partnership, and what to do instead.
8. So you fell out of love
In a culture of cancellation that tells you to leave when you're not feeling it, the perspective to stay and do a deep dive into yourself instead of dropping out of the relationship, may be a controversial one. In this episode we normalize falling out of love, while also giving you 10 steps to restore your faith in the partnership.
7. What an actual ROCD "Breakthrough" looks like!
In this episode, I interview one of my incredible coaching and meditation clients, Shannon, who came to me struggling with Relationship OCD/Relationship Anxiety. She shares what her awakening process looked like without the fluff, and the new wisdom she has acquired. She also gives warm encouragement and suggestions for those who are in the swamp of ROCD right now. You can find the video up on my Youtube channel.
6. Ever worry you're a narcissist?
One of my biggest fears in the past was that I'd be perceived as a narcissist. I resorted to frequent people-pleasing so people could think I was "good" in order to try and prevent this. Problem is, it led me to being more resentful and self-centered anyway around people I loved (including my partner). People tell you "if you worry you're a narcissist, you aren't one" but there's more to it than that. If you ever worry you're a narcissist and would like to get relief, this episode is for you!
5. When people say "Maybe you should leave"
When I was in the thick of Relationship Anxiety, comments like:
"maybe you should leave"
"maybe he's just not the right person for you"
"you're young, maybe you just need to explore"
were enough to send me into a gut-wrenching spiral of anxiety. In this episode, I get to the root of why this is so painful and also how you can respond.
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Love this podcast + topic!
As a fellow Relationship Anxiety warrior, this podcast resonates so much with me! Natalie does a great job outlining the many triggers behind RA/ROCD and diving deep into how to overcome them. It’s really refreshing to hear the vulnerability shared and I’ve enjoyed/learned from every episode so far! Thank you Natalie!
Real, raw and fantastic!
I’ve really enjoyed Natalie’s perspectives on a lot of common relationship tropes. She has a mindset that is committed to succeeding with a suitable partner. There’s a lot of bad advice being given out there so it’s great to hear such a unique and refreshing perspective. It’s amazing how anxiety can pour itself into all aspects of our lives, including relationships.