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Welcome to the Potential State Podcast with Dr. Assael and Galit Romanelli. Here we will explore different ways to enrich your relationship with yourself and others through psychology, psychotherapy, improvisation, spontaneity, art, communication skills, NLP, and more. In every talk, we share experiences, thoughts, realizations, and learnings from our marriage as well as from Assael's work as a therapist, trainer, and performer. Come join us to enrich your relationships today.

The Potential State Podcast - Enriching Relationships Dr. Assael and Galit Romanelli

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Welcome to the Potential State Podcast with Dr. Assael and Galit Romanelli. Here we will explore different ways to enrich your relationship with yourself and others through psychology, psychotherapy, improvisation, spontaneity, art, communication skills, NLP, and more. In every talk, we share experiences, thoughts, realizations, and learnings from our marriage as well as from Assael's work as a therapist, trainer, and performer. Come join us to enrich your relationships today.

    How to stay hungry after a decade together?

    How to stay hungry after a decade together?

    The 'lost' years of a couple's life occur after about 7-10 years: kids, mortgage, school, aging parents, careers, bills, chores, marriage is stable, annoying in-laws, holidays, boredom, fatigue, routine...

    For most couples these years tend to feel 'comfortably numb' and are sometimes disrupted with a rude awakening in the form of an affair, medical or family drama. These naturally latent years sometimes lead couples to think that they lost their spark and occasionally choose to divorce due to unfamiliarity with the unavoidable dynamics of this stage in life.

    Yet these somewhat lethargic years need not be lost!

    In this talk with Dr. Micha Belzer, a couple and family therapist, we discuss the uncomfortable truths about this life cycle stage and what steps can be taken in order to keep the couple hungry, playful, foolish, growing and engaged.
    Examples are given from my work with couples in that cohort.
    Practical tips are shared to help prevent these years from becoming dormant.

    Click here to join our mailing list and get free resources on enriching relationships every month to your inbox.

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    • 45 min
    The Art of Relational Crying

    The Art of Relational Crying

    "I know all there is to know about the crying game..." Boy George

    Crying is a natural and organic way to express and release emotions.

    Yet crying in relationship is not always easy: Some of us cry very often (over-crying) and some of us find it hard to cry at all (blocked cryers).
    Both of these extremes have advantages and disadvantages, and both don't facilitate a healthy expression of feeling in relationships.

    In this talk, we unpack why and how partners avoid or over-emphasize crying in their intimate relationship through examples from our marriage and the clinic.
    Practical tips will help you learn the art of relational crying today.

    Click here to join our mailing list and get free resources on enriching relationships every month to your inbox.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/the-other-side-relationships
    http://podcast.potentialstate.com/
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    • 13 min
    Dare to Want... In Your Relationships

    Dare to Want... In Your Relationships

    "If I can't see your selfishness, I can't believe your generosity." Betty Martin

    Many of us  have a problem expressing our desires and wants in our intimate relationships.
    Why?
    For men, this can stem from psychological patriarchy that deems wanting, vulnerability or need as something negative.
    For others, not wanting protects us from rejection or ridicule.

    But if we don't express our wants, then we become bitter, and lonely. Over time, our partner will begin to assume we don't want anything, and that we're always content- which makes us less interesting. The result? Our needs are not seen or met.

    The solution?
    Daring to voice our desires!

    In this talk we share the different reasons why partners avoid sharing, and the costs of such elusion, through examples from our life and the clinic.
    Practical tips will help you bravely articulate your desires  in your relationship.

    Click here to join our mailing list and get free resources on enriching relationships every month to your inbox.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/the-other-side-relationships
    http://podcast.potentialstate.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/c/ThePotentialState
    https://www.facebook.com/ThePotentialState
    https://twitter.com/assael
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    • 11 min
    How to deal with a drama queen?

    How to deal with a drama queen?

    Next to every drama queen (and king) there is an audience.

    • 6 min
    The Most Stable Dyad is a... Triad

    The Most Stable Dyad is a... Triad

    Most of us think that two is the most stable number in relationships.
    But every dyad needs a third to stabilize it.
    The process of including a third in a dyad is called triangulation.
    Triangulation is a natural and unavoidable dynamic that occurs in every relationship.

    The problems begin with the triangulation is fixed and rigid. It creates a 'lose-lose' dynamic that prevents all three members from raising differentiation and deepening their relationships.

    In this talk, we discuss the phenomenon of triangulation in intimate relationships through examples of our own marriage and from the clinic.
    Practical tips will help you lower triangulation in your intimate relationships today.

    For registration and more details on our upcoming webinar exploring the relational power dynamic in relationships - click here!

    Click here to join our mailing list and get free resources on enriching relationships every week to your inbox.

    Click here for more information on our upcoming online couples workshop.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/the-other-side-relationships
    http://podcast.potentialstate.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/c/ThePotentialState
    https://www.facebook.com/ThePotentialState
    https://twitter.com/assael
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    • 9 min
    What is your emotional range? Are you surviving or living?

    What is your emotional range? Are you surviving or living?

    Dare to step out of the 4 to 6 survival mode.

    • 10 min

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Insightful, impactful and authentic!

Many thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience around the human story and the alchemy of relationships. Your wisdom has helped me be a better clinician, partner, parent and person. Love this podcast. Much gratitude!

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