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Relationships matter. Do you want to know the nitty gritty of what makes a relationship work? Get your answers to relationship questions. Learn how to keep respect alive & well, because lack of respect is why people get divorced.  Learn what builds trust & how to recover from infidelity, drama or codependency. Advice from psychotherapist Rhoda Sommer based on over 35 years of working with couples. www.therapyideas.net

What Healthy Couples Know That You Don't Rhoda Sommer on Relationships

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 161 Ratings

Relationships matter. Do you want to know the nitty gritty of what makes a relationship work? Get your answers to relationship questions. Learn how to keep respect alive & well, because lack of respect is why people get divorced.  Learn what builds trust & how to recover from infidelity, drama or codependency. Advice from psychotherapist Rhoda Sommer based on over 35 years of working with couples. www.therapyideas.net

    Healthy Self-Esteem Is Critical For Healthy Relationships

    Healthy Self-Esteem Is Critical For Healthy Relationships

    Many relationships begin because one person is grabbing onto someone else to feel ok. Everybody wants to be loved, but the solution to this, is the age old wisdom that you have to love yourself first. Taking responsibility for our own choices & learning to accept both the good & the bad within all of us is key to self-esteem.

    • 17 min
    WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MAKE YOUR RELATIONSHIP BETTER?

    WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MAKE YOUR RELATIONSHIP BETTER?

    So often in relationships we are quick to focus our unhappiness on our partner. It’s their fault things don’t get better, right? It’s way too easy to blame others & not look at ourselves. This episode takes a look at what YOU can do, whether or not your partner is interested in improvements.

    • 49 min
    Silent Resentments & Unasked Questions Are Engines of Unhappiness

    Silent Resentments & Unasked Questions Are Engines of Unhappiness

    Dig down underneath the resentments to communicate or begin the dead-end path to bitterness. Everybody has a choice about which direction to go in. We avoid the “risk” of asking real questions, so we can stay in the safe zone of not dealing with someone else. Authentic conversation requires real effort in real life.

    • 21 min
    Trauma Affects Relationships

    Trauma Affects Relationships

    Trauma deeply challenges our sense of safety and security in the world, which often has an impact on relationships. It’s natural for those who have suffered trauma to feel that building close relationships is frightening because they don’t want to experience more hurt. Someone who is coping with trauma may feel disconnected from themselves as well as their partner.

    • 40 min
    Responding Instead of Reacting When Communicating

    Responding Instead of Reacting When Communicating

    Responding is harder to do because it is more complicated than just defensively reacting. Respecting your partner is all about responding & reacting is only all about you. This episode will help you think about how to  improve responding to your partner. 

    • 19 min
    Erectile Dysfunction & Male Sexual Avoidance

    Erectile Dysfunction & Male Sexual Avoidance

    Erectile Dysfunction impacts relationships & couples don’t know how to talk about it & don’t have enough information about it, so this episode is all about correcting this problem. The Cleveland Clinic reports 1 in 10 men will experience ED in their lifetime & only 25% of men with ED receive treatment.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

jamesk201 ,

Please I need advice

I just discovered through the help of a pro tech guy @ blonde_hacker_ on Instagram, that my wife has been cheating on me , he helped me gained access to her phone without her knowing and now , I discovered she has been having sex with someone else, please what do I do?

xnfmly ,

Real information for healthy relationships

The topics covered are vital to healthy relationships with self and others. This is a podcast for people who are committed to personal development and who want to show up better in their relationships.

Captain glitter and gleam ,

Very straight, but very good information

This podcast is short, informative, and not sugarcoated. I appreciate the information provided as well as the challenges to the listener. I find it extremely heteronormative, sometimes to the point that it conforms to stereotypes of male and female and reduces them to hetero-typical caricatures. But, even so, the advice given is overall very useful and important.

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