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
Emotionally Unavailable Men/People In Relationships
Emotionally unavailable men are something many partners experience. I think the greatest pain about this problem is that it leaves both people in a relationship feeling even lonelier. Today’s episode is to help us understand this dynamic & move towards solutions instead of giving up. Relationships can survive difficulties when there is a more balanced understanding instead of blame. Certainly women can also be emotionally unavailable.
Self Confrontation Will Improve ALL Your Relationships
Self-confrontation is a rare commodity in human beings. It’s really hard to look honestly at yourself. Digesting hard truths about yourself is no easy task. We are all so good at telling ourselves it’s ok when it’s not. We justify why we did something, we make it ok, we make excuses for ourselves. Facing a harsh truth about yourself, makes you feel bad & that’s the point, the discomfort helps you to decide “I’m not doing that again."
What Gay Couples Have to Teach Us About Monogamy & Open Relationships
Gay couples have insights to offer all couples. Interview with Michael Dale Kimmel author of The Gay Man’s Guide to Open and Monogamous Marriage. He offers important ideas like what is the intention of your marriage? to have fun, share great sex, deepen an emotional connection or to stay together for life? He also invites you to consider emotional monogamy if you are in an open relationship.
Manipulators & Being Manipulated In Relationships
When you've been in a relationship with a disturbed manipulative person, regardless of where they are on the spectrum, you get into a real habit of looking outward far too much. All of your attention and energy is focused on what are they going to do next? How are they going to react if I say, or do this? You train yourself to look outside of yourself where you have no power or control. You have to learn how to build security within & invest in yourself instead.
DIVORCE PREVENTION 101
Divorce is letting the obstacles pile up to create a grand canyon of distance. Nobody lives in a paradise of love & agreement. If they do it’s still the beginnings or it’s a false reality where one person is swallowing too much or withholding who they really are. Loving enjoyment of each other combined with disagreement or conflict are both natural, ordinary patterns of being together.
Attachment Theory & Relationships
Attachment theory is important because it's going to help you to understand your own relationships. Information is power and recognizing yourself in one of these attachment styles could really improve your future. If your parenting was unpredictable in childhood you might develop into an anxious attacher. If you were ignored early in life you become an avoider because they learned they have to depend on themselves. Interview with Annie Chen.
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Rhoda, host of the What Healthy Couples Know That You Don't podcast, highlight all aspects of relationships, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
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I have worked with transitioning veterans in higher education for 15 years and am a veteran myself. After going through a divorce and seeing all the problems my students were facing with relationships I began really researching this topic. Rhoda's advice is priceless and my wife and I refer to it all the time. I have finally built a couples enrichment course and often refer clients to this podcast. Take a listen you will get a lot out of it.
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She has fabulous guests! I wish they could talk longer. The host has great insight, as well. I wish she had the show better produced because the sound isn’t fabulous.