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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
    • 4.7 • 187 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

    Male Depression & Emotional Inexpressiveness

    Male Depression & Emotional Inexpressiveness

    Often men keep from being vulnerable by being vague, especially about feelings. Feelings are avoided because they are confusing or hard to identify. Men often aren't encouraged to talk about their feelings. In fact, they're sometimes discouraged from doing so. Additionally, men often tend to shy away from vulnerable conversations. This cultural expectation can easily make things more difficult for men in relationships.

    • 47 min
    Understanding The Relationships Between Top Dogs & People-pleasers

    Understanding The Relationships Between Top Dogs & People-pleasers

    This is an ordinary relationship pattern and it offers a real opportunity for both people to grow & improve who they are. People-pleasers of course go along to get along, they are helpful & kind & often neglect their own needs. A Top Dog goes after their own wants with clarity & drive, and they can neglect others before they will neglect themselves. Opposites attract is exactly why this is a pattern that can be observed in so many relationships.

    • 18 min
    People-pleasing In Relationships & What To Do About It

    People-pleasing In Relationships & What To Do About It

    People-pleasing is all about being heavily lopsided in pleasing others as a way of gaining their approval & maintaining relationships. People-pleasing is of course on a continuum, at work in a subordinate role & to fit in socially it is very useful. Less useful are those people-pleasers who end up erasing their authentic self in relationships. People-pleasers have to learn to make conflict & disagreement bearable because this is normal. Stop & consider that conflict increases intimacy & your relationships will be less superficial.

    • 49 min
    Sex & Sexual Desire in Long Term Relationships

    Sex & Sexual Desire in Long Term Relationships

    Sexuality is a complex, crucial activity. Only on television where couples reach maximum orgasm easily. Our interest in sex naturally ebbs and flows over the course of a long- term relationship as we age or deal with life changes— It’s important to keep in mind that researchers have reliably found that individuals who accept these fluctuations as normal and natural are more sexually satisfied when they hit a bump.

    • 51 min
    MANIPULATION IN ALL IT'S COMPLEXITY

    MANIPULATION IN ALL IT'S COMPLEXITY

    Everybody manipulates to get what they want, even 3 year olds. Manipulation is part of our defense system. Manipulation are ways to win, to have power & control. There are caring & acceptable ways in trying to win games or a politician trying to win votes. Negative manipulations are all about avoiding vulnerablity & having power over others to win. There is always a choice to manipulate with caring or fighting dirty.

    • 52 min
    Individualism Hurts The US in Relationships

    Individualism Hurts The US in Relationships

    Great relationships start with your relationship to yourself. You will be harsh with others if you are harsh with yourself. There are three parts to every relationship. There is you, your partner & the US. Learning to sacrifice in order to take care of the US is something that is not talked about enough in relationships. Individualism needs to be balanced by recognizing what's good for the US.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

hicham oujda ,

Awesome podcast

I just listened to a few episodes and say that I’m already hooked, I love the fact and statistics
I have been listening to dad edge podcast and this will definitely complement I have learned from Larry at dad edge podcast
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Sherona21 ,

Life changing

Just found this podcast a few days ago and I was given some life changing perspective that I would have never thought of myself. This podcast really opens up the vault on the reasons we have disagreements in relationships and how to counteract it. Me and my husband have been married for 6 year, thing were not terrible between us but we could use some pointers on staying healthy. Respect is so important in relationship and she explains why it is so crucial to never lose it.❤️

Gettyosas ,

Wonder confirmation of my asks from my spouse

My mother Inlaw see it her right to abuse me verbally every time she does not things from her son. Her family says accept her that way she is elderly. Her son says he would rather divorce than to relocate her. Never stop her in her tirades that could be from 1-4 hours of verbal abuse. He is definitely a man baby. Am not is priority. He is still with his mom and family. And when I finally snapped after 3.5 years. I am the bad wife!😢

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