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Turn the embers of a distant and lonely relationship into a blazing emotionally intimate connection.Are you tired of conflict? Do you dream of a secure and peaceful relationship?Welcome to Relationship Psych, The Podcast. The goal is to teach you to create a strong and connected relationship, that w… read more

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90. Why Couples Fight

September 20th, 2022


When couples are fighting, they say things like:

I would like to feel more connected to my partner
I want to feel understood by my partner
I’m …

89. Emotional Intimacy with Dr. Wyatt Fisher

September 6th, 2022


Do you want a deeper connection with your partner? Maybe your relationship started out with a close emotionally intimate connection, or maybe you’ve …

88. Building Meaningful Relationships with Tamara Henningham

August 23rd, 2022


If you’ve wanted to build a deeper connection in your relationship, feel safe with your partner, and repair past hurts, this is the podcast for you.

In this episode we discuss:

· How to prevent damaging your …

87. 6 Signs You’re Compatible with Your Partner

August 9th, 2022


If you’re in a romantic relationship and found yourself wondering “are we compatible?”, “is love enough?”, or “what if we don’t have chemistry?”, this episode will help you understand the difference between …

86. When Pornography Becomes a Problem with Wendy Maltz

July 19th, 2022


Have you ever wondered “why would my partner rather watch porn than be with me?”, or maybe you’ve started to think your pornography use is becoming …

85. How to have deeper conversations with your spouse

July 5th, 2022


What to do to feel closer, have a deeper connection and have conversations that can go on for hours.

FREE GUIDE the Emotional Intimacy Cheat Sheet

This is a conversation guide with 36 questions designed to help you and …

84. 6 Common Relationship Problems with Isabella Gondek

June 21st, 2022


In this podcast we cover the top 6 reasons relationships fall apart. Listen up to gain insight on what to watch out for and repair so you can keep your relationship healthy and connected.

In this episode we cover:

· …

83. 2 Common Communication Struggles

June 7th, 2022


If you’re like me, you probably went to school for 12 years, but never learned a key skill for connection and belonging – communication.

Many of my …

82. How to Have Connecting Conversations with Dr. Jessica Higgins

May 24th, 2022


In this powerful episode, we cover communication strategies to help you connect with the person you love when you’re hurt, how to avoid criticism, …

81. Betrayal Trauma with Liz Lacy

May 10th, 2022


This episode is the follow up to episode 73: How sex becomes compulsive or addictive with Liz Lacy.
Betrayal Trauma is the impact that happens when …

80. 6 Signs It’s Safe to Trust Your Partner

April 26th, 2022


Relationships require you to let down your armor and expose your heart.
Much of the time it doesn’t feel safe to take down your armor.
That could be …

79: Attachment Styles and Building a Happy Relationship with Stan Tatkin

April 12th, 2022


In this episode, Stan covers the basics of attachment, the neurobiology of connection, and practical strategies to create a safe and long-lasting …

78. 3 Tips for Peaceful Conversations

March 29th, 2022


No one wants to feel disconnected, misunderstood or alone with the person they love the most.

Have you ever noticed you and your partner?

· Have blowout fights when all you wanted to do was share what was in your heart?

77. Strategies for Better Communication with Nancy Evan and Scott Aaron.

March 15th, 2022


Strategies for Better Communication with Nancy Evan and Scott Aaron. 

In this episode do a deep dive into what Nancy and Scott do to nurture their friendship and keep the lines of communication open. 

Whether your …

76. How Taking Responsibility Led to Deep & Authentic Love with John Romaniello

March 1st, 2022


Today John is in a loving relationship where he can be his authentic self… but that isn’t how his story started. 
In this episode, John shares how he put himself back together after a failed marriage, what he healed in …

75. 3 Reasons You Should Care About Fighting Fair

February 15th, 2022


Do you want to stop feeling disrespected and unheard in conversations with your partner?
Whether it’s repeat disagreements about your in-laws, sexual intimacy, different personal goals, preferences in housecleaning or …

74. Goal setting – More than New Years Resolutions

February 1st, 2022


If you want to have clarity and purpose in 2022 and feel confident that you can achieve your goals this year, then this episode is for you.

Do you …

73. How sex becomes compulsive or addictive with Liz Lacy

December 14th, 2021


Understand how sexuality drives us, how our sexuality becomes problematic or even addictive. In this episode, we especially look at what leads to …

72. How to know if you’re compatible

December 7th, 2021


When couples are feeling unseen, unheard, resentful or unloved they commonly wonder if they are compatible.

In this episode, we cover 4 key ideas to …

71. Lightening the Mental Load with Elizabeth Earnshaw

November 30th, 2021


In this episode we are bringing to light the hidden mental load that exists in relationships. Whether it’s remembering doctor’s appointments, booking the dog in for it’s vaccines, or cleaning up the kitchen, there is a …

70. 5 Tips for Communication in Conflict

November 23rd, 2021


Conflict is hard, and here are some tools to help you have a peaceful conversation, even when you are angry.
1. Remember you’re a team
2. Soften each …

69. How to rewire yourself for love with Orit Krug

November 9th, 2021


How dance movement therapy can help you break free from unhealthy relationship patterns so you can find healthy and loving relationships.

In this …

68. What is Narcissism with Wendy Behary

November 2nd, 2021


If you have ever wondered “what is narcissism?” or “does my partner have narcissism?”, then this podcast is for you.

In this episode we cover:

  • What …

67. How to make your relationship happier

October 26th, 2021


How to make your relationship happy again.
We are going to go over some steps to make your relationship better and two common mistakes that will get in the way.
In this episode we talk about:

Your relationship goals
The …

66. 4 Mistakes Couples Make When Trying to Make Up After a Fight

October 19th, 2021


Most couples don’t want fights to become huge blow outs that hurt their relationship. They want a way to successfully resolve pains between them. …

65. Save your relationship with simple frameworks

October 12th, 2021


Save your communication with simple frameworks We get into a relationship to have big smile greet us when we get home at the end of a day, a warm body to curl up next to in bed, a listening ear when we need to vent, an …

64. What Predicts Divorce, & How to Prevent Divorce with Dr. Tamara Fackrell

October 5th, 2021


Discover what causes 95% of divorces, and tools you can use today so can create a loving and long-lasting relationship.

Whether your relationship is …

63. What to do after an affair with Mac Stanley Cazeau

September 28th, 2021


The truth you didn’t know about healing from infidelity, tools you can use to overcome betrayal, and steps to rebuild so you can create a …

62. Mental Health Across the Lifespan with Dr. Julie Erickson

September 14th, 2021


Discover the secrets to good mental health over the lifespan.

Even if we keep putting 29 candles on the birthday cake every year, the earth keeps going around the sun, and we age.

Tune in to hear about how we can keep …

61. Fix your communication fast- for couples

September 7th, 2021


Fix your communication fast- for couples

Have you wondered how to fix relationship communication problems?

If so, this show is for you.

We are going to cover:

How to fix communication after it breaks down, why …

60. Rebuilding after an affair with Anthony Trucks

August 31st, 2021


An affair is like having a grenade go off in your marriage. Shockwaves stun you, the smoke makes your eyes water, while the shards tear apart your heart.

Eventually, the smoke and dust settle, and you are left to pick …

59. 4 Tips To Help You In A Long-Distance Relationship

August 24th, 2021


Long-distance was the thing that taught me about bitter loneliness, and the thing that taught me about committed love and two imperfect people who refused to give up on each other.
In this episode I’m going to share …

58. How Meditation Helps with Jasmine Irven

August 17th, 2021


Give us 50 minutes and we will give you meditation tools to reduce anxiety and stress, as well as give you a mediation to use to regulate your …

57. What causes infidelity?

August 10th, 2021


What causes infidelity?

It might not be what you think.

In this episode we are going over the early warning signs of infidelity using examples from the TV show Sex Life.

We explore things you can do to protect your …

56. Stop Giving Your Power Away

August 3rd, 2021


Stop Giving Your Power Away

How putting everyone’s needs ahead of your own could be sabotaging your relationship and your mental health.

Break free …

55. Desire in Long-term Relationships with Dr. Katelyn Gomes

July 27th, 2021


Discover how to rekindle your desire and passion in a long-term relationship.

We discuss:

· Key factors to spark the flame

· Uncertainty and its …

54. Are You Making This Mistake?

July 20th, 2021


I’m going to tell you a story, that comes from couples therapy, the names are made up but the content is true.

In this episode we cover emotional validation, and how to give it. We discuss what gets in the way of being …

53. Bids for Connection

July 13th, 2021


How missing bids for connection can take the wind out of your sails.

In this episode, we review what a bid for connection is and how to turn towards, turn away or turn against bids for connection.

We got over examples …

52. Rekindle Emotional Intimacy Today

June 21st, 2021


Crack the code to emotionally intimacy where you consistently feel seen and special.

Last Friday, after 6 months of lockdown, patios reopened. Sitting on a picnic bench with a plastic divider next to me, my eyes landed …

51. Relationship Communication

June 14th, 2021


This podcast is for informational purposes only.

51. Can Emotional Intimacy Be Learned?

June 7th, 2021


Get the tactics to feel seen and heard, cultivate a strong partnership, so you can be walking hand in hand with your closest confidant into your 80s.

50. 3 ways to use touch to increase connection

May 31st, 2021


Here are 3 things you should know about how touch can make you closer, restoke the flame between you, and reinforce the reasons you fell in love in …

49. How attachment styles affect communication

May 25th, 2021


The impact of the 6 core attachment needs

Sometimes being in love feels like you’re standing on the edge of a cliff and hoping your partner is going to catch you.

In this episode, we discuss 6 core attachment needs, …

48. Uncover the Foundations to a Long-Term Love with Alex Street

May 17th, 2021


Alex shares what has made his 20-year relationship work, how they have worked through what could have become massive fights, and how others can do …

47. Why Emotional Connection is So Hard

April 26th, 2021


Why Emotional Connection is So Hard

It’s because of this little ingredient…

46. 3 Ways To Improve Your Communication FAST

April 19th, 2021


Avoid spending time in disconnection, or worse another conflict cycle that drives you farther part, most couples want a way to come back together.

Many couples want love to be easy, like taking a deep breath of air, or …

45. Are We Compatible

April 12th, 2021


Problems, different interests, ridged positions and conflict makes lot of couples come to therapy and wonder if they are even compatible, if they are …

44. 3 Ways to use Words of Affirmation

April 5th, 2021


3 Ways to use Words of Affirmation.

How to use words to reignite the love in your relationship.

Imagine if you could take down the guard around your …

43. How to make your partner feel loved & special

March 29th, 2021


How to make your partner feel loved & special

The five love languages can guide your way.

Gary Chapman, author of the book the 5 Love Languages defines the 5 Love Languages. This episode is about using these as a …

42. A FAST and little-known way to increase loving feelings

March 22nd, 2021


A FAST and little-known way to increase loving feelings

Reigniting loving feelings with words of affirmation.

Long term relationships are hard, the spark fades and rather than loving comments, your relationship has ugly …

41. What Attachment has to do with Communication

March 15th, 2021


What Attachment has to do with Communication

Some people avoid conversations

Other people aggressively attack conversations

While yet others openly chat and hear the other person and calmly express their side.

Depending …

40. 6 Steps to heal past resentments

March 8th, 2021


6 Steps to heal past resentments

Past pains get in the way of current pleasures

We all want conflict to stop and to feel deeply connected to our partners. It sucks to have the same conflict again and again. Like we are …

39. 5 Reasons Couples Therapy Will Not Work for You

March 1st, 2021


5 Reasons Couples Therapy Will Not Work for You

If your relationship needs help, but you are not sure if couples therapy is for you, this …

38. Improve your COMMUNICATION SKILLS with your partner

February 22nd, 2021


Improve your COMMUNICATION SKILLS with your partner.

Discover how to express your inner feelings with pushing your partner away.

(and even hear their inner feelings too).

I have seen too many couples feel like they are …

37. Secrets behind creating a love that lasts with different attachment styles

January 25th, 2021


Secrets behind creating a love that lasts with different attachment styles.
How to break free from connection problems, even if one partner is avoidant or the other is anxious.
Many couples want a safe connection, with …

36. How to calmly bring up a sensitive topic

January 19th, 2021


How to calmly bring up a sensitive topic.

Because past pains can cause current sore spots.

In this episode, we cover 4 steps to bring up a sensitive topic.

We review a predictor of divorce and how to prevent it

We talk …

34. Catastrophic Couples Conflict and How To Prevent It

January 4th, 2021


Catastrophic Couples Conflict and How To Prevent It

Transform fretful fights to calm conversations.

In this episode, we are going to discuss 2 types …

33. 3 Steps to Communicating So He Listens

December 28th, 2020


Simple Strategy to Be HEARD & Understood

To be heard, understood, respected, appreciated, connected - fundamental desire. This human needs is found in all races, religions, and groups- its woven into the fabric of …

32. A Mistake that STOPS Communication

December 14th, 2020


A Mistake that STOPS Communication

Avoid doing this if you want good communication with your spouse.

To illustrate a mistake that most people make when they are communicating, this episode looks at an interaction …

31. Secrets To Successful Relationship Repairs

December 7th, 2020


Secrets To Successful Relationship Repairs

Have you wondered why relationship repairs are the most frequent post I make on Instagram? …

30. Is Porn Bad For Relationships

November 23rd, 2020


Is Porn Bad For Relationships? Show Notes

In this episode we are going to look at when pornography is helpful and when pornography is harmful in …

29. 5 Ways to Build Love Maps

November 16th, 2020


5 Ways to Build Love Maps

The crux of a solid relationship

In this episode we are discussing LOVE MAPS. What is a love map anyway?

It is knowing your …

27: Almost as good as FREE couples therapy

November 2nd, 2020


Can’t afford couples therapy, and need to get clear on what to do to improve your relationship? This is the episode for you.
Chris Harder- at Fast …

26. Emotional Intimacy: a simple strategy that builds connection

October 19th, 2020


Emotional intimacy a simple strategy that builds connection
End loneliness and disconnection in less than 10-20 minutes a day

In this episode we discuss:
What builds emotional intimacy
Questions to ask for emotional intimacy

25. COMMUNICATIONS skills for couples

October 5th, 2020


COMMUNICATION Skills for couples.
Even the best couples have conflict- how to stop disconnection in its tracks.

In this podcast we discuss:
The enemy in the relationship: the conflict cycle.
Feeling heard and understood
How …

24. 4 Ways to Create a Fight

September 28th, 2020


4 Ways to Create a Fight
If Aliens wanted to know how to have a conflict, this is how you would do it.
In this episode, we explore what aliens would …

23. 3 Secrets to Emotional Intimacy

September 21st, 2020


3 Secrets to Emotional Intimacy
Tips to get the emotional connection you want.
Feeling got and understood by your partner really feels nice. This episode is all about how to feel close, connected and create more security …

22. Maladaptive Relationship Behaviour

September 14th, 2020


Maladaptive Relationship Behaviour.
2 Steps towards change.
In this episode, we discuss early childhood experiences and family influences and the impact on romantic relationships.
I've been struck over the last week, doing …

21. The SECRET to GREAT Sex in Long-Term Relationships

August 24th, 2020


The SECRET to GREAT Sex in Long-Term Relationships
How to make your sex life better with your spouse.
It’s normal to want to have sex and it’s normal to not really want to have sex, so there is no road map for how to make …

20. Your Brain on Love

August 17th, 2020


Your brain on love.
Sexual chemicals and how they lead to love in the brain.
Decline of the Hot and Heavy Stage of a Relationship- in this episode we are going to explore the impact the brain’s chemosignals in early …

19. What to do when you’re mad at your significant other

August 3rd, 2020


What to do when you’re mad at your significant other
3 steps to being angry and keeping your partner close (ish)
The 3 concepts are
1. Time out
2. Remember the flip flop
3. Focus on yourself
Partner will make us mad… its …

18. How Loving Relationships Become Angry Relationships

July 27th, 2020


How Loving Relationships Become Angry Relationships
And little itty bitty actions that make relationships better.
This episode looks at what happens when we fall in love, actions we take that make love work, how to stay …

17. Why Partners Tune-out of Difficult Conversations

July 20th, 2020


Why Partners Tune-out of Difficult Conversations
3 ways to keep them engaged
One of the most common problems my clients in couples therapy tell me …

16. The communication mistake that is preventing you being heard and how to fix it

July 13th, 2020


The communication mistake that is preventing you from being heard and how to fix it.
What to do to finally be listened to.
If you’re wanting to feel close, connected, listened to, respected, understood, and like you …

15. Why Some Relationships Survive Affairs- And Other’s Don’t

July 6th, 2020


What makes the relationships survive different?
Understand what makes a relationship succeed or fail after cheating from the privacy of your home.
We discuss:
Normal reactions to learning about an affair
What not to talk …

14. The Truth About Creating Emotional Intimacy

June 29th, 2020


The Truth About Creating Emotional Intimacy
2 secrets behind getting him to open up.
In this episode we discuss:
What emotional intimacy is to him
Differences in gender and connection
Conditions for emotional intimacy
This …

13. Why Tears Make Your Partner Run Away

June 22nd, 2020


When you need soothing the most, it's when your partner turns their back. Understand the mystery about why it is so hard to stay and give comfort.
In this podcast we discuss:
Differences in what tears mean

12. 3 Secrets To Fighting Fair

June 15th, 2020


Don’t let fighting become the root of evil in your relationship. Nasty fighting can turn even the best of relationships sour.
In this relationship …

11: 4 Point Road Map To Increase Sexual Satisfaction In Your Relationship

June 11th, 2020


If your sexual relationship is as stale as month-old bread this podcast will lay the steps to create a passionate and enjoyable sex life.
In this …

10: If We Are HARD WIRED Differently, Are We Destined For Divorce?

June 3rd, 2020


What does it mean about you if you and your partner are very different?

In this podcast we discuss differences in relationships. Some topics include:

Being different than your partner


Feeling invisible and …

9: My Partner Pulls Away Under Stress, HELP

May 26th, 2020


My Partner Pulls Away and it HURTS. Help.

How to deal with a partner that pulls away when they are under pressure.

In this episode we are going to be …

8: How to Whisper SWEET NOTHINGS

May 20th, 2020


How to say simple words to make your partner blush.

In Gary Chapman’s book, 5 love languages he talked about the language words of affirmation. You use words to encourage, affirm, and appreciate. While this comes …

7: How To Create EMOTIONAL INTIMACY With Your Partner

May 18th, 2020


The secrets every woman wants to know.

After doing couples therapy with hundreds of couples, I routinely encounter similar problems as I assess couples. It takes different forms, but sounds like this “I can’t get my …

6: Stay in LOVE Through Lock-Down

May 15th, 2020


5 Conversations to remedy stay-at-home order fueled problems. 

"I thought love would be my cure, but now it's my disease." – Alicia Keyes, "Love Is …

5: 4 Doomed Communication Patterns

May 13th, 2020


Stop doing these now, if you want your relationship to last.

John Gottman terms these four patterns in a relationship, the four horsemen of the apocalypse because they are so bad for relationships. Even the masters of …

4: 6 Tips to Help Your Partner Through Cabin Fever

May 11th, 2020


If self-isolation is hitting your partner's mood hard, here are some simple steps you can take. 

From feeling useless to action you can take.

Here …

3: ARGUING and Keeping Your Relationship INTACT

May 10th, 2020


Do conflict like your partner is someone you love.

“Wishes are thorns, he told himself sharply. They do us no good, just stick into our skin and hurt …

2: HELP, My Partner is Driving Me Crazy!

May 10th, 2020


“My wife and I play this fun game in quarantine, it’s called “Why Are You Doing It That Way?” and there are no winners.” (retrieved from @thedad who reposted @ericspiegelman)

While this podcast has been in the making in …

1: From FAILED Marriage to Soul Crushing Love

May 10th, 2020


Do you want long lasting love? Do you want to understand what prevents divorce?

This podcast is going to provide the roadmap to long lasting love. We will learn from the masters of love, as well as the disasters of …

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