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Exploring and discussing a variety of relationship topics and issues for people in all kinds of relationships; including partnerships, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, roommates and more.

Oct 18, 2022

The idea of “repair attempts” in a conflict has been especially important in understanding what matters about the way that couples manage conflict. John Gottman, (relationship expert and researcher) describes repair attempts as “any statement or action — silly or otherwise — that prevents negativity from escalating out of control.” An argument can be avoided and hurt feelings diffused by using repair attempts.  If done successfully, they can help de-escalate conflict and keep things from getting out of hand.

In this episode I have a conversation with my wife, Yvonne Rainbow Teplitsky. She is the founder of Artsy Goddess Studio, where she actively carries out her role in helping others and the planet heal. Rainbow is passionate about art, as seen in the upcycled clothing she creates from second-hand materials, as well as the visual arts she creates, such as murals, paintings, and tapestries. She also helps women transform through voice empowering workshops and helps couples through workshops and retreats that she co-facilitates with me.

“Everyone makes mistakes, it’s what you do next” 

- Yvonne Rainbow Teplitsky

Related Podcasts:

Aftermath of a Fight or a Regrettable Incident 

The Importance of Apologies

The Art of Apology

Maintaining Connection Through Conflict


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