Apr 28, 2020
In many ways, a relationship is like a garden: you need to make a deliberate effort to care for the soil so that plants can have a strong foundation. Whether it’s igniting a spark in the relationship or handling conflicts better, the quarantine presents us with opportunities to connect with our loved ones and understand them more profoundly. It’s our relationships that will get us through this time where the world is filled with anxiety and distress, and it’s become critical now more than ever that we cultivate our relationships.
In this episode, I answer questions from two listeners regarding how we can deeply connect with our partners and the different ways we process disagreements. I discuss the need for vulnerability in relationships as well as share questions you can ask your partners to foster a connection with them. I suggest ways for a couple to manage their differences when it comes to conflict resolution and discuss things to avoid while arguing. I also discuss how arguments are more about managing them - as opposed to solving them - and how successfully managing differences in the ways we handle conflict can create more respect for each other.
“Go underneath the surface. That’s the soil where your relationship is going to flourish.” - Pripo Teplitsky
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Theme music “These Streets” provided by Adi the Monk