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Feb 4, 2020

In this episode, I will be addressing a listener's question in a little more depth. 

If you do not resonate with the example shared, then please replace "tattoo" with something that your partner has done that is against your wishes. 

(Please listen to the podcast episode or read the transcript to hear explanations, stories and examples.) 

In this episode, Dr. Jessica Higgins discusses: 

  • The benefits of working through the power struggle phase. 
  • Navigating the two main conflicting needs in relationship. 
  • Addressing differences in a safe, supportive and collaborative way. 
  • How to develop deeper levels of understanding and empathy when discussing a tender, emotional topic with your significant other. 
  • Gaining clarity about boundaries and agreements. 
  • Identifying and shifting out of critical and defensive patterns.


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