Keeping Intimate Relationships Strong During COVID with Family Therapist Terry Real
Terry is a nationally recognized family therapist and the founder of the Relational Institute who has been in the biz for 30+ years. Helping couples navigate their relationship is his jam, and he’s been featured everywhere from Oprah to CNN. In today’s episode, he guides us through relationship triggers, spousal friction, what’s considered ‘normal’ in a marriage and how to relax and let your partner just be human (yes, even during Covid). Whether you’re single, in a serious relationship or have been married for years, tune in to hear Terry’s top tips to keep the intimacy in your relationship.
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Visit Terry online – terryreal.com
Sign up – Terry’s workshops
SHORT ON TIME? Here are some key topics we covered…
3:00 – What does it really mean to be intimate with each other? (Soft Power)
8:20 – When to exercise self-righteous indignation and furry – and when to exercise soft power
12:05 – Terry breaks down the most common areas of tension in relationships today
14:55 – Assumed good will: remember, your partner is not an asshole most of the time
16:00 – What to do when the Whoosh happens (aka the trigger)
19:00 – Correcting vs connecting
22:00 – The 3 phases of every relationship: Harmony, Disharmony and Repair
25:30 – Waking up to your real marriage: media, culture and disillusion
28:30 – Terry’s top two tips for a harmonious relationship
33:00 – How to ease your man into opening up to an expert about intimacy
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