Sep 17, 2018
This is the second podcast on relationship problems. with Dr.
Helen Yeni-Komshian. In today's podcast, we address four questions
from listeners like you:
- Our marriage lacks intimacy. What can I
do? A podcast fan named David explains that his
relationship with his wife is no longer intimate; he complains that
they only talk about day to day things on a superficial level.
David wants to know if he needs to inject some conflict into the
relationship to make it more meaningful or exciting.
- Why is my wife so critical of me? David wants
to know why his wife constantly peppers him and batters him with
critical questions, and what he can about it.
- Why is my friend so critical and dogmatic?
Rajesh describes a friend who argues endlessly and accuses Rajesh
of being irritating. His friend says, "Anyone would be upset when
they try to talk to you!" What's up? Why is this happening? Who's
really to blame?
- Adarah feels lonely and tells her husband what
he can do to make her feel loved--but it just doesn't seem to work!
Why? And what CAN she do to improve her marriage?
I think you will enjoy the lively dialogue between Fabrice,
Helen and myself and see us struggling and making some mistakes,
too, when we try to model more effective responses based on the
Five Secrets of Effective Communication! We also stress, once
again, the importance of Interpersonal Decision-Making any time you
run into a conflict with a friend, colleague, or loved one.
For more information on healing troubled relationships, you can
read my book,
Feeling Good Together, which is available as a paperback
on Amazon. In addition, you can listen to our previous podcasts on
Five Secrets of Effective Communication, beginning with
Podcast #65 (Enjoy Greater Intimacy) and several of the
podcasts that follow.