Intimate relationships are a breeding ground for growth and development, because they’re really REALLY hard work to make great. But it’s work worth doing.
In my own personal experience, as well as working with other couples, there’s a pattern I see of entanglement: where you and your spouse are emotionally wrapped up in each other like a tangled ball of yarn, not able to see which end is which.
Then there are other couples that distance themselves emotionally from their spouse. In the world today there seems to be an over emphasis on ME-culture, which leads to toxic individualism. That isn’t healthy for a relationship either.
My guest today is Aimée Gianni. She’s a friend of mine as well as a marriage family therapist. She’s very wise, experienced, and has spoken at a couple of my marriage retreats in the past as a guest speaker.
In our conversation today, you’ll get to hear about:
- The difference between a functional marriage and an intimate marriage and how you can tell which one you have.
- Entanglement and toxic individualism and how to get yourself out of their traps.
- How roles we’ve inherited play a role in our marriage dynamic, and what steps you can take to choose a better path in your relationship.
- And you’ll get to hear Aimee’s black belt sex tip too!