140: Entanglement and Toxic Individualism with Aimée Gianni

by | Jun 23, 2023 | General Posts, Podcast

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!
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<h3>Dan Purcell</h3>

Dan Purcell

Dan and his wife Emily Purcell are the founders of Get Your Marriage On! They are on a mission to strengthen marriages by making lovemaking incredibly fun and deeply connecting. Dan is a sex coach. They are also the creators of the popular Intimately Us and Just Between Us apps that have been downloaded over 750,000 times. They are the host of the popular Get Your Marriage On! podcast with over 1 million listens. In addition to their coaching program, they host romantic retreat getaways for couples, and put on workshops on how to have a great sex life and deeper intimacy.Dan and Emily met in middle school and have been married for over 20 years and have 6 kids. Dan loves cracking dad jokes, running marathons, planning the next creative date night with his sweetheart, and enjoys the magnificent outdoors around their St George home.

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