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!
<h3>Dan Purcell</h3>

Dan Purcell

Dan and his wife Emily Purcell are the founders of Get Your Marriage On! Their marriage went through a bit of a renaissance a few years ago and wanted to share what they learned with other couples. They created a fun & sexy bedroom game app called Intimately Us that has been downloaded over 300,000. They put on events and retreats for couples.Dan is the host of the Get Your Marriage On! podcast. Dan is a Life Coach that coaches other couples and individuals on how to have a great marriage, deeper intimacy, and fulfilling sex life.Dan and Emily have been married for over 18 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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