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Episode 005 - Moving Beyond Gridlock: How Couples Can Find Their Way Back

  • Introduction: Eli and Janelle Althen discuss their excitement for the topic of attachment and relationships.
  • The Problem: The issue of couples feeling disconnected and stuck in a cycle of emotional distance is outlined.
  • The Emotional Toll: Discussing the emotional vulnerability that comes with feeling disconnected in a relationship.
  • Bids for Connection: The concept of making clear and intentional gestures to connect with your partner.
  • Myths Debunked: Debunking the myth that love should be a passive experience and emphasizing the role of intentional actions.
  • The Attachment Theory: How early life experiences shape our ability to connect in adult relationships.
  • Practical Advice: Strategies and exercises for fostering a more intentional and emotionally connected relationship.
  • Case Studies: Real-life examples and scenarios discussed to illustrate the points.
  • Closing: Summary of key takeaways and a call to action for listeners to apply these insights in their own relationships.

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