87: What Straight Couples Can Learn From Gay Relationships

Dr. Greg Cason is best known as Dr. Greg from the Bravo series LA Shrinks. He appears regularly as a psychological expert on The Nancy Grace Show and has also appeared on a large variety of other TV programs. His expertise was also featured in documentaries such as The Butch Factor, The Adonis Factor and most recently, The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case.

He writes the psychology column for Frontiers magazine and has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Advocate, People, and several others. Dr. Cason currently teaches at UCLA and is a licensed psychologist in Los Angeles specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and relationship issues.

In today’s episode we cover relationship topics that include:

  • The importance of recognizing the gender expectations we project onto our partners.
  • How straight couples can learn from gay men’s greater openness toward sexuality.
  • The key to arguing in a productive manner.
  • Working to become more empathetic toward your partner.
  • How looking at your partner as an 8-year-old child can improve your relationship.
  • Why it’s important to work on what you personally want in your relationship.
  • And much more!

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Dr. Greg’s Daily Tool

Look at your partner as if they were an 8-year-old child. You would probably be pretty nice and understanding toward an 8-year-old, right?

Relationship Advice Resource

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Advice for Newlyweds

Continue to nurture your relationship.

Advice for Single Listeners

Talk with people in relationships for advice and insight. (Not with other single people.)

Interview Links

Dr. Greg’s Website

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2017-04-05T14:09:20+00:00 March 8th, 2017|