69: Why We Fight The Ones We Love

Erik Newton is a former family law attorney who describes himself as someone who has been through a thousand divorces and still believes in love. Erik has a unique, real-world comprehension of what makes one marriage thrive and another fall apart. Ultimately, his calling to help couples build healthy relationships superseded his legal career, and he is now podcasting and publishing an online magazine about relationships that you can find at http://www.together.guide.

In today’s episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How conflict in a relationship manifests in different ways.
  • Why we fight in relationships and how to prevent it.
  • Creating a mission statement for your relationship.
  • Moving away from the fight or flight mindset.
  • The importance of naming your feelings.
  • And much more!

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Erik’s Daily Tool

Mediation practice.

Relationship Advice Resource

Getting The Love You Want by Harville Hendrix Ph.D.

Your Brain On Sex by Stanley Siegel

Advice for Newlyweds

Change is inevitable and ‘buyers remorse’ is a common feeling.

Advice for Single Listeners

There is nothing wrong with you. Don’t use a relationship to fill a hole within your self. Be yourself!

Interview Links

Erik’s Website

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