98: Turning Conflict Into Passion

Thea & Duane Harvey are marriage and family therapists specializing in Imago Relationship Therapy. They have been married 10 years and have a thriving couples therapy practice in Santa Monica, California. They believe that novelty, pleasure and romance are the keys to creating a lasting joyous connection.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Why success in your relationship can be measured by the number of difficult conversations you have.
  • The value of an organizational approach to communication in your marriage or relationship.
  • Three valuable tools to manage anxiety so it doesn’t affect your relationship.
  • Learn how to not be controlled by your emotions.
  • And much more!

Sponsors

Talkspace: The online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential and convenient.

Join over 500,000 people who have used Talkspace for online therapy with their licensed therapist. Get $30 off your first month when you visit Talkspace.com/IDO.

Audible: Use the link below, and sign up for a free 30-day trial and one free audiobook download! You will have to enter your CC information, but you can just cancel the trial at the end of the month if you don’t like it and not pay a dime. There are a ton of great relationship audiobooks on Audible.com. Consider downloading The 5 Love Languages for your free download.

Audibletrial.com/idopodcast

If you haven’t already subscribed to I Do Podcast and left us a review on iTunes, that helps us a ton as well Thanks! – Chase and Sarah

Thea & Duane’s Daily Tool

Thea: Be aware of how you’re communicating – make eye contact, be in the same room, touch your partner’s arm or shoulder.

Duane: Always give a positive interpretation on what happened. Champion, Cherish and Console your partner.

Relationship Advice Resource

100 Love Sonnets

Cosmo Magazine

Reflective Parenting

RelationshipsFirst.org

Advice for Newlyweds

Duane: Enjoy every minute of it. Understand that you’re going to have breakdowns, and they are opportunities – smile and lean into them.

Thea: Keep the romance alive. Keep doing the things you did during the honeymoon phase.

Advice for Single Listeners

Duane: Become the partner you’re looking for.

Thea: Start cultivating the emotions you want to feel in a relationship, and that’s what you’ll attract – love, respect, happy, attractive.

Interview Links

Duane & Thea’s website: imagomatch.com

If you enjoyed, we would really appreciate a review in iTunes & Stitcher.

 

2017-06-13T22:45:01+00:00 June 7th, 2017|