Jeremy Sherman, Ph.D., M.P.P. researches and writes about decision-making from the origins of life to everyday life. He has written over 1100 articles on practical decision-making for his Psychology Today blog: Ambigamy: Insights for the deeply romantic and deeply skeptical and has a book coming out with Columbia University Press this October: Neither Ghost Nor Machine, the emergence and nature of selves.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to avoid escalating a disagreement into a fight in your relationship.
  • Determining where the fight is coming from by asking, “Is it stemming from you, me or us?”
  • Mirroring your partner to help talk your way through a disagreement.
  • How going meta and thinking about how you are thinking can help resolve conflict in your relationship.
  • Why it’s important to not become the ‘judge’ of the disagreement with your partner.
  • And much more!

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Jeremy’s Daily Tool

Mirroring technique.

Relationship Advice Resource


Advice for Newlyweds

Keep learning and avoid moral absolutes.

Advice for Single Listeners

Work on yourself and figure out what you want.

Interview Links

Jeremy’s blog on Psychology Today: Ambigamy

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