Kristen Craren lives and works as a relationship therapist in Saint Louis, Missouri. Her life’s work has been devoted to learning about relationships and helping clients improve theirs. Kristen’s clients consistently say they love coming to see her because she goes above and beyond to help them reach their goals.

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

  • How to get out of the cycle of habitually picking the wrong partner.
  • Where insecure attachment is formed and how to deal with it.
  • Why learning about yourself can help you find the right partner.
  • What to do if you or the person you are with has a low self esteem.
  • Why it’s important to think of yourself as a ‘gift’ to whoever you are in a relationship with.
  • And much more!

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Kristen’s Daily Tool

Use empathy.

Relationship Advice Resource

The Gottman Institute

Advice for Newlyweds

Check in with each other, and take the temperature of the relationship on a regular basis.

Advice for Single Listeners

Do something outside of your comfort zone. You may run into that special person.

Interview Links

Craren Mediation Services LLC

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