In a healthy, evolving relationship
we work to be close and achieve union without losing
our individuality and separate needs in the process. Yet
many of us, fall into unconscious patterns ofrelating
that sabotage our ability to obtain the intimacy we
See if you can find which
pattern is more like yours:
Some of us may find ourselves pursuing
our partner's attention, making their needs the MOST
important thing in our life, blending, complying and
giving up more and more of our SELF in order to be loved.
(Thus losing our individuality and self-love).
While others of us, tend to feel swallowed up or inhibited
in relationship and pull away from closeness by being
very busy and involved in many activities. (Thus, denying
our needs for closeness and love).
The interesting thing is that these
two people usually end up in a relationship with each
other and invariably become locked in a closeness/distance
power struggle. One continually feeling hurt and
abandoned while the other, continually feels guilty
Can you relate? Well, help
is on the way.
On our show youll learn....
All of us hunger for a love that
will stay intimate and secure, and yet that also encourages
our individual fulfillment. Tune in and find out how
you can maintain your "I" AND belong to a
occurs in all close relationships. Simply defined,
a conflict is a difference in what two people need,
want or think. Since we are different from each
other, it is inevitable that any two people will come
Here's a secret. No matter what
the issue is that you find yourself fighting over: sex,
money, kids, time together, chores, the bottom line
of all struggles is that we don't feel loved or understood
by our partner. It is not the conflict itself but how
we handle it that creates difficulties. So what can
you do? Learn effective skills to communicate your
thoughts, feelings and needs so they can be heard.
In our show, Donna Goodman
and Sheri Meyers Gantman role play different kinds of
communication issues and sure-fire communication techniques
you can use anytime, anywhere to help you get what you
want. It's time to rekindle the fires of romance
and intimacy and open the door to a more loving and
nourishing relationship with Straight from the
Heart's "TALKING IT OUT."