Having an amazing, rockstar relationship is more than just growing closer as a couple, it’s also about being your full true self in the relationship.
Relationships need to make room for each person to be their unique, quirky self in order for the relationship to thrive and for each partner to feel happy.
Did you know we don’t have a single self? Each of us is composed of many different selves. There are times when it can feel like we are two different people from one day to the next!
But the truth is our true, authentic self is all of these aspects and more.
Our true self has a lot to do with how we are interacting with our partner and the situation we are living.
Many people think a great relationship is one in which two partners come together and fully adapt to one another, but the strongest, most connected relationships leave room for individual expression.
Tori Olds, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice in Austin, Texas. She is a co-owner of Deep Eddy Psychotherapy, a counseling center housing seventeen clinicians. She specializes in working with trauma, particularly attachment trauma, and utilizing mindfulness and self-compassion as a resource for personal growth. Alongside her clinical work, she has a passion for training therapists in experiential ways of working. She leads a number of study groups and is developing 10 online courses focused on helping clinicians develop experiential skills, as well as understand human development from an evolutionary, neurobiological, and attachment lens.
In this episode Dr. Tori Olds talks with us about finding your true self in relationship and how a relationship built on the key ingredient of curiosity is one that leads to greater bonding and love.
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- Discover what it means to be your true self in relationships
- The importance of loving someone, and loving all of them… not just the nice parts
- How you can show up for all aspects of your partners self
- Why our character flaws can create bonding moments
- How to allow all aspects of you to be present in your relationship
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