How do you know for sure that you’re in a relationship where you’re valued? Where your boundaries are respected? How can you work to achieve this type of relationship?
In this episode, Nathan and Aaron answer all these questions and more as they share their observations and experiences as therapists.
In This Episode
- What “respect out of love” looks like
- What the benefits of relationships built on this are
- How to actively work on this aspect of yourself in relationships
- How to protect these kinds of relationships
What “Respect Out of Love” looks like
- A loving relationship
- You receive voluntary obedience and compliance
- You get the ‘heart’ you’re looking to get
What the benefits of relationships built on this are
- The truth is something that is held to a high regard
- People desire to be around you and open with you
- Healthy boundaries are established and respected
How to actively work on this aspect of yourself in relationships
- Replace ‘Why?’ questions with you partner with ‘How? + When?’
- Realize that you’re dealing with another human being who is totally different than you
- Learn and appreciate the differences
How to protect these kinds of relationships
- Share what your desires and thoughts are
- Realize that they have their own point of view
- If you have an agenda, they will follow it in fear. Try to back off
- Sign up for our free email course, 9 Ways To Overcome Fear & Self-Doubt, that will guide you through our process of facing fears and insecurities so that you can feel more comfortable in your own skin
- Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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Meet Nathan & Aaron
Nathan Hawkins and Aaron Potratz are both licensed therapists and clinical supervisors in the state of Oregon. They each own their own private group counseling practices and co-own a third group practice together. Nathan and Aaron have been in the field since 2004 and 2007, respectively, and have over 100,000 hours of therapy experience each. On their show, they discuss facing fears and common challenges from a therapist’s point of view, imparting wisdom and humanity to their viewers. Along the way, they hope to not only share their insights but bring some light-hearted entertainment to make the journey easier.