In this podcast episode, we dig into how the four couples we interviewed communicate with each other, and what arguments look like for them. We use research from the Gottman Institute as the basis for some of our ideas about relationships and the different personality types in a relationship. Except we simplify it down to ‘avoider’ types and ‘prodder’ types. Stick this episode in your ear for more info! And check out the related links below…
The episode is longer than average (64 minutes), but hopefully you’ll find the discussion worth it. And you’ll ultimately learn what the phrase ‘sweet potato in the oven’ really means…
No couples were injured during the making of this episode.
Podcast Episode Audio
Links Related to Conversation
- Masters of Love by Emily Esfahani Smith from The Atlantic: “Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.”
- The Five Types of Couples by Michael Fulwiler from The Gottman Relationship Blog: “Each type is very different from the others, and each type of couple has its benefits and risks.”
- R is for Repair by Zach Brittle, LMHC from The Gottman Relationship Blog: “… in relational terms, repair is less about fixing what is broken and more about getting back on track.”
- Repair Attempt Checklist: A list of phrases you can turn to when a conversation escalates… You won’t find all of them useful, but a few might help.
- Eastbound and Down: Check out season 1, episode 1 for the reference in our show… Here is the clip on YouTube.
- Neurotic Tornado #13: Repair Attempts (Yuvi & Wife)
- Neurotic Tornado #8: Our Dark Periods (Yuvi & Wife)
- Gimmicky alternate ending to this episode (less than a minute)
- Talk to us about being coupled!