This Changes Everything

EP02: Wants and Needs, Saying the Hard Thing, and How Your Parents Loved You

Sept. 1, 2022

Sarah's a happy camper, literally, and Jeff doesn't get what's so great about sleeping in the dirt. Sarah claims camping is a great way to see a different side of your partner–for better or worse. Sarah and Jeff talk about the importance of understanding and articulating wants and needs in any healthy relationship, but what happens when you realize you and your partner want and need different things? As Jeff says this week, "The cliché is true: relationships are hard work, but how hard should they be?" Apparently, how your parents loved you when you were a child has a lot to do with how you love others as an adult. In fact, the first two months of life are the most important when it comes to being a securely attached, emotionally intelligent adult. Sarah's mom carried her constantly for the first few months of her life, which Sarah claims is the reason she isn't a serial killer. Sarah reminds us that even though our coping and survival strategies can become our superpowers, "Batman can't be Batman all the time."

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