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Building a Lasting Connection

Session 3—Managing Differences

Use Differences to Improve Your Relationship

Building a Lasting Connection

Session 3—Managing Differences

Use Differences to Improve Your Relationship

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS SESSION

  • Be able to navigate through issues and differences in a more productive manner and learn the detrimental impact of avoiding conflict, appeasing to keep peace, and fighting to ‘find the bad guy.’
VIDEO PLAY TIME: 23:23

SESSION 3—PART 1/4

MANAGING DIFFERENCES

The threat we feel when we experience a rupture—and the safety we re-establish during repair—is impacted by mirror neurons. Mid-rupture, it’s also common for us to cope with disconnection in ways that cue our partner’s threat response. 

Learn the three pursuit and protection patterns. When we identify our negative cycle and realize it’s driven by the fear of disconnection, we can step outside it and reset together. 

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