Reconciling our desire to belong to ourselves and our desire to be in close relationship with another is a complicated process. 

Making room in a relationship for two complete people, each with their own values, opinions, and priorities, is a complicated, painful, and remarkably worthwhile process–a process that will foster spiritual, emotional, and psychological development if we let it.

In this NEW PODCAST episode, Dr.Finlayson-Fife joins the Barbie Does Dating podcast discuss the complexities and joy that come from our most important and meaningful relationships. 

Listen to the full episode to learn more about:

*Differentiation in relationships

*Finding connection despite differences

*Negative patterns that interfere with growth & intimacy

*How fear of rejection and fear of commitment relate to perfectionism, 

low desire, and disinterest in dating 

*The importance of using invalidating information to confront ourselves and grow

*The benefits of being in a loving and committed relationship

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