In this episode, Dr. Finlayson-Fife and Monica Tanner of the "On The Brighter Side" podcast talk about entrepreneurism and its impact on relationships. Jennifer and Monica discuss.. -Why it can be difficult to ask for support from a spouse when you have a meaningful ambition. -The challenges that entrepreneurs often confront in their intimate relationships, given the sacrifices and emotional demands of a creative endeavor. -How to maintain your sense of self in the midst of entrepreneurial demands along with the responsibilities of marriage, and parenting, and work. -How to address resentment that emerge in marriage productively.
In this conversation with Tony Overbay of the Virtual Couch podcast, Dr. Finlayson-Fife talks about living with a narcissistic spouse AND the frustrating pursuer-distancer dynamic common to many couples. Here are some of the specific things Dr. Finlayson-Fife addresses.... -How to function in a relationship when your spouse has narcissistic traits or tendencies. -Where you are vulnerable when living with or loving someone who won't self-confront or change. -How to make sense of and address the experience of feeling more invested than your spouse. -How to grow in your capacity for an open hearted relationship if you tend to stay arm's length. -Understanding attachment or relational styles (such as being “clingy”, or “walled off” in relationship) and how to grow into a more self-sustaining and relational position.
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