05 Feb Being Well Podcast: Repairing with Family, Dealing with Difficult People, and Recognizing Power: Mailbag
On this episode of the Being Well Podcast, Dr. Rick and Forrest open up the mailbag and answer questions from listeners related to building better relationships (particularly with our families), dealing with difficult people, and recognizing power.
They explore the common traits of happy families, how to deal with people who weaponize psychological jargon, navigating different perceptions of “what happened,” and repairing a damaged relationship with a child. Forrest ends the conversation by talking about the importance of “going to zero” after a breach of trust.
1:00: Question 1: Common characteristics of happy families
8:25: Differentiation and integration
10:55: Symptoms of a less healthy family system
12:15: The role of love
19:55: Question 2: What to do when people use psychological jargon during a conflict
26:00: Defending yourself effectively, and staying on topic
30:50: Question 3: Navigating different perceptions of a difficult event
35:45: Question 4: Healing a strained relationship with a child (or parent)
39:45: Functional repair before emotional vulnerability
46:45: “Going to zero” with behavior when repair is needed
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