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In this episode, we chat with Dr. Kathryn Ford. Kathryn has been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years. She received her M.D. from Brown University Medical School and did her psychiatric residency at the Stanford School of Education. Kathryn has a private practice that specializes in work with couples, as well other kinds of relationships.
We cover in depth how you and your partner can create a thriving relationship based on shared vision, learning, and openness. If you are experiencing struggles in your relationship, this episode can provide perspective on what may be holding you back and what can be done to spiral back up towards a healthier relationship.
00:39 Who Kathryn Ford is and how she became interested in studying people
5:46 What role is storytelling playing in our perception of relationships?
9:24 Relationship Status: “It’s Complicated”
11:48 Two common mistakes that couples make
13:25 In human relationships, this is a really bad idea
14:50 What do subsequent marriage divorce rates prove?
16:25 What is Aperture Awareness and how does it apply to couples?
20:16 What’s a good way to handle difficult and spontaneous situations with my partner?
23:32 What creates the atmosphere of tension between partners?
25:19 What are my individual rights in an intimate relationship with a partner?
27:25 The value of hard conversations
28:22 My partner is addicted to video games and screens
32:33 How did couples who thrive handle the pandemic?
37:22 What should I do if my partner handled our finances and they passed away?
42:52 What are the important questions to ask ourselves before going to see a couples therapist?
44:37 How can I better handle the moments of ambiguity in my relationships?
50:22 I’m interested in going to couples therapy but my partner is hesitating, how can I get them to go?
52:17 “One Final Question”
53:31 Dr. Kathryn Ford’s private practice, workshops, and Stanford courses
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