Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson

Building The Perfect Relationship with Dr. Stan Tatkin

Episode Summary

Relationships are hard, and making them last is even harder. Today we’re exploring how we can be happier and healthier in all of our relationships with a wonderful clinician, teacher, and researcher: Dr. Stan Tatkin.

Episode Notes

Relationships are hard, and making them last is even harder. Today we’re exploring how we can be happier and healthier in all of our relationships with a wonderful clinician, teacher, and researcher: Dr. Stan Tatkin.

About our Guest: Dr. Stan Tatkin is an expert on human behavior, and particularly the unique dynamics found in couples relationships. He’s the creator of PACT: the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy, and the author of six bestselling books, including Wired for Love and We Do.

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Key Topics:

1:45: The importance of attachment. 

5:30: What happens when children are neglected?

9:00: Finding safety in our relationships.

13:30: How to build safety through physical cues. 

19:10: Apology, and building a culture in our relationships.

23:00: Finding common principles. 

31:00: Dealbreakers, and entering relationships intentionally.

37:00: Fairness in our relationships. 

45:30: Being and staying interested.

49:15: Trusting your partner’s experience. 

54:50: The most important characteristics in a life partner.

57:00: What’s the most important thing you do each day for your own well-being?

58:30: A message to your younger self.

1:00:00: Recap

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