12 Dec EPS 45: Navigating Coupledom Through Fights, Intimacy Issues, & Affairs with Alicia Munoz
Hey lovers and warriors!
Welcome to Episode 45!
Healthy relationships sometimes involve fighting. Luckily there are more effective ways to do it so you don’t waste a perfectly good toaster thrown across the room. Alicia Munoz, author of No More Fighting, teaches us about how you may be influencing the fight and ways you can take psychological ownership to reduce the heat. She gives you her thoughts on forgiveness, intimacy issues, and navigating the healing after an affair.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- Common walls we hit in communication that impact arguments
- Emotional defenses and the stories we tell ourselves to justify our actions
- Intimacy issues, how we can discover our own level of comfort with it, & how we can strengthen our tolerance
- Concept of triggers and projections and why it’s important to know your own
- Navigating the healing process after an affair
- Building back trust and tips on forgiveness
- How to ‘love imperfectly’
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Alicia Muñoz is a Licensed Professional Counselor and author of the book No More Fighting. Based in Falls Church, Virginia, she earned her master’s degree from New York University in Mental Health and Wellness Counseling, her certification in Imago Relationship Therapy, and she has received extensive training in accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP). Prior to opening her private practice, Alicia provided individual, couples and group therapy at Bellevue Hospital’s World Trade Center Mental Health Program. Passionate about couplehood, Alicia shares her views on the power of committed-love partnerships through her blog as well as print and online magazines like “Counseling Today,” “The Good Men Project,” and “Psychotherapy Networker.” She lives in Virginia with her husband and son, loves balancing family adventures with deepening friendships, and has recently taken up flamenco dancing. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter with tips on how to keep your relationship hot and healthy at www.aliciamunoz.com.
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