Being Well Podcast: Depression and Self-Care, Accepting Love, and Building Stronger Relationships: July Mailbag
July 8, 2024

Dr. Rick and Forrest open the mailbag and answer questions focused on strengthening our relationships. They explore how we can support friends and loved ones who are experiencing depression while also caring for ourselves, managing different levels of capacity within a relationship, maintaining self-worth and trust in the context of body image insecurities, and navigating the often tricky dynamics of a partner’s relationship with their ex. The episode closes with Rick and Forrest sharing how they’ve handled repair in their parent/child relationship, and what we can do to manage anxieties about the future. 

You can watch this episode on YouTube.

Key Topics:

  • 0:00: Introduction
  • 1:40: Establishing boundaries with a loved one who is depressed
  • 10:30: Managing different levels of capacity in a relationship
  • 16:45: Body image insecurity, and trusting that others love us
  • 31:45: How do I navigate my partner’s relationship with their ex?
  • 42:15: I’m nervous that as my child ages they’ll blame me for my bad parenting. What can I do?
  • 1:02:15: Recap

Forrest is now writing on Substack, check out his work there.

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