Being Well Podcast: Elizabeth Ferreira: How to Create a Secure Relationship
June 10, 2024

On this episode of The Being Well Podcast, somatic trauma therapist Elizabeth Ferreira joins Forrest to explore how we can create a secure relationship. They talk about the lessons they’ve learned from their relationship, the impact of trauma and prior relationship wounds, and how very different people can make things work. Topics include complex PTSD, how to work through disagreements, changing our model of relationships, and learning how to actually support your partner.

I loved this conversation, and hope you enjoy it!

You can watch this episode on YouTube.

Key Topics:

  • 0:00: Introduction
  • 1:10: The myth of relationships solving your problems, and self-awareness
  • 4:25: Me, you, and us
  • 13:45: Changing your partner by changing yourself
  • 16:45: Embracing the challenges of vulnerability
  • 23:25: Disagreeing well, making specific requests, and holding space
  • 33:05: Learning how to support your partner
  • 37:40: Five different styles of relationship
  • 40:55: Moving from trying to please your partner to showing compassion
  • 45:15: Love as a choice, and expressing wants and needs positively
  • 49:30: Simply liking your partner

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

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