“Swoon” Show Notes: Episode #47 – All of Me - Valentines Day for Couples

Jeff Guenther, MS, LPC on Feb 02, 2020 in Swoon

‘Tis the season for Valentine’s Day. Join Julie and Gina this week to talk through the best ways to approach cupid’s holiday for people in relationships.

This episode covers:

  • Why many people need a day to focus on love
  • How to manage expectations in relationships for the Valentines Day holiday
  • How to ask for what you want and need in loving relationships
  • How to deal with sexual pressure and obligation on the holiday
  • How the Five Love Languages can help you give and receive love with less complication

                                      Memorable Quotes

                                      “One of the places people can get in trouble is when one person has hopes and dreams about the day and the other is kind of apathetic. So I often see people in my office in the aftermath of Valentine’s Day.”

                                      “Why not set aside a day to celebrate love and partnership?"

                                      “A lot of people are afraid to name their needs because they don’t want to seen ‘needy’ so then they don’t get their needs met.”

                                      “What are you needing to create more excitement around sex instead of feeling pressure?”

                                          Resouces from the Podcast

                                          What Julie and Gina Want People to Know About Love Episode

                                          Understanding Your Erotic Template Episode

                                          Action Steps

                                          Create a Love List with your partner. Share favorite memories, gifts, and ways you’ve honored love in your life.

                                          Discuss the Five Love Languages with your partner.

                                          You can find a therapist at TherapyDen.

                                          Your Swoon hosts

                                          Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a sexuality counselor and communication consultant specializing in healthy boundaries, passionate relationships, jealousy, and infidelity. She supports non-traditional couples all over the world as a retreat leader and certified relationship coach.
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                                          Julie Jeske, LPC is a sex and relationship counselor. She has a private practice where she helps clients increase intimacy, ignite passion and deepen their connection to themselves and others. Julie especially loves to help women discover who they are sexually. Through counseling, online classes, or in-person retreats; her clients learn how to talk about their sexual and relationship desires, and explore ways to make them a reality.
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                                          Jeff Guenther is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR.

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