We've been getting a lot of questions from listeners about how to navigate difference of political opinions in relationships, just in time for the US election this episode we invited Jeff to join us to talk about how political difference is impacting relationships.
“When things become polarized, they become difficult to talk about."
"It's more than about political ideas, it's about competing needs and values."
"The goal is to be curious, understanding, and non-judgmental."
"The content of the conversation matters less than the values underneath."
"There's a shaming performative effect happening now that tries to make us claim teams."
"Healthy conflict is about understanding each other. The last few years things have moved from building understanding to arguing to convince each other.”
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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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