Sex.Love.Power.: The intimacy podcast for powerful women & those who love them

The Heart of Intimacy, The Root of Conflict

April 07, 2022 Michele Lisenbury Christensen Season 1 Episode 52
Sex.Love.Power.: The intimacy podcast for powerful women & those who love them
The Heart of Intimacy, The Root of Conflict
Show Notes

This is a different kind of episode. Often, I record podcast episodes about things that have come up with clients recently or I initiate out of conversations that I feel like we need to have in the culture that we haven't been having. Today's episode is about a topic that is blowing my mind right now, because I didn't think of it this way until I was reading this amazing book, "The Audacity to Be You" by Brad Reedy. In this episode, I want to talk about Reedy’s concept of the “three circles” because I believe that this concept is at the heart of intimacy. And it's also at the root of most conflict, especially between two people.

As you listen to this episode, you'll discover:

  • Brad Reedy’s “three circles model” and how it ties in with what I am learning about myself
  • How we get walled off from one another or tangled up in each other's selves 
  • How we can use the three circles model to better know ourselves and our partner
  • Where to start to create more of a sense of self and healthier intimacy with other people
  • How this can apply to many of your relationships- whether it’s your spouse, children, or friends 

And more. 

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“The inner work of being an adult is to find those pieces of ourselves that we've disowned, that we thought weren't lovable, that we thought that no one could both see and care about us and to bring those backup.”

-Michele Lisenbury Christensen

Hot Moments in This Episode:

  • What it means to keep people out of your circle (6:34)
  • The two jobs you each have in your relationship circle (8:46)
  • What I do when my husband’s bad mood causes me anxiety (13:31)
  • The messages we learn from childhood about our true selves (16:09)

The Audacity to be You by Brad Reedy

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