Pacing our communication and seeking consent for the small and big transitions in conversation can smooth the rough edges of our relating and build trust. In this episode, I share this “relational superpower” with you step-by-step.
1:13 I tell you what I’m going to do before I do it (aka this is the tool)
2:02 I define consent
2:30 What gets in the way of bringing our whole selves along into our love lives
3:37 Consent is like the rails to hang on to through the perils of intimacy
4:08 The benefits of asking before you ask
4:45 The alternative is to blurt it out and surprise the people around us
5:31 A personal story about two friends and their struggle with consent
6:52 Here’s what might have helped
8:30 Holding the worldview of the other person as we attune our communication
8:48 This week’s homework
Dr. Jessica Tartaro
Intimacy Coach & Connection Facilitator
Pronouns “She” + “Her”
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