Summary of this Episode

In this episode of the Generous Marriage Podcast we discuss:

  • The story of Emily and Charlie, who were fighting a lot about chores and who’s doing more around the house. In these fights they were shaming each other, and this shame held them back from connecting – emotionally or sexually – and they didn’t have sex for 6 months.
    Emily and Charlie had to learn the antidote to shame – being vulnerable with each other – so they can share the deeper needs and feelings behind their positions about the house chores. They learned to negotiate needs in intimacy.

    The emotional intimacy they cultivated soon led to re-establishing and even deepening their sexual connection.
  • The tool of daring to be vulnerable at least once, every day with your partner.
  • The Research of Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston, who has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy.
    She became famous through her super popular TED talks:

    https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability
    https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame

Bonus Game for Practicing Vulnerability

We prepared a fun game that can help you practice vulnerability with your partner.

To download the game, click the button below: