It’s that time of the week again– there’s a new episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions podcast!
Here’s what I cover in episode 20:
Do neglected chores break a relationship? After reading this post over at Must Be This Tall To Ride about how the author’s wife effectively felt unappreciated, disrespected, unloved etc, due to him failing to honour her request to not leave dishes etc in the sink, I talk about why when stuff like leaving the cap off the toothpaste or laundry on the floor becomes the fuel for a battleground or even a breakdown of a relationship, it’s a sign that we need to acknowledge the deeper issues behind our frustrations plus why being of service isn’t the same as showing up. | Read more about Buffers (as mentioned in the segment) and being indispensable instead of vulnerable.
The 8 Types of Inner Critic Find out about the motivations and irrational fears of the 8 types of inner critics including The Perfectionist, The Spoiler, and The Pusher. | Find out more about the Tune In To Your Inner Voice 30-Day Project.
Six magic words for the responsibility dumper: It’s demoralising to argue with someone who is coming from a perspective where they actually think that they can dump their responsibility for something on you. I share a one-liner that makes it clear that you’re not going to be drawn into trying to make sense out of nonsense.
Listener Question – Should I keep trying to initiate a healthy confrontation conversation [with the conflict avoider]? What do you do when you have issues in your relationship but your partner is a conflict dodger and then next thing, they’ve ghosted you? I explain why it’s time to leave it alone.
What Nat Learned This Week: My daughter being unwell over this past week gave me a good reminder about intuition and why we don’t need to get hung up on whether it’s ‘right’.
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