Why It's Up to You to Take Charge of Your Emotional Reality GUEST: James L. Creighton
Got Empathy? That's one key that unlocks the willingness to enter into a problem-solving process with your partner, according to today's guest, Dr. James. L. Creighton. You need more!
Dr. Creighton says:
"Empathy allows us to enter into the emotional reality of our loved ones, so that even when there are differences, there is still shared experience."
In today's episode, I'm asking how to keep that 'shared experience' loving, kind, and helpful. It takes willingness, skill, finesse, and interest to keep a relationship strong and growing. Dr. Creighton has been married for a very long time. He openly shares the good and not-so-good moments, and how he and his wife have weathered the difficult ones.
His recent book, Loving Through Your Differences, draws on the latest research in cognitive science and developmental psychology to show how we invent our realities with our perceptual minds. He offers clear, concrete tools for shifting perceptions and reframing responses, with the result that couples move out of the fear and alienation of "your way or my way" and into a deep understanding of the other that allows for an "our way."
HIGHLIGHTS OF TODAY'S EPISODE:
- Why the ability to reframe is important to loving through your differences
- How Dr. Creighton's Five Minute Rule helps let off steam
- Important steps in the problem-solving process that can't be missed
- How to get past not agreeing with each other
- Do we have to share an "emotional reality" in order to stay together?
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GUEST: JAMES L. CREIGHTON, PhD
James L. Creighton, PhD, is the author of Loving Through Your Differences. A psychologist and relationship consultant, he has worked with couples and conducted communications training for more than fifty years. Creighton recently developed and conducted couples conflict training for several hundred professional staff of the Thailand Department of Mental Health, based on a new Thai translation of his book, How Loving Couples Fight. He has taught throughout North America as well as in Korea, Japan, Israel, Brazil, Egypt, Russia, and the Republic of Georgia.
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