Episode 32 - Daring to Let Go: The Vital Role of Space in Intimate Relating


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Most of us were taught to hang on in relationship no matter what. In this episode, I talk about how letting go and creating space can actually bring us closer to love especially in long term relationships.

1:14 Closeness without space creates imbalance.

1:26 Autonomy and unity – we need both.

1:56 It’s very common for couples to hang on.

2:40 My client didn’t have an example of individuality inside of long-term relationship

3:17 It’s easy to imagine that space means defeat when we don’t have examples.

4:05 Relationships have their cycles – life always follows death.

4:34 Letting die our idea of the relationship we wished we had.

5:22 What comes up for you when you imagine letting go of the familiar?

5:38 For years, I hung on. Letting go felt unbearable.

6:00 A personal story.

8:30 My willingness to stop clinging allowed me to choose better.

8:51 I am on the side of health.

9:05 This week’s homework.

Resources: Gay and Katie Hendricks and The Hendricks Institute https://hendricks.com/

Podcast produced by Sal DeRosalia

Music composed and performed by Aimee Mia Kelley

Photo by Максим Степаненко on Unsplash

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