Relationships Let's Talk About It!

Relationships Let's Talk About It!

Hosted by Pripo Teplitsky LCMHC , a psychotherapist specializing in relationships issues. This podcast uses guest conversations and solocasts to help people forge the awareness and skills to better their relationships and thrive!

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August 9, 2022 55 min

Corey Costanzo is the Co-Owner of Asheville’s Still Point Wellness Spa, a licensed addiction counselor, trauma specialist, master didgeridoo player, colleague, and good friend.

In this episode, Corey and I have a conversation about Shame. Shame involves an internalized feeling of being exposed and humiliated. Shame is different from guilt. Shame is a feeling of badness about the self. Hidden shame often drives self-destructive beha...

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Shaun Rawls - is highly sought-after keynote speaker and author of “F”-IT-LESS -  Rawls spent 25 years working in real estate, ultimately building Atlanta’s #1 residential real estate firm, The Rawls Group of Keller Williams. Having met many of his professional goals, Rawls made a deliberate choice to shift his attention out of the daily operations of his firm and into new ways he could add even more value to others. Through his wo...

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It can be difficult to be in a relationship if you don’t have a great deal of self-love. Remember that self-love is important for enjoying a happy, healthy, and respectful relationship. When you are secure, confident, and feeling good about yourself you feed positive energy into the space between you. One's relationship with oneself is crucial to proper development.

In this episode, I have a conversation with Cathy Courtenay. C...

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Agreeing to disagreeing may be essential in our relationships. We also need to know to how to work effective compromises when we differ. Getting away from the negative mindset of “right” and “wrong” is essential. Disagreeing in fact is beneficial in healthy relationships if done correctly. Disagreeing can provide an opportunity to address issues, get insights and understandings and most of all can strengthen intimacy. 

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In this solocast I talk about some red flags to be aware of in your relationships. Not every red flag a sign that the relationship won’t work, but understanding your non-negotiable one will help you to understand whether to stick around or not. So it is important to understand the difference workable differences and non- negotiables. Recognizing our own relationship patterns is key. Do you find yourself repeating the same old patte...

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Many people don’t realize but colors can have an effect on our moods, emotions and therefore on our relationships. Color is an immediate form of non-verbal communication. Color association is also dependent on people’s innate feelings and experiences, and can have subconscious effects on their decision making as well having influence on how people relate to one another.

In this episode I have a conversation with my wife, Yvonne Rai...

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In this solocast I talk about the importance of your thoughts and how they create the reality of your relationships. The way we think about our relationship and our partner matters. When we start to have judgmental and critical thoughts of our partners we tend to “see” more of this behavior which solidify these beliefs. We need to look at our partners from a different “lens”, one of more positive and appreciative beliefs and though...

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Corey Costanzo is the Co-Owner of Asheville’s Still Point Wellness Spa, a licensed addiction counselor, trauma specialist, master didgeridoo player, colleague, and good friend.

In this episode, Corey and I have a conversation about Adult tantrums, especial mantrums (male tantrums). We have uncontrolled outburst and expressions of anger. Adult temper tantrums can be sometimes be used as a mechanism to manipulate others, cover up  fe...

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Many people have never truly felt seen and heard before, which can be isolating and lonely. When you are deeply seen for who you are, the gift of feeling comfortable in your own skin can emerge. “Circling” is a communication technique and tool to help you learn how to get into another person’s world in a way for them to feel more deeply heard, seen and understood.

In this episode, I have a conversation with my friend Gregg Levoy an...

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April 5, 2022 52 min
Separation and Divorce can be an emotional difficult time. The emotions of sadness, anger, grief and fear are typically experienced.  Most divorces are rife with conflict among separating and divorcing partners. It takes a tremendous toll not only on the people divorcing but also their children, family and friends. Is it possible to have a healthy divorce? One that honors not only each person but the union that was once filled with...

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The public health crisis of addiction and overdoses continue to rise. Fentanyl poisoning now ranks No.1 on the biggest list of killers of 18-45 yr. olds in the United States, for the last three years by a wide margin. Destigmatizing mental illness and addiction is crucial to empower those suffering to reach out for help. Many people do not understand and also fail to educate themselves on the importance of mental health and due to ...

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March 8, 2022 48 min

What does it mean to have your partner’s back? The feeling of emotional safety and the knowing that you can rely on your partner in many ways, especially at time of stress, overwhelm and crises is a cornerstone to this support and safety. Relieving each other’s “load” and lending support is a hallmark of healthy dependence. Emotional safety is also taken away and eroded when partners don’t have each other’s back.

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February 22, 2022 54 min

We all have held on to conflicts, resentments, arguments, grudges, and anger. The decision of whether to bring up and try to resolve a conflict is a tricky one. When is the right time? How should you do it? What if your partner is not open to talk about it? Is it healthy to just let it go and move on? And if you decide to let go of a conflict, what do you do instead?

In this episode I have a conversation with my wife, Yvonne Rainbo...

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February 8, 2022 48 min

Have you ever felt controlled in your relationship? Or have you been accused of being controlling? Do you think you know the best way to do to do things? At the root of most relationship control issues is fear: fear of rejection, fear of being wrong, fear of vulnerability, fear of abandonment, fear of things going wrong. Also, anxiety is widely considered to be the underlying common denominator of a strong need to exert control.

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January 25, 2022 30 min

Have you ever felt not heard or seen by your partner or others? Like the times you believe you are clearly communicating something but the other person does not acknowledge what you are saying, doesn’t understand you, or for that matter disregards you and your wants and needs. Or what about when you hold back your truth or something you need because you are concerned of hurting the other person. And, perhaps you’ve tried everything...

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January 11, 2022 35 min

This world is desperately in need of healthy masculinity and all men owe it to themselves to do the work to bring that into fruition. One way is for men to be honest with themselves about their own feelings, needs and desires and to be able to communicate this in connecting and accountable ways. This is a daily practice, one that will lead to intentional self-growth and commitment to change and therefore a pathway to more enriching...

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Feeling Like A Fraud? Understanding The Imposter Syndrome.

“I feel like a fake”. “I must not fail”. “I just got lucky”. “I hope nobody ever finds out who I really am”. If this is some of your inner dialogue, you may be experiencing the phenomenon, “The Imposter Syndrome”. Don’t worry you are not alone. Studies show that an estimated 70% of people experience these impostor feelings at some point in their lives.

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Aftermath of a Fight or Regrettable Incident

Most people do not have a good way to process the conflicts and fights after the fact. Typical attempts not only fall flight but most of the time spiral right back into the unproductive and disconnecting experience instead of healing and connecting ways.

In this episode my wife Yvonne Rainbow and I explore ways we have and do handle the aftermath of fights or conflicts we experience. We ...

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In this solocast I talk about the importance of everyday transitions. We have so many of them throughout our day; waking up, leaving the house, coming home, going to sleep, etc. How do you interact with your loved ones during these moments? When we prioritize “showing up” and being present, our connection in those moments feed not only the energy of our interactions but the level of intimacy of our relationships.

“Learn to do trans...

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November 2, 2021 61 min

Love Addiction

Moe Bruce is passionate about investing in deep and meaningful connections and intimacy, engaging with others, building relationships, and being present in the moment. For 20 years, she has been a coach and consultant for CEOs and global leaders in large and small international organizations and has built profound connections with strangers throughout America and Europe. She’s always had a deep curiosity about how pe...

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