Man Talk on Marriage

Man Talk on Marriage

Couples therapist, author, and relationship expert, Dr. Todd Berntson, helps you experience a deeper sense of love, connection, and intimacy in your marriage. Discover the keys to identifying and addressing unhelpful communication patterns, resolving conflict, overcoming infidelity, and in the worst case, whether a marriage can be saved. You will learn about emotional bonding, the role of sex in the relationship, dealing with questions of money, kids, and in-laws, and overcoming challenges so that your marriage can remain strong in the face of adversity. Subscribe today to learn the keys to a more intimate and fulfilling marriage.


July 12, 2024 20 mins

In this episode, I answer a question that I was asked at a workshop I recently gave: "Why do people even have relationships?" I discuss how our relationships with our family and partners affect how we feel about ourselves. In this episode, I do a deep dive into our emotional needs in relationships and why conflict arises when those needs are not being met.
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In this episode, we discuss how people pleasing often emerges from childhood trauma, what it is, how to recognize when you are engaging in people pleasing, and some simple tools to putting your own needs before needs of others. People pleasing if often associated with a damaged sense of self, so we tend to put the needs of others before our own in an effort to gain emotional validation.
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June 26, 2024 27 mins

In this episode, we discuss the root cause of infidelity and why it is such a common occurrence in a marriage.  Issues like feeling disconnected, alone, and unappreciated as well as frustrations with your sexual life can all conspire to make infidelity more likely. Learn about some of the most common warning signs that your partner may be having an affair as well as the most effective strategy for healing the relationship after and...

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#003. We discuss two topics in this episode that affect a lot of relationships. These are a phenomenon that I call an Internal Emotional Collapse, which is when one partner in the relationship becomes so flooded with negative emotion during difficult conversations with their partner, that they emotionally collapse inside. The other topic is what I call The Trap Test, which is a pattern of self-sabotage in relationships. Both of the...

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June 12, 2024 23 mins

#002: This episode is a look into the emotional lives of men and why emotional communication can be so difficult. Exploring biological differences between the sexes and the way in which men and women are socialized differently when it comes to emotional expression, you will learn about some of the different pressures that make it difficult for many men to recognize and verbalize what they are feeling. You will also learn two simple...

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June 9, 2024 22 mins

#001: In this episode, you will learn about how the emotional attachment bond is the single-most important factor to a successful marriage. When relationships are in trouble, it is because something is affecting that emotional bond. We will talk about addiction and how that impacts relationships, and we will hear from one of my clients about her experience with addiction. You will also learn a simple relationship skill called the e...

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