Thunder Thighs & Trickster Vibes
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- Look at your relationship challenges from a fresh perspective, get unstuck, and see options you hadn't considered before.
- Learn that it's possible to coexist happily with your partner, even if you have very different preferences and views about the world.
- Learn techniques to settle your nervous system (stop the "panic/fight or flight" instinct) during tense moments with your partner, so that you can think clearly and find solutions together.
- Break the frustrating cycle of conflict > apologizing (or caving in) > making up > brief period of calm > then, exact same conflict again.
- Learn how to take a conflict about something big (money, parenting, sex) or small (laundry, dishes, dinner plans) and shift from the conversation from "stressful" to "inspiring and exciting."
- Create more intimacy and passion with your partner and build a relationship where both of you feel vibrant and alive.
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