Why We See Our Intimate Partners as a Threat

In a midst of a conflict or when we are angry at our partner, Marla Mattenson, Relationship and Intimacy expert, asserts that we are actually seeing our partner as a threat. This can send us into a flight, flight or freeze response which, in relationship, results in lying, blaming and defense. To have a working, intimate and fulfilling relationship, it’s important to be able to respond in a responsible way.

Using her neuroscience and mathematics background, Marla is uniquely gifted at working with couples to identify these negative habitual patterns. Over the course of her 22-year career, she's helped more than 12,000 couples including Academy Award winning actors, producers and directors, NBA players and coaches, Grammy Award winning artists, and millionaire entrepreneurs.

Currently, she specializes in coaching entrepreneurial couples who have an urgent desire to transform both their relationship and their business.

Today, we’ll talk about why we see our partners as a threat, how to begin navigating conflict given this discovery, and what to do when we mess it up.


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The song featured on this show is "Slow Burn" by AUTOGRAF.