Back for the second time is my good friend, Nick Solaczek. Nick is a relationship coach and teacher specializing in romantic relationships with an emphasis on safe conversations, conscious relationship principles, mindfulness, authenticity and boundary setting. Nick works closely with IMAGO theory in his practice, believing that the image we project has a significant influence on who we are attracted to and how we show up in our relationship.
In this episode, we jam on how to create stronger romantic relationships, how our childhood experiences are responsible for many of our triggers in our adult relationships, the influence of fear and how it guides our actions, and more juicy relational truths. Tune in to hear Nick share mic-drops on how to communicate more clearly to ask for what we want and how to use struggle to strengthen our partnerships instead of drive us apart.
Nick also teaches us about his relational theory, The Developmental Mountain, which he shares in depth in his new course: Romantic Relationship Reset. Get the link and a discount below!
02:12 How we have historically approached couples work
06:34 Romance is propagandized by culture
10:14 We all have conflicts in the kitchen
18:24 Relational dynamics of the Seeker, Maximizer, Minimizer
25:40 How childhood experiences show up in adult relationships
26:48 We show and respond to emotion differently
29:56 The power of fear
34:54 The struggle is normal
41:47 Ways to ask for what you want
48:01 Why we deal with things the way we do
50:35 The Developmental Mountain
57:32 The Relationship Reset