August 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Online practice to keep that loving feeling going
with Rick Longinotti, Marriage & Family Therapist
Second Saturdays, starting June 10th, 9:30-11am
Cost per session: sliding scale $50-$80 per couple; $25-$40 individual REGISTER HERE
This small class on Second Saturdays of the month will start with a mini-lesson on the topic below, followed by practice on communication challenges that participants indicate are relevant. Come with or without your partner.
This is a class for people who have already taken my NVC for Couples class or have equivalent experience with NVC.
June 10th: The Moral Standards Jackal
We’ll figure out how to free our requests from appeals to moral standards like fairness. Instead, we’ll use the language that speaks to our partner’s heart. We’ll also practice what to do if your partner is using moral standards on you.
July 8: The Hurt Feelings Jackal
How can you tell your partner you feel disappointed, without them responding with guilty feelings? How do you respond when you think your partner is making you responsible for their feelings?
August 12: The Entitled Jackal
We live in a culture where people think they should have more power, based on their role. They get to decide, because they are the main breadwinner, the one with primary responsibility for the children, the smarter one, etc. Relationships work better when we get our expectations out on the table where we can re-negotiate them. Let’s practice doing that compassionately.
September 9th: Natural Giving Instead of Obligation
Our culture teaches us we have an obligation to our partner. Our sense of obligation kills the joy of giving. It’s like having sex out of a sense of duty. We’ll practice removing obstacles to our natural desire to give to our partner.