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Race, Culture, & the False Fairy Tale: Relationship “Therapy” with Erin & Adrien

After Relationship Therapy Part 1, we had such a huge response we knew we had to make a part 2.

In this episode, we’re approaching it with the same attitude we did in the first one. We’ll speak from our experience and hopefully help you add some mindfulness to your own relationships, but please take “therapy” lightly. We’re not licensed pros, just two people sharing our personal experiences over the last 10+ years.

In this episode we’ll talk about… 
+ handling difficult transitions in life with mindfulness
+ how we keep the “flame burning” even as daily life goes on
+ dealing with the other when they’re in a bad mood
+ how different race & culture influence our relationship
+ that time we fought in Paris
+ “surprise rituals”
+ the fairy tale flaw

Enjoy!

Over to you! Gimme details! What did you think? Any similar struggles or funny overlaps between you and the two of us?

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7 Comments

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    Marleen

    February 21, 2018 at 2:58 am

    I love this podcast-series because I’m learning a lot as a relationship-newbie. I’m in my first “official” relationship for more than two months now – I know, so short! Luckily I knew from the beginning that it’s not a fairytale at all. We’ve already been trough a lot in the short time we’re together, but I think those things eventually help to make your relationship deeper and stronger. The one thing I keep worrying about is the fact that we met each other in our gap-year and we’re both going to college this september. I’m going to study in another city and he’s staying ‘here’, but I’m really afraid that our relationship is going to change and that just doesn’t work when we’re not having a gap year. Maybe this is something you could discuss if you’re doing another episode: dealing with big life-changes like going to college or getting a job afterwards of one or both in a relationship?

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    fuerzanaval

    February 25, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Una possibile alternativa è la cosiddetta cognitive remediation therapy, la terapia di riabilitazione cognitiva, una strategia sviluppata per il trattamento della schizofrenia che punta a migliorare alcune capacità neuro-cognitive come attenzione, memoria di lavoro, flessibilità cognitiva.

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    Daniel

    February 27, 2018 at 6:21 am

    Thank you for the comment, nice to meet you

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    Laura Kelley

    August 25, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Wow. I do see similarities here. First there is a bit of cultural difference. I am British living in FL and my husband is American from NM. We have been together 12 years. We don’t celebrate Valentines but believe in the small things to show we care. Flowers, me mowing the yard so he has the whole weekend free. Making cupcakes for him. We argue a bit. He is placid and I am more the angry person that holds grudges. He is only in a bad mood with work sometimes which makes him snippy and then I get snippy because he put me in a bad mood with his bad mood, lol. Apart from all that, we do get on well and have been thru a lot of things and still together. We started dating and moved in together 2 months later. Some say it was too soon but I knew my ex husband from when I was 11 and it still didn’t work out. It’s all about balance, give and take, respecting each other, helping and supporting each other. We both cuddled on the couch listening. I got quite a few “that’s so you, yup, you do that, you say that, you act like that”. LOL. You do have such a strong relationship and you can tell its 100% geninue.

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    Gaven Rank

    December 20, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    In fact, nowadays it is very difficult to find psychological help and it is better to turn straight to professionals who can help without problems. I already know such people and I can tell you more about this case. This is where you should definitely turn here for relationship counselor online , that’s why it is definitely worth everyone to think about asking for help in detail. They helped me and at a low cost. I got a real resource to move on with my life. Only professionals and no one else can help like that.

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    Emily

    June 8, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Hello. I listened to your podcast and I really liked how you are able to present information. It’s a pleasure to listen to you. Thank you for sharing with us a piece of your life to show us that in any relationship between people, different situations are possible and you can get out of them and keep the relationship. It seems to me that we should all listen and realize that any disputes can be resolved through conversation and it is always worth remembering that you once fell in love with the same person. It is worthwhile to calm down a little and remember the good moments from your life and together try to keep the warmth of your relationship.
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