Joanna Harrison: How to Argue More Productively
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Some of us spend years having the same arguments with our partner, on repeat. Others drift into a state of lonely togetherness where we don’t bother to talk about discontents, because it just feels pointless.
Joanna Harrison is a marital therapist who has identified five arguments that all couples need to have. If you can work through these issues, your chances of building a healthy, happy relationship are much stronger.
In this week’s episode, Andrew and Joanna discuss basic skills for productive conflict, why we try to avoid arguments, and how therapy can help.
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⭐️Andrew and Joanna’s best piece of advice for couples struggling to disagree productively.
⭐️3 things Joanna KNOWS to be true.
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