In this episode of the Intimate Marriage Podcast, Alexandra Stockwell, MD, is joined by her husband, Rodd Stockwell, MD, to discuss a common dynamic in relationships where powerful, intelligent, ambitious women tend to take charge and express their desires, while their men respond with acquiescence and overwhelm.
Rodd shares how Alexandra’s emotions used to be overwhelming for him. He would look to her for guidance navigating the intensity but didn’t like what he found. Alexandra explains that this dynamic often leads to resentment and unhealthy coping mechanisms. They discuss the importance of men cultivating their own point of view and valuing it as highly as their partner’s.
Rodd describes aiming to be like an oak tree in the face of his wife’s stormy intensity, and how this has brought more stability and connection to their relationship.
Also in this episode:
- Men should cultivate their own point of view and value it equally to their partner’s perspective.
- Recognize your own response in intense situations and practice being an oak tree, rooted in your own reality.
- Being emotionally stable will help both of you.
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About Alexandra Stockwell, MD
Known as “The Intimacy Doctor,” Alexandra Stockwell, MD is a Relationship and Intimacy Coach and an Intimate Marriage Expert who specializes in coaching ambitious, successful couples to build beautiful, long-lasting, passionate relationships. She is the bestselling author of “Uncompromising Intimacy,” host of The Intimate Marriage Podcast, and creator of the Aligned & Hot Marriage program.
For over two decades, she’s been guiding men and women to bring pleasure and purpose into all aspects of life— from the daily grind of running a household to creating ecstatic experiences in the bedroom—all while maintaining extraordinary professional success!
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