In this episode of The Intimate Marriage Podcast, Alexandra Stockwell, MD, considers that love is not enough. We want it to be, but many couples love one another and it’s not enough to enjoy their dream marriage.
She discusses the importance of relationship skills, personal growth, and being willing to understand your partner better in order to create nourishing, connected, joyful experiences. She delves into ways our childhoods shape our perception of love and influence our response to our spouse. She emphasizes that these are learnable skills, requiring courage and openness to grow. Key skills include cultivating curiosity, asking open-ended questions, and understanding how your spouse experiences love. Lastly, Alexandra addresses the challenge of aligning emotional and sexual intimacy and offers suggestions to bridge the gap.
Also in this episode:
- Why love isn’t enough for a marriage to flourish
- The difference between love experienced by an adult and love experienced by a child
- Learning how to have a fantastic relationship is totally within reach
- Transformation begins with cultivating curiosity
- Connect with your spouse by conveying that they are deeply loved
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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!