In this episode of The Intimate Marriage Podcast, Alexandra Stockwell, MD talks about why compromise is the most common advice given for a great marriage but can unintentionally damage relationships by holding back parts of oneself. Uncompromising intimacy is bringing one’s whole self to the relationship and expressing one’s thoughts, feelings, desires, experiences, and dreams, without holding back.
Alexandra also shares her personal experience of going through a phase of disconnection with her husband, and the existential crisis she faced in mustering the courage to discuss it with him. Couples need to be open and honest with each other about their needs and desires and work together to reignite the spark in their relationship.
Also in this episode:
- The definition of uncompromising intimacy
- The problems with compromise in relationships
- The damage caused by compromise
- Prioritizing avoiding conflict, keeping partner happy, and not rocking the boat
- Unconscious competence in compromise
- Intentionality needed for uncompromising intimacy
- Fulfillment of desires in relationships
- Creating solutions as a team
- How sharing oneself and being received contributes to intimacy
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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!