The Intimate Marriage Podcast with Alexandra Stockwell, MD

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Is your marriage really great, and you’re wondering what more is possible for you? Are you feeling stuck in a rut and can’t seem to find your way back to one another? If you want your relationship to feel truly amazing, join Alexandra Stockwell, MD, physician, and Intimate Marriage Expert every week, as she shares the secrets to creating and sustaining a deep, meaningful, and passionate marriage.

In this episode of The Intimate Marriage Podcast, Alexandra Stockwell, MD, welcomes back Rodd Stockwell to explore the infamous bread story that lead to a shift in their marriage to embrace uncompromising intimacy.

Initially, a trivial disagreement arose between Alexandra and Rodd regarding bread storage. Rodd grew up storing bread in the refrigerator, while Alexandra stored it on the counter. Ultimately, Alexandra compromised by storing the bread in the fridge, leading to resentment. Over time, they grew curious about each other’s perspectives, viewing the issue objectively and depersonalizing it. They realized the importance of being seen, heard, and supported in their relationship; they focused on understanding each other’s perspectives and approached the matter objectively and impersonally. They achieved a strong emotional bond by openly communicating their needs while still maintaining their individuality. They worked together to enhance their decision-making process by balancing practicality and spontaneity. This journey brought them closer, improved their relationship, and deepened their understanding.

Also in this episode:

  • Differences in upbringing and expectations
  • The similarities between Alexandra and Rodd’s backgrounds
  • The first step of compromise is to become curious
  • Compromise is the opposite of drying out
  • Where Alexandra and Rodd store their bread now
  • The power of seeing and hearing your spouse
  • How you do anything is how you do everything
  • How our family cultures may differ

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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!

131. Exploring The Bread Story That Shifted Our Marriage From Compromise To Uncompromising Intimacy | feat. Rodd Stockwell

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