Pulling The Thread with Elise Loehnen

The Reprioritization of Relationship (Lori Gottlieb)

The Reprioritization of Relationship (Lori Gottlieb)

Pulling The Thread with Elise Loehnen - December 9, 2021 - 49:48

“I think what COVID did was it really made people realize that the state of their emotions, the state of their relationships, all of those things that felt very optional, meaning they were important to people, but in the rushing around of daily life, you, you could kind of ignore them a little bit. Um, you know, you didn't have to really think about them or face them. They weren't, a mirror was not being held up to you in the way that it was during COVID. And so I think that the, the good thing that came out of all of this is that people really said, oh, I want to understand this better.”So says Lori Gottlieb, one of my favorite conversation partners. Lori is a psychotherapist and the author of the bestselling MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE, which is a brilliant exploration of what it means to be in therapy and be a therapist—in her storytelling, she manages to touch on everything from existential anxiety to inconceivable loss. She’s also the co-host of the DEAR THERAPIST podcast, a brilliant show that tackles peoples’ real problems, like narcissistic partners and parental alienation. In today’s episode of this podcast, Lori and I get into the impact of COVID on our partnerships, the often uncredited grief of single people, and how we can come to deepen the intimacy of our most important relationships, whether they’re with lovers, friends, family, or even co-workers.EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: We’re all unreliable narrators…(6:05) Emotional egalitarianism…(16:00) COVID and the great reprioritization…(22:53) When is it time to let a relationship go...(36:44) MORE FROM LORI:Maybe You Should Talk to SomeoneMaybe You Should Talk to Someone: The WorkbookDear Therapists PodcastLori's WebsiteLori's Instagram

Previous Episode

Solving the American Gun Crisis (Ryan Busse)

December 2, 2021 - 54:08
“The NRA and gun owners then signified, you know, the sort of comradery, responsibility, safety, sort of a bygone, I don't know, sort of...

Next Episode

Why Don’t We Believe Women? (Deborah Tuerkheimer)

December 16, 2021 - 44:28
“Outside the legal context, I'm urging readers and listeners in this case to think very deliberately about whether that high standard of...

About The Show

45-minute conversations and investigations with today's leading thinkers, authors, experts, doctors, healers, scientists about life's biggest questions: Why do we do what we do? How can we come to know and love ourselves better? How can we come together to heal and build a better world?