In part one of this two-part conversation, Lacy talks with Celesta Harris, a forensic psychologist with the Texas Department of Public Safety, about ways couples can improve their relationship, which can lead to stronger health. Studies show that feeling supported, understood, and accepted increases happiness and reduces our risk for health problems. But what if you don’t feel that way in your partnership or marriage? Dr. Harris describes concrete steps couples can take to improve communication about difficult feelings.
If you want to learn more about this topic, be sure to tune in to part 2 of the conversation, airing on 2/18/2022. You may also register for her ERS Wellness Webinar “Building Healthy Relationships” on 2/17/2022 at this link. A recording of that webinar will be published in the ERS Webinar Archives at this link.
In this podcast, Dr. Harris references a Brené Brown video on Empathy vs. Sympathy. Here is the link to this great 3 minute video!