36. To Offer & Receive Influence

Who gets the final say when you and your partner disagree?

In The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Gottman calls the ability to discuss and decide as a team “Accepting Influence.”

Bruce Pagano joins me on this episode to share his personal experience navigating this issue as well as his professional insights as a couples therapist. Bruce shares, “For me, I had to really learn to just be quiet and listen to what she was saying without trying to fix things. And then she had to learn to speak up.”

Whether you need to work on your listening and willingness to be influenced or you need to work on speaking up and offering influence you’ll find some great insights for you and your relationship in this episode.

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