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On this week’s episode, Ameé talks with renowned couples expert and author, Dr. Stan Tatkin.  Stan Tatkin, is a clinician, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT). He has a clinical practice in Calabasas, CA, where he has specialized for the last 20 years in working with couples and individuals who wish to be in relationships. And he is the author of many books on the topic of relationships including Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship, published by New Harbinger.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

Why is a romantic partner even necessary? What are the benefits of being tethered to another person? 

What is Attachment Theory and how does our attachment style affect us as adults?  

What is attraction and why do we go for certain types of people, even if they are “wrong” for us?

How do you become an expert in your partner? 

Ultimately, how do we know this other person is worth the effort? What are our cues? 

 

Books by Dr. Tatkin include:

We Do: Saying Yes to a Relationship of Depth, True Connection, and Enduring Love, published by Sounds True

Relationship Rx: Insights and Practices to Overcome Chronic Fighting and Return to Love, published by Sounds True

Wired for Dating: How Understanding Neurobiology and Attachment Style Can Help You Find Your Ideal Mate, published by New Harbinger.

Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship, published by New Harbinger.

Your Brain on Love: The Neurobiology of Healthy Relationships, published by Sounds True.

Love and War in Intimate Relationships: Connection, Disconnection, and Mutual Regulation in Couple Therapy, with coauthor Marion Solomon, available through W. W. Norton’s Interpersonal Neurobiology Series.

 

Website: https://thepactinstitute.com/

Facebook the PACT Institute: https://www.facebook.com/PactTrainingInstitute

Facebook for Dr. Stan Tatkin: https://www.facebook.com/drstantatkin/



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