Were you judged harshly as a child? Are you now sensitive to criticism from your partner? Don’t let this distort your ability to hear your lover and share your own feelings.
Today on BOLD, LeGrande Green interviews acclaimed life coach Tom Gagliano, the author of "The Problem Was Me: How to End Negative Self-Talk and Take Your Life to the Next Level." Tom says you may be sabotaging your intimacy by:
• Pushing loved ones away, although a voice deep inside screams out for closeness• Sending negative messages or saying yes when it’s too painful to say no• Overlooking opportunities to build or re-establish bonds after betrayal
“It’s important to become aware of the version of intimacy each partner received in childhood," he says. “Were your parents warm and close? Was intimacy something to avoid?”
Tom helps listeners navigate confusing messages, so they can experience lasting intimacy, communication and joy.