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Relationship Workout for Men Podcast

A podcast dedicated to helping men be intentional in choosing a better partner and being a better partner to the person they choose.

S22 E1: The 1% Relationship Skill Challenge

This episode introduces the transformative "1% Relationship Skill Challenge" with Dr. Rivka Edery, exploring how making small, manageable changes can significantly improve relationships. We discuss the power of subtle shifts in behavior and how they can create a ripple effect, enhancing connection and reducing conflict over time.

S22 E2: Understanding Attachment Styles for Men

This episode delves into the complex world of attachment styles, explaining how they shape men's relationships. Dr. Rivka Edery joins us to discuss how early emotional bonds influence romantic behaviors, providing insights and tools for understanding and improving relationship dynamics.

S22 E3: Men and Childhood Trauma

This episode delves into the profound impact of childhood trauma on adult relationships, as Dr. Rivka Edery explains how early emotional experiences shape men's relational behaviors and attachment styles. Through this discussion, we explore strategies for men to recognize and heal from these early injuries to improve their relationship dynamics and emotional well-being.

S22 E4: Harnessing the Power of the Polyvagal Theory in Relationships

This episode dives into the profound influence of the Polyvagal Theory on romantic relationships, featuring insights from Dr. Rivka Edery on how our nervous system’s response to safety and threat cues affects intimacy and trust. We explore practical strategies for activating the ventral vagal system to enhance connection and safety in relationships.

S22 E5: Feeling Safe Enough to Cry

This episode explores the emotional journey of recognizing and expressing genuine empathy, with Dr. Rivka Edery discussing how societal norms and childhood experiences often prevent men from expressing vulnerability and empathy in relationships. We delve into the transformative power of creating safe spaces for men to express their emotions, fostering deeper connections and understanding in their

S22 E6: Practicing Empathy When You’ve Cheated

This episode delves into the crucial role of empathy in repairing relationships after infidelity, featuring insights from Dr. Rivka Edery on how understanding and genuinely responding to the pain caused can pave the way for healing and trust restoration. We discuss strategies for cheaters to cultivate empathy, recognize the hurt they've caused, and take meaningful steps

S21: Men Navigating Strength, Vulnerability and Addictions (Full Season)

Season 21 of Relationship Workout for Men, with Vince Vasquez and psychotherapist Roni Maislish, explores the profound intersections of strength, vulnerability, and addictions, offering deep insights into how men can navigate emotional challenges and build healthier, more fulfilling relationships.

S21 E1: Vulnerable from Birth

This episode explores the role of childhood trauma in shaping men's emotional lives, highlighting how early experiences of neglect and emotional starvation can lead to disconnection and addiction in adulthood. Psychotherapist Roni Maislish discusses the importance of vulnerability and meaningful conversations as key to healing and building deeper relationships.

S21 E2: Men Need to Have Purpose

This episode delves into the importance of purpose in men's lives and how their partners can shape and support this quest. Psychotherapist Roni Maislish discusses how discovering and pursuing a personal mission can lead to personal transformation, deeper relationships, and a stronger connection to the community.

S21 E3: Being Both Tough and Emotionally Strong

This episode explores the balance between physical toughness and emotional strength, highlighting how many men are taught to be stoic and emotionally disconnected, which hinders their ability to form deep, meaningful relationships. Psychotherapist Roni Maislish discusses the importance of acknowledging and healing from emotional trauma to become truly strong and integrated both inside and out.

S21 E4: The Impact of Society’s Expectations on Men’s Identities

This episode explores how society's expectations shape men's identities and the importance of being present for themselves and their families. Psychotherapist Roni Maislish discusses the need for men to create space for introspection and emotional connection, highlighting how this presence can enhance relationships and lead to a more fulfilling life.

S21 E5: The Role Our Friends and Colleagues Have on Men’s Identities

This episode explores how connections with friends and colleagues shape men's identities, emphasizing the importance of surrounding oneself with supportive and like-minded individuals. Psychotherapist Roni Maislish discusses the concept of "twinship" and how finding these deep, meaningful connections can significantly impact personal growth and emotional well-being.
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