“Don’t assume that your relationship has to be bad in order to benefit from therapy,” says Goerlich. “I work with lots of couples who want to focus on a goal like improving communication, co-parenting effectively, and improving their sex lives. If you feel as if your relationship could be stronger, you’re a candidate for therapy.”
Stefani talks to Dr. Caroline West about the difference between intimate partner violence and consensual kink, and how clinicians can differentiate between the two in order to best support their clients. Listen to the complete episode here:
""Respecting the child's stop and teaching them that there is no authority on earth who can mandate that they engage physically with someone they do not wish to, is an act of powerful magic that can last a lifetime"
"“We can learn how to recognize our partner’s love language and say ‘oh, she bought me a present. That’s her way of showing me she cares,’ even when gift giving is not the first love language you speak,” says Goerlich."
"You feel as if you're merging together or, rather, that the things that separate you are illusions of the material world," says Stefani Goerlich... "The result of tantric practice is the creation of close bonds with one's partner, greater awareness of one's body, and the development of skills such as mindfulness, restraint, and communication."
“But this is taking many forms; it’s not just married couples having a midday quickie. I’m also hearing a lot more about masturbation happening during the workday — occasionally even during meetings, when one is listening in but muted/off-screen,”