Today's guest is the fabulous Michaela Josephson, a psychologist and sex therapist who focuses on helping couples navigate relationships. In this episode, we discuss ways for partners to deal with differences in libido in a relationship and still feel close and connected through potential discrepancies in desire.
Michaela asserts that no couple is beyond hope because there are many reasons why sex drive differences may occur in relationships and also many ways to address differences in libido. She also cautions that, while sex is only 15-20% of a relationship, without a healthy sex life the negative ripple effect of a challenge in this area can consume up to 70% of the joy in a relationship. So in this episode, we discuss the many ways you can negotiate your sex life with your partner and how to avoid self-judgment when figuring out how to name your desires.
Michaela Josephson is a psychologist and sex therapist who’s one of the team behind My Appletree and its sister company Better Together providing counseling and coaching for couples and individuals wanting to create healthy and more fulfilling relationships.
Listen in to this episode as we talk about how to candidly express your feelings in a way that is well received by your partner and why a little porn research might be just what the doctor ordered.
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"There is always something you can say yes to." - Michaela Josephson
- When to address differences in libido
- Why do libido discrepancies occur
- What to do if you have a higher sex drive than your partner
- What to do if your partner is consistently turning down sex
- Is it a problem if both people in a couple have a low sex drive
- Do you need to be turned on to start having sex
- When is a woman most likely to be interested in sex
- Why don't I want to have sex
- Does upbringing affect future relationships and what to do about it
- How to understand what you want from a sexual encounter
- How to sexually mix things up
"It's a problem when it's a problem to you." - Michaela Josephson
- Rekindling Desire by Barry McCarthy
- The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Dr. John Gottman
- Opening Up by Writing it Down by James Pennebaker and Joshua Smyth
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"If you don't use it, you lose it." - Michaela Josephson