Sep 14
Sep 14
Unpacking the Complexities of Intimacy

With Marla Mattenson & Julian Colker

Unpacking the Complexities of Intimacy with Marla Mattenson & Julian Colker Dr. Seku Gathers

Good People,

Today I had an absolutely delightful conversation with the intimacy experts, Marla Mattenson and Julian Colker, who are partners in business, love and life. They specialize in working with entrepreneur couples who have an urgent desire to transform both their relationship and their business, helping them experience passion, freedom and connection in their relationship.

Marla and Julian both shared their personal and professional truths, which centered around realizing that you are completely responsible for life and what happens within it, and how to handle the negative inner voices. Their truths have helped them become better partners in work and life.

We also unpack the complex topic of intimacy. What is intimacy and why is it so scary? Diving deeper, Marla and Julian break down the five main realms of intimacy, different techniques used to help couples get unstuck from past arguments and rework the past to create positive outcomes.

This is an action-packed episode. So sit back, relax, and take a listen. I’ll see you in the next one.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What truth, once you acknowledged it, led to a breakthrough in your life? (6:49)
  • What is intimacy? (14:56)
  • Why do you think intimacy is so scary for people? (18:55)
  • How would you approach coaching a couple where one person is committed and the other is stuck in anger? (28:37)
  • How would you differentiate between activating and triggering your partner? (42:36)

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • How becoming aware of your own negativity can lead to heightened empathy and transformation. (7:25)
  • The 5 main realms of intimacy. (15:27)
  • How to rewire negative intimate interactions with your partner and create positive outcomes. (24:24)
  • How venting techniques can help couples move through anger. (29:21)
  • How quarantining has brought people closer together. (38:38)

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