Advanced Relationship Podcast

#68 - Dealing with Thirds

July 15, 2020 Jenny Morrow and Bryce Bauer
Advanced Relationship Podcast
#68 - Dealing with Thirds
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Advanced Relationship Podcast
#68 - Dealing with Thirds
Jul 15, 2020
Jenny Morrow and Bryce Bauer

In this episode, we discuss the delicate balance of working with "thirds" while maintaining the security of a primary partnership.  "Thirds" can be defined as people or things outside of the relationship, such as kids, parents, in-laws, co-workers, social gatherings, religion, work, etc.  There is a fantasy that all of these outside relationships can be managed on the same plane but, this is simply not true.  There is always a hierarchy of attention we are forced to work with and we need to be on the same page with our partner in order to confront these situations skillfully.  Do you know where you and your relationship stands when it comes to interactions with "thirds"?

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss the delicate balance of working with "thirds" while maintaining the security of a primary partnership.  "Thirds" can be defined as people or things outside of the relationship, such as kids, parents, in-laws, co-workers, social gatherings, religion, work, etc.  There is a fantasy that all of these outside relationships can be managed on the same plane but, this is simply not true.  There is always a hierarchy of attention we are forced to work with and we need to be on the same page with our partner in order to confront these situations skillfully.  Do you know where you and your relationship stands when it comes to interactions with "thirds"?