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S1 Ep3 - Giving and Receiving Relational Nutrients

Here is episode three in the first season of the Personal Growth Sucks podcast. This first season is all about relational nutrients - for an explanation of what relational nutrients are and why they are important, you’ll want to check out episode one where my friend Jen and I gave an overview of the topic.

In this episode, my friend Mark and I talk about what it sounds like to give and receive relational nutrients. This includes some personal, real life examples of how we have asked for our needs to be met, how we’ve had to practice taking in the nutrients and metabolizing them (and why this is an important skill to practice). We also talk about our experiences of giving relational nutrients to others.

And, you’ll hear a real-life example of what can happen when you express a need to someone and feel missed in their response - it actually happens right here on the podcast! I wonder if you’ll be able to tell why I feel missed when Mark first responds to my request for a need to be met? If you stay tuned to the end you’ll hear me circle back around, ask him to try again, and receive his gracious response. I love how it is an example of personal growth and an example of what a healthy relationship looks like.

Here are links* to the resources we mentioned in today’s episode:

Full list of Relational Nutrients, with definitions of each

Empathy Video with Brene Brown

*As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.


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