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Mindfulness in Relationships

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: How can mindfulness help your relationship?
Air Date: 11/2/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Ramani Durvasula, PhD
Ramani Durvasula Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica, CA and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, where she was named Outstanding Professor in 2012.

She is the author of the new relationship survival manual Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist (Post Hill Press) She is also the author of You Are WHY You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life, as well as the author of numerous peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. She brings expertise in relationships, sexuality, health and wellness.

Dr. Durvasula was the co-host of Oxygen's series My Shopping Addiction, and has also been featured on series on Bravo, the Lifetime Movie Network, National Geographic, the History Channel, Discovery Science, and Investigation Discovery as well as in documentary films on health. She has been a featured commentator on nearly every major television network, as well as radio, print, and internet media. Muses and Visionaries magazine features her opinions and guidance in their regular column "On the Couch with Dr. Ramani." and as an expert on wellness on Living Healthy.

Dr. Durvasula recognizes that narcissism and technology have changed the landscape of love and relationships and provides keen insights on how to survive in the new territory of love and commitment. Dr. Durvasula brings a unique expertise as a professor, clinician, researcher, author, media commentator, and mother.
  • Book Title: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist
Mindfulness in Relationships
All relationships require work if you want them to last, but the most important one you might have is the one with your partner.

At times it can seem like your relationship is a little one-sided and a little unfair.

This can cause unnecessary tension, as well as short-fused arguments.

Is there something that both you and your partner could be doing differently, like being more mindful?

Mindfulness in a relationship means taking that beat, stepping out of yourself. It doesn't have to take lots of "time," it merely means taking a moment for an "I love you" or "just thinking of you" or "that dress makes your eyes look so blue" or simply "thank you."

The dividends of this for both people in the relationship, as well as the relationship itself, are so high.

What are some easy tips to practice mindfulness in your relationship?

Listen in as Ramani Durvasula, PhD, shares how you can be more mindful in your relationship.
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