For many people in relationships, the real success test is how you approach compromise. But for some, this is a minefield full of explosive behavior and triggers. So the question tonight is: are you living with an emotional terrorist? To be clear, we are not talking about abuse of any kind but rather the fear and ineptitude many of us feel when we have to deal with conflict in our love lives.
Our guest tonight says we must learn to eliminate “terrorist” words that turn smooth-flowing conversations into danger zones. Meet Dr. Susan Heitler. Educated at Harvard and NYU, she writes popular Psychology Today and YourTango.com blogposts that have garnered over seven millions reads. Her Power of Two book and workbook teaches couples the skills for marriage success. Dr. Heitler is frequently interviewed in magazines such as Fitness, Men’s Health, Women’s World, Parenting and the Ladies Home Journal column “Can This Marriage Be Saved?” (which was developed as a TV show I hosted years ago!)
And get this: in May 2004 Dr. Heitler appeared on the CBS Early Show where anchor Harry Smith introduced her as “the most influential person in my life—my therapist.”
Her websites are www.poweroftwomarriage.com and www.therapyhelp.com.