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Identifying, Understanding, and Healing Abuse & Dysfunction in Relationships with Nadine Macaluso

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In this episode, we discuss abuse and dysfunction in relationships and how best to identify it and understand it so that we can find healing. The health of our  relationships has a deep and lasting impact on the quality of our life, performance, and health and therefore, a relationship forged on the foundation of trauma and constant abuse can be incredibly damaging to our self-esteem, self-belief, and our ability to trust others which is why this episode is so important. I hope you use what you learn here to examine your relationships on a more practical basis and fix what needs fixing and appreciate what already serves you in a supportive, healthy way. 

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About the guest-

Dr. Nadine Macaluso is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. Trained in NARM and Somatic psychotherapy, she emphasises the mind-body connection when working with couples and individuals. Her personal and clinical expertise is in complex trauma, attachment, trauma bonds and narcissism. Dr. Nae is also the ex-wife to the infamous Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort. 

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This episode discusses topics like-

  • Trauma Bonding
  • Attachment Styles
  • Signs of abusive/unhealthy relationships
  • Why we fall victim to and stay in abusive relationships
  • If it’s possible to take apart the dysfunction and build something better and healthier
  • Setting strong boundaries as a defence against abuse and to nurture our relationships
  • What a healthy relationship look like
  • How to recognise and differentiate between genuine remorse and empty apologies offered to keep you in an abusive relationship
  • How do you continue to nurture your individuality without taking away from your relationship
  • Why a certain degree of self-reliance is important to maintain a healthy relationship
  • Traits typical to people who attract dysfunction
  • How Nadine counsels the victims of abusive relationships
  • How Nadine navigates the bumps in her relationship
  • Outgrowing people in relationships – why it’s okay  and the perspective you need to maintain as it happens

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