ep20: Relationships as path with Jayson Gaddis

{Unbreakable: Episode 20}
Jayson Gaddis


Relationships as path

My guest today on Unbreakable is Jayson Gaddis. Now, this is a man who really knows relationships. The founder of the relationship school, the place to learn the skills you were never taught in school. Jayson has been married for many years and has deeply immersed in the art and psychology of intimate relationships. But for Jayson it wasn’t always an area of personal prowess for Jayson.

Like a lot of us, in those early years of dating, he was relying on what he had picked up from his family and those around him. He tended to get to a certain level and then find himself stuck and he really didn’t know how to get past it – often blaming everything on the woman and then moving on. Deep down, Jayson says he always knew he wanted more. He wanted love. That led Jayson on a mission of acquiring the skills and knowledge that were missing.

Many of us are floundering in relationships. We feel that our intimate relationships should be easier and offer us more comfort than they do, yet we very rarely look to our own skills and know-how and expand on them- it is much more common for us to blame our partner or the circumstances and then move on. What I love about Jayson and truly feel aligned with in his message is that he sees relationship as path. Many people look to gurus or meditation or work, to find their purpose but for Jayson, our relationships hold all the big lessons and all the big challenges for us to face ourselves and get more intimate with life.

Jayson shares:
+ Relationship as path – how it is akin to travelling the world
+ Our tendency as humans to avoid our problems
+ The importance of safety in our relationships
+ How we can help calm and regulate our partner
+ What you can do when you are triggered
+ How to allow for emotions and not squash them all down


Listen in to relationship as path:

Resources mentioned:

Stan Tatkin

Stephen Porges

More about Jayson:

Jayson Gaddis, relationship student & teacher, host of the Smart Couple Podcast, and founder of The Relationship School® is on a mission to teach people the one class they didn’t get in school–”How to do romantic relationships.” He was emotionally constipated for years before relationship failure forced him to turn his life over to learning about relationships. Now, he’s married to his amazing wife of 8 years and has two beautiful kids. When he doesn’t live and breathe this stuff with his family, he pretty much gets his ass handed to him.

Where to find him:

Website:  www.jaysongaddis.com/
Facebook:   www.facebook.com/jaysongaddisfanpage/
Instagram:   www.instagram.com/jaysongaddis/

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