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Episode Summary

We’ve all had moments where we look at a loved one and think, “WTF?” It could be something they said or did that makes us feel confused, angry, or hurt, and often disconnected.

In episode 7 of The Happy Wanderers Podcast, Matt and Sunaina share a powerful way to reconnect: by understanding the needs the other person is trying to meet in that moment. Matt and Sunaina share examples of their prior conflicts (juicy!) and how needs can be found underneath (apparently!) bizarre behavior. In an upcoming episode, they’ll demonstrate how to use dialogue and empathy to uncover underlying needs and reconnect even in the midst of a “relationship WTF.”

Episode Notes

This needs sheet can help you explore what needs you think another person is trying to meet by behaving in a way that confuses you. It really is a cheat sheet to life and relationships!

About the Show

Join Matt and Sunaina as they learn how to live joyful and compassionate lives, using mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication to map their journey. Every few weeks, they and their guests will explore topics related to wellness, relationships, empathy, growth, and compassion.

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