82: How to Use Conflict in Your Relationship to Build Intimacy with Risa Ganel


What do you think of when you think of relationship growth? Do you think conflict is necessary for a healthy relationship?

In this episode, we are talking all about healthy relationships and conflict with Risa Ganel. 

Risa facilitates Relationship Growth. Her gifts blend wisdom with quiet strength and relationship science with empathic connection. She is skilled at being kind and fierce in the same breath, helping her clients connect to the truth to create lasting change.

As a Certified Relational Life Therapist and Maryland Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, she sees couples in her private practice in MD and is on a mission to strengthen the world’s Relationship Intelligence through public speaking, summits, and retreats.

In this episode, she shares with us her wisdom on the topic of relationship conflict. Something many don’t realize is that conflict, when managed well, builds intimacy. There are steps you can take to get to this healthy place, and Risa is telling us exactly how to do it. 

In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 

  • Why conflict is a healthy and necessary part of all relationships
  • How managing conflict is a skill that you can learn to get better at
  • How you can build intimacy and connection when you manage conflict well
  • Mistakes that we make in our relationships
  • How intimacy doesn’t necessarily come naturally, it is a daily practice and takes work
  • Ways to set boundaries in your relationships

The truth is, you need conflict to thrive. Don’t run away from it! Embrace it and use it as a tool to grow stronger together!

Every relationship goes through stages of harmony, disharmony, and then harmony again if you know how to make the repairs. I am so happy to share this conversation with Risa with you so you too can learn from her wisdom. 

If you need help with difficult conversations, check out my free guide:  The Top 5 Mistakes I’ve Made In Difficult Conversations, And What You Can Do To Avoid Them

Resources Mentioned: 

The Power of Conflict – Free Resource



The Top 5 Mistakes I’ve Made In Difficult Conversations


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