Getting Your Emotional Needs Met

Here’s a video to help you identify, communicate and get your emotional needs met in your marriage or primary relationship:

I’ve talked about these 6 things, to help you get your emotional needs met by your spouse or partner:

1. Identification of your feelings and needs by being specific.

2. Identification of barriers to communicating your feelings, such as fear, people pleasing, an unavailable partner, children, etc.

3. Making your approach right is everything: speak from your vulnerability, not focusing on your partner and her deficiencies, setting a time to sit down and talk

4. Appreciate the “negative cycle,” and its effects in getting your emotional needs met: the vicious cycle of behaviors, thoughts and feelings that create conflict in your marriage.

5. Recognize and don’t stuff, hide or run from your feelings.

6. Meeting your own emotional needs when your partner can’t: creating presence through direct contact with your emotions in the here-and-now.

About Jason

As "The Man That Men Will Talk To," Jason Fierstein, MA, LPC is a private practice counselor and psychotherapist for men and couples in the greater Phoenix, Arizona, area. He works with struggling men to find happiness in their lives, and with their wives.
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