ERP 032: The Naked Truth About Men And Women In Romance – With Dr. Kathryn Foster
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Differences Between Men and Women that Make Relationship Challenging.
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Kathryn Foster, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice in Ft Worth, Texas.With a masters degree in marriage family counseling and a Ph.D. in Psychology, she has practiced psychotherapy for 27 years. She is also the author of two novels of psychological interest- Sessions: Memoirs of a Psychotherapist and Finding My Way. She has written two nonfiction companion books to The Naked Truth About Men (And Romance). They are What Women Want….Really! (written for men but meant to be read by couples) and When Your Relationship Changes (how to find strength).
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Common for Men:
- High in testosterone
- Lower in empathy
- Less verbal communication
- Sex is emotional closeness
Common for Women:
- High in oxytocin
- Nurturers and care givers
- High in empathy
- More verbal communication
- Language helps to feel emotionally close.
Dr. Kathryn Foster talks with us about some very important biological and hormonal differences between men and women, which impacts our language, emotions, needs, and desires in relationship. All of these difference influence the way we seek connection and what we expect in a relationship. Women primarily want to feel emotionally close through talking and sharing, and men primarily want to feel emotionally close through sexual intimacy.
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