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How to fix dysfunctional relationships

Welcome to another Episode of the Relationship Lovecast Podcast! In this Episode, I sit down with guests Mark Borg, Grant Brenner and Daniel Berry. To talk about Dysfunctional Relationships. What they are and how we can fix them.

Relationship Lovecast: How dysfunctional relationships hide us from intimacy

“Knowing how to break out of a negative communication cycle allows you to begin creating a new healthy communication cycle of love, harmony and closeness.” – Andrea Cairella

How to dysfunctional relationships:

Feeling insecure, unworthy or uncomfortable with intimacy with others can lead you to unconsciously seek out others that experience these same feelings. People that feel incomplete or find it difficult to be really close and connected to another human being.

In a dysfunctional relationship you’re likely to see behaviours like: substance use, codependency, narcissism, rage and volatility (i.e. physically, verbally or emotionally), dominant or controlling behaviors, infidelity, blaming, avoiding, attention seeking or being shut down, among others.

Knowing how to be intimate and break of dysfunctional relationships or patterns is key. This will allow you to find greater happiness, inner peace, healthy communication, and mutual respect and understanding both in your relationship and life.

Learning how to break free of damaging loops and patterns around sex, parenting, communication and money is an helpful skill.  To help you with this is why I invited Mark Borg, Grant Brenner and Daniel Berry on the show. So that together we can find solutions out of those dysfunctional and unhealthy relationships.

In order to get all these tips and takeaways, watch our INTERVIEW with Mark Borg, Grant Brenner and Daniel Berry below.

In this interview we will talk about:

What is a Dysfunctional Relationship

We go over some examples of what is a dysfunctional relationships, and also how they affect us. Namely, how an unhealthy relationship can cause you to hide from intimacy with yourself and our partner.

The meaning of Irrelationship and Brain Lock.

You’ll learn what Irrelationship and Brain Lock means. And what part they play in your relationships.

Defense systems

We talk about the top defenses systems couples create, and how to move past them. And the Patterns couples get stuck in when it comes to sex, parenting, money and communication.

DREAM Sequence

We talk about what is the DREAM Sequence and how it can help couples break free from “irrelationship insanity”.


So if you’re looking for advice on how to fix your Relationship, check out this interview. You’ll be able to listen to all of the best advice given by our guests, so don’t miss it!

Have a great rest of your week! And please SHARE YOUR COMMENTS and successes in the comments below.

Warm regards,

How to Improve your Relationship with your Husband

Join me as I talk to David Mead about how to Improve your Relationship in this episode of Relationship Lovecast.

How to Improve your Relationship with your Husband

In our in-depth interview with David Mead, corporate trainer for the world-renowed thought leader Simon Sinek, we talk about how we can incorporate the “Start with Why” concept to how to improve your relationship.

How to Improve your Relationship

Several years ago I watched an incredible TedTalk by Simon Sinek who spoke about leadership and business and began the Start with why revolution.
We can adapt and apply the start with why concept to our relationships, even though it is mainly used in business. Be it a relationship with our romantic partner, family members, friends or even with ourselves.

While in our daily busy, stressed and over stimulated routine we can lose sight of our why. And because of this we get lost in all the to-do’s and running around patterns of behavior.We get caught up in urgency mode and lose sight of what’s important. This can be happening in your work and home environment if you don’t take the time to reflect and decide what is our heartfelt why to do what we do.

I invited David Mead, corporate trainer for the world-renowned thought leader Simon Sinek. To help you create more love, harmony, leadership and partnership in your relationship. And show you how to apply the start with why concept in your relationship, communication and decision-making process.

In our IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW with David Mead, we will cover:

  • First of all, we’ll cover the start with why concept and how to apply it in our relationships.
  • How you, in a committed relationship, can shift your perception in the heat of the moment.
  • What’s leadership really about and how you can apply these same principles into your relationship or home environment.
  • You’ll also learn about the benefits of incorporating the “start with why” concept into your home environment.
  • In conclusion we’ll look into applying these principles to help you deal with conflict or challenges within your relationships.

You’ll definitely want to check out this interview in order to get all the interesting takeaways from the interview.  Finally, don’t forget to have a great week! Also remember to SHARE YOUR COMMENTS and successes in the comments section.

Warm regards,

How to Communicate Better in a Marriage

In today’s Relationship Lovecast we are going to be talking with John Gray author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus about the How to Communicate Better in a Marriage.

How to Communicate Better in a Marriage

How to Communicate Better in a Marriage

In working with couples for over 10 years, I have seen first hand the themes that come up for men and women when they are struggling in their relationship.  For example, some men may feel like a failure or powerless while a women questions if she matters and feels hurt and sad.  There are other instances where the couple has lost their spark and feel either frustrated, discouraged or rejected.

Knowing the main ways men and women differ in their approach, style, mental processing and coping mechanisms to deal with relationship challenges is key to understanding and accepting your partner as well as knowing how to communicate better and work as a team.

Even understanding the differences that exist between men and women when it comes to sex can be eye opening.  Gaining insight into the biology involved in male and female sexuality, managing stress effectively, and increasing sex drive and emotional connection is the doorway into clarity and possibilities.

Practicing the skills for better communication so that you express to your male or female mate how much you care. So that you can both thrive and flourish in your relationship. Plus you will feel really empowered too!

I’ve invited John Gray, to talk about how to communicate better with your partner. He focusses in assisting couples in understanding and appreciating their differences in communication. He is the leading internationally recognized expert in the fields of communication and relationships and the author of 17 books including The New York Times #1 Best-Selling Book of the last decade, Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus.

In our IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW with John Gray, we will cover:

  • The ways men and women communicate differently
  • The top 3 tips for resolving conflict in a relationship and how to communicate better
  • How men and women can understand, respect, appreciate and ultimately work better together
  • What are John Gray’s top tips for resolving conflict in a relationship
  • How a couple maneuver through the sexual challenges effectively.
  • How a couple can manage stress effectively in order to reduce tension and friction
  • The secrets to a great relationship

You’ll want to check out this interview and it’s many interesting takeaways to learn how to communicate better. Have a great rest of your week and as always please SHARE YOUR COMMENTS and successes in the comments section.

Warm regards,

How to stop fighting with your girlfriend

In this Relationship Lovecast episode we talk with Ora Nadrich about how to to stop fighting with your girlfriend.

How to stop fighting with your girlfriend

Now we can get caught up in reactive or avoidant cycles with our partner.  She complains, he withdraws. He criticizes and she ignores. As a result, we can go round and round mindlessly if we don’t have the tools to bring ourselves back to the present moment and stop fighting.

to stop fighting with your girlfriend

Knowing how to stay in the present moment and connect with your emotions beyond the anger. And also engage with your partner in a healthy productive way in order to stop fighting and create a harmonious balance in your partnership, this is what we’ll be talking about today with Ora Nadrich.

to stop fighting with your girlfriend with ora nadrich

By learning how to challenge your thought patterns you’ll empower yourself to change the way you think. And being mindful, shifting out of negative thought patterns and being conscious of words that heal and hurt your partner opens up greater possibilities in your relationship.

Finally, to completely transform the way you respond to your partner and face life’s hardships with a positive attitude, self-compassion and a strategy to challenge negative beliefs.

In our IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW with Ora Nadrich, we will cover:

  • We’ll cover what Mindfulness is and also a set of questions you can ask yourself to the stop negative and fear based thoughts.
  • Also, the 5 words that can possibly end a romantic relationship and what you can do to shift your awareness.
  • How to create conscious intimacy, connection, and closeness in a romantic relationship by incorporating simple mindfulness techniques
  • And finally how to improve intimacy, passion, and communication in your relationship in a myriad of ways.

You’ll want to check out this interview in order to listen to the takeaways. And also learn how to how to stop fighting with your partner. Have a great rest of your week and remember to SHARE YOUR COMMENTS and successes in the comments section.

Sending you merry mindfulness,

How to Create a Better Relationship with your Wife

In today’s Relationship Lovecast episode we’re talking with Arielle Ford about how to Create a Better Relationship with your Wife.

How to Create a Better Relationship with your Wife

How to create a Better Relationship

Your relationship gives you an opportunity to grow as a person and hopefully become the best version of yourself in the process.  For me, my relationship is the greatest spiritual teacher in my life because it challenges me to grow and love more profoundly.

Relationships are like diamonds in the rough.  Did you know that the world’s diamonds are formed in the Earth’s mantle about 100 miles beneath the surface where temperatures are at least 2000 degrees Fahrenheit?  That’s an extremely high-pressure and high-temperature.

Then the bonding happens between the carbon atoms and together they form crystals, which then form a diamond.  These carbon atoms need each other to survive the pressure.  Couples also endure this kind of pressure through the trials and tribulations of life and need to maintain a strong bond to survive and overcome the obstacles that lie ahead.

Imagine greater ease in your relationship.  Imagine more passion, harmony and friendship.  We all long for that connection and understanding.  Yet it is sometimes difficult to maintain when dealing with the ups and downs life has to offer.

Therefore I’ve invited Arielle Ford to discuss how create a better relationship. She is a nationally recognized publicist and marketing expert, producer, author and consultant. And she has also published  seven books, including the popular Hot Chocolate For The Mystical Soul series. The Soulmate Secret: How To Manifest The Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction and her upcoming book Turn your mate into your soulmate.

In our IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW with Arielle Ford, we will cover:

  • First of all we’ll see how she her new book Turning Your Mate into Your Soulmate came to be.
  • What is a soul mate and how do you turn your mate into your soulmate.
  • And also The secrets to a truly great relationship.
  • How to love an imperfect partner and how does this grow your soul.
  • And what a feelingization is and how it helps you manifest what you desire in your life and in your relationship.
  • How you can improve the quality of your relationships.
  • The health benefits to marriage.
  • And finally what are the secrets to a truly great relationship.

Check out this interview in order to get the many interesting takeaways on how to Create a Better Relationship.  Have a great rest of your week and most importantly SHARE YOUR COMMENTS and successes in the comments section.

Sending you positive thoughts,


As a counselor, I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve their objectives and find greater peace of mind, self-acceptance & joy in their lives. It is my goal to provide a nurturing environment for my clients as they grow & discover their internal strength.

“From a patients point of view Andrea is a highly professional and capable counselor with a personable and sensitive approach. I found Andrea was particularly experienced in relationship, trauma and emotional issues. I have trusted her as a professional and the positive results in my life are a clear example to me that she does a wonderful job of what she does.”
Gabrielle D. Milan, Italy

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