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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk with relationship expert Jayson Gaddis about how to work through conflict in your high stakes relationships.


In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Guest host Jayson Gaddis joins.
  • Check out the previous episode we recorded with Jayson on The Three Styles Of Relationships.
  • Getting to zero – what does it mean? Jayson unpacks the meaning and message behind his latest book title.
  • Why conflict is painful for us as social creatures.
  • What makes someone not want to get to zero, and what are the implications of this in their relationships?
  • What are the consequences of unresolved conflicts for “high-stakes relationships”?
    • Jayson defines what “conflict” means within the context of his work.
    • Why silence and avoidance is also a form of conflict.
    • What it means to have inner conflict, and how this fits into our relationships.
  • Jayson explains the powerful role of the “relational leader”.
  • What happens to the relationship if one partner isn’t focused on growth-oriented solutions to address conflict?
  • How gender roles and heteronormative trends apply to the root of conflict within relationships.
  • The four disconnectors people display when feeling triggered by conflict.
  • Jayson, Joel and Antonia each share their personal disconnectors.
  • Relational blueprints – Jayson outlines the four needs we have in order to develop a healthy blueprint for relationships.
  • Some fundamental questions to ask yourself when part of a pair-bond relationship.
  • Reframing your approach to discussing your relationship.
  • What are some things you can do when you find yourself in conflict with a partner?
  • If Jayson could share just one piece of advice about relationships what would it be?
  • Discover more about Jayson’s work or grab a copy of his book at

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