Episode 18

Trauma and Intimacy

In this episode of Uncomfortable, I chat with Vancouver writer Peggy Liu. Peggy and I discuss how childhood trauma and learned behaviours can affect intimacy and vulnerability in relationships. 

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HOST & GUESTS

Host: Debbie Roche

Guest: Peggy Liu

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About This Episode

About Peggy:

Peggy is a writer, story-teller, self-proclaimed bibliophile, and mediocre advice-giver. When she isn’t digging her way to the bottom of a peanut butter jar or walking around Vancouver with her camera, she’s analyzing and over-analyzing relationship dynamics, cognitive and behavioural patterns, as well as her life choices. She recently completed her undergrad in English Literature at UBC, where she was a mental health columnist for the student newspaper, The Ubyssey. You can find her Mind Your Mind articles on The Ubyssey blog. She’s currently working on her first book, to be finished when she can stop overthinking her ideas!

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2 Comments

  1. Elaine Vallecillo Miller

    I enjoyed this episode and the honesty of Peggy. She, being in her twenties and seeking help with her past childhood traumas, is commendable. However, I have complex PTSD , diagnosed at the age of 70. It has greatly affected my intimacy in my marriage. I am thankful that my daughter, who is a veteran, reached to Wounded Warriors’ counselor/case manager, explaining her that I was set off a trigger regarding a conversation with her. This topic is appreciative.

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    • Debbie

      Hi Elaine, thank you so much for your comment and for taking the time to listen to the podcasts. Peggy’s honesty is very inspiring. I was so glad to have met her. And I thank you for your honesty and for sharing a little bit of your experience here. Sending you lots of love. Keep doing the work. You too are an inspiration.
      Debbie x

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Episode 18 Show Notes

Resources:

Feel free to connect with Peggy over on her blog & Instagram:

Website: www.waxmepoetic.blogspot.com

Instagram: @waxmepoetic

Make sure to check out Peggy’s articles:

Mind Your Mind: A recipe for self-care
Mind Your Mind: Self-care doesn’t have to mean Netflix alone
Some Days You Are In Pain, And That’s OK
Why Highly Sensitive People May Struggle With Codependency

 

Book Recommendation:

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find–and Keep–Love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

Vulnerability & Relationships:

The Power of Vulnerability – Brené Brown
HealthyPlace.com – Relationships Community
Bustle.com – Relationships

Mental Health Resources:

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
Canadian Mental Health Association
Jericho Counselling
LifeLine Canada Foundation

Got any resources on trauma, intimacy, and vulnerability in relationships that you’d love to share? Add them to the comments or tweet them to us @uncomfy_podcast and we’ll add them to this page!

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