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How to Split a Toaster • Season 8 • Episode 12

Breaking Free: Overcoming Childhood Trauma with Coach Riana Milne

Overcoming Childhood Trauma and Building Healthy Relationships
In this informative episode, Seth and Pete welcome special guest Riana Milne, a relationship expert and trauma counselor. They have an enlightening discussion about childhood trauma, how it impacts adult relationships, and strategies for healing.

Riana shares profound insights from her decades of experience counseling and coaching couples. She outlines the most common types of childhood trauma and explains how they often sabotage relationships later in life. Riana also provides communication strategies couples can use to overcome dysfunctional patterns. Seth and Pete gain perspective on why people repeat negative cycles and keys to fostering intimacy.

Questions we answer in this episode:

  • What are the most prevalent forms of childhood trauma?
  • How do childhood experiences shape adult relationships?
  • What communication tactics can improve a damaged relationship?

Key Takeaways:

  • Unresolved childhood trauma fuels toxicity in adult relationships.
  • People often repeat destructive patterns from childhood.
  • With counseling, empathy, and new skills, couples can heal.

Plus, we tackle another listener question! Seth and Pete advise a divorced dad struggling to co-parent with his ex-wife. They explain the concept of parallel parenting to minimize conflict.

This episode delivers profound insights about breaking negative cycles. Listen and learn how to overcome childhood trauma to build healthier, more fulfilling relationships.

Links & Notes

Seth Nelson is a Tampa based family lawyer known for devising creative solutions to difficult problems. In How to Split a Toaster, Nelson and co-host Pete Wright take on the challenge of divorce with a central objective — saving your most important relationships with your family, your former spouse, and yourself.