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Ep. 168 Triangulation in Family Relationships, with Special Guest, Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

Guesting on Pivot Parenting for a fourth visit, Jennifer Finlayson-fife and I discuss triangulation in families. What is this, how it plays out, its relationship to codependency, and the role that our parental anxiety plays in all of it. 

There are 3 typical roles in triangulation: victim, perpetrator and rescuer. We can play all three roles in parenting and none of them are good for us or our teens. 

Listen in as Jennifer describes how we.. “can allow our problem to teach us.” She breaks down what triangulation looks like so that we can identify if and how we are participating in an unhealthy dynamic and what to do if we are. 

To learn more about parenting your teen, please visit me at heatherfrazier.com

About my guest: 

Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife is an LDS relationship and sexuality coach with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Her teaching and coaching focus on helping LDS individuals and couples achieve greater satisfaction and passion in their emotional and sexual relationships.

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Finlayson-Fife has created five empowering and highly-reviewed online courses. Each course was designed to give LDS individuals and couples the tools requisite to creating healthier lives and stronger intimate relationships. Dr. Finlayson-Fife also offers many workshops and retreats where she teaches these life-changing principles in person.

Dr. Finlayson-Fife is a frequent guest on LDS-themed podcasts on the subjects of sexuality, relationships, mental health, and faith. She is also the creator and host of Room for Two, a popular sex and intimacy coaching podcast.


Learn more about Dr. Finlayson-FIfe and her work by visiting her at Finlayson-fife.com

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