The Phileas Club 143 – Special: Toxic Relationships

On this episode we talk about:

  • What are toxic relationships, and what we can (and can’t) do when confronted with them.
  • The book we talked about: “Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men”.

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  1. Arthur Weir says:

    Great episode! I only wish I had heard it many years ago.

  2. Kenneth Pham says:

    As often the case, this is a very deep and interesting conversation. I only wish that Patrick is a better listener and let the guest complete her train of thought before interrupting the guest constantly.

    • I actually agree with you, and it’s something I’m working on. I think in some cases the interruptions are necessary because there are points that need explaining or exploring, but that is not always the case, and I want to do better in that regard. So thanks for the feedback!

  3. Hello, I came to this episode a bit tentatively. I really really wanted it to be good, so it sat in my podcast app for a while before I was brave enough to play it.
    All up, really well done. It is really helpful to discuss what is healthy and what is unhealthy, to get the contrast. Too often people in basically healthy relationships talk a lot about how hard it is, which makes it hard for people in unhealthy relationships to see what is different for them.
    I found the explanation of why abusers don’t get that they’re doing the wrong thing good, explained in a way I’ve not heard before.
    Thanks for tackling the subject.

    • patrick says:

      Thanks for the comment Fiona. As you said it wasn’t an easy topic to tackle so I’m very glad you got something out of it.

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