Episodes
Dr. Holly Richmond joins Dr. Solomon for a rich discussion about her book, Reclaiming Pleasure: A Sex-Positive Guide for Moving Past Sexual Trauma and Living a Passionate Life. They also answer a listener question about communicating sexual boundaries in dating situations. (CW: sexual trauma)  Subscribe to Dr. Solomon’s Newsletter: https://dralexandrasolomon.com/subscribe/ Dr. Holly Richmond’s book, Reclaiming Pleasure: A Sex-Positive Guide for Moving Past Sexual Trauma and Living a...
Published 01/11/22
In this solo episode, Dr. Solomon gets into the nitty gritty of a common relational challenge: jealousy. Addressing both the jealous individual and their partner, Dr. Solomon illustrates how jealousy can manifest, what it says about a relationship and how couples can move through the emotion as a team. Subscribe to Dr. Solomon’s Newsletter: https://dralexandrasolomon.com/subscribe/ Resources and help lines for relationship abuse and domestic abuse: https://ncadv.org/resources The Widespread...
Published 01/04/22
Published 01/04/22
For this special Love Stories episode, Dr. Solomon welcomes identical twins Dr. Lindsay Kite and Dr. Lexie Kite to Reimagining Love. Lindsay and Lexie received PhDs in the study of women’s body image and have become leading experts in body image resilience and media literacy. Dr. Solomon dives deep with the Kites to hear about their childhood growing up as identical twins, tracing how the challenges and joys of their sisterhood lead them to the important work they do today and how their...
Published 12/28/21
How do we know when we are too accommodating in relationships, or not accommodating enough? Dr. Solomon invites therapist and friend Vienna Pharaon on the show to talk about major life transitions and how they can impact our intimate partnerships. Together, they answer a question from a listener who is struggling to adjust to a new city and lifestyle, after having moved where her partner is doing his med school residency. Subscribe to Dr. Solomon’s...
Published 12/21/21
A listener question about dating after divorce spurs a fascinating discussion between Dr. Solomon and guest expert Liz Earnshaw, a marriage and family therapist and author of the new book I Want This To Work. Liz and Dr. Solomon offer encouragement and possibilities to this listener as he considers looking for love in this new chapter. Subscribe to Dr. Solomon’s Newsletter: https://dralexandrasolomon.com/subscribe/ Referenced in this episode: Liz Earnshaw's book: I Want This to Work: An...
Published 12/14/21
The holidays are upon us. How do we want to do things differently this year? Dr. Solomon discusses how to make the most of gatherings with loved ones, from having compassionate conversations, to taking breaks, to connecting over shared memories. Subscribe to Dr. Solomon’s Newsletter: https://dralexandrasolomon.com/subscribe/ Games to spark connection and conversation: Table Topics: https://www.tabletopics.com/ Heads...
Published 12/07/21
In this first “Love Stories” episode, Dr. Solomon sits down in the studio with Moe Ari and his mother, Sandra Brown. Originally assigned female at birth, Moe has used his own gender transition story to help many others discover their authentic voice and navigate the difficult journey of alignment, as a therapist and mindset coach. Moe and Sandra discuss their respective experiences of Moe’s transition, sharing the moments of realization, layers of grief, and unconditional love that allowed...
Published 11/30/21
Therapist Shadeen Francis joins Dr. Solomon to respond to a listener who is interested in opening up her marriage, but is facing resistance from her partner. They use this question as a springboard to explore the topic of disclosed non-monogamy, unmet needs, mental health and communication in a long-term partnership. Subscribe to Dr. Solomon’s Newsletter: https://dralexandrasolomon.com/subscribe/ Shadeen’s Website: https://shadeenfrancis.com/ Shadeen’s...
Published 11/23/21
Nick Viall starred on the 21st season of ABC’s The Bachelor and hosts the popular podcast The Viall Files, where he discusses all things Bachelor Nation. On this episode, Dr. Solomon chats with Nick about the national conversations that The Bachelor franchise spurs about relationships, gender, and dating, and how these conversations can be both productive and divisive. Nick shares experiences and tools from his own relationship and helps Dr. Solomon answer a listener question about...
Published 11/16/21
Dr. Solomon is joined by guest expert Dr. Adia Gooden for an in-depth discussion about loving across a cultural difference. Together they answer a listener question and then broaden out to discuss racial, ethnic, religious, and political differences in intimate partnerships. Dr. Solomon and Dr. Gooden validate the challenges these couples will likely face while also highlighting the beautiful possibilities for growth, richness, and respect between two individuals with different origin...
Published 11/09/21
When one partner is ready and committed to doing the deep emotional work of improving a relationship, and the other partner is not quite there yet, it can feel like a difference that is impossible to bridge. In this solo episode, Dr. Solomon explores “Relational Self-Awareness Discrepancies,” sharing tools and ideas that couples can use to generate empathy and move to a place of understanding and growth when faced with this common issue. Mentioned in this episode: Dr. Gabor Mate:...
Published 11/02/21
How do we reconnect with our loved ones, and ourselves, during times of global crisis? On this episode, Dr. Solomon is joined by renowned psychotherapist and author Esther Perel to puzzle through this pressing question. You may recognize Esther’s voice from her celebrated TED talks, which have garnered more than 30 million views. Her bestselling books delve into topics of desire, infidelity, and sustaining mystery and excitement in long-term relationships. Together, Esther and Alexandra...
Published 10/26/21
Reimagining Love with Dr. Alexandra Solomon is your destination for profound, enlightening discussions about love, family, intimacy, and everything in between — a podcast that gives us the opportunity to reimagine ourselves, our relationships, and our world. Hosted by renowned clinical psychologist, professor, and award-winning author Dr. Alexandra Solomon, featuring conversations with notable guests from the worlds of therapy, academia, and pop-culture. To join our conversation about the...
Published 09/30/21