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In this episode, we continue our series on the Mother’s influence in life based on Erikson’s Stages of Development and enter the Adolescent and Early Adulthood stages. 

  • How do we determine who we are and our role in society
  • Gender Identity and testing different roles with peers
  • Dealing with struggles to form close relationships and the capacity to experience intimacy and love
  • Examining your mother’s marriage or partnerships and the dynamics of relationships and rejecting or mimicking their relationship style
  • Projections of parent image onto romantic partners

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How to Develop the Courage to Love


Debra Maldonado 00:28

Hello, everyone. Welcome back to Soul Sessions with CreativeMind. I’m Debra Berndt Maldonado, here with Dr. Rob Maldonado. We have continuation of our series on Erickson’s stages of psychosocial development and the mother archetype. Before we dive into today’s topic, which is how to find the courage to love, I want to remind you all to please subscribe to our podcast if you’re listening to us on iTunes, Spotify, or any podcast hosting service, so you don’t miss a single episode, especially the previous ones about the Erickson’s model we’ve been going through the past couple of weeks. If you’re watching us here on YouTube, please subscribe, just click on the button here in the corner of the video, and you’ll be notified of every new episode as it comes out. Today we are talking about how to find the courage to love. We’re getting into everyone’s favorite age, adolescence and early adulthood.

Robert Maldonado 01:35

We start out the series talking about early childhood. This is really important, it is an incredible work, and this is why Erickson’s model has stood the test of time, it’s still around, people still use it. Because it gives us a framework from which to understand the development of personality. Not only that, he breaks it down into really important elements at each stage, it’s like questions that we have to answer, these challenges, these tests that we have to accomplish.

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