Battle of the Titans: Sex, Money, and Power in Relationships

March 24, 2021
Hosted by Janie Lacy

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No one wants to feel powerless, and yet we are destined to feel vulnerable and powerless particularly when we are in intimate relationships. The fact that power differentials exist in relationships is not in question; how couples learn to navigate them is. In unhealthy or abusive relationships sex and money are weapons of power for ultimate control and exploitation, and power struggles about sex and money can occur even in the healthiest of relationships—it’s the human condition. So how do individuals and couples learn to balance power in their relationship? The answer is different for each relationship, but all healthy relationships are built on empowered partners. Our guest, Debra Kaplan helps you understand how to successfully harness authentic power, identifying exploitation and how to engage healthy boundaries, learn the underlying attachment styles in relationships that contribute to over-valuation and under-valuation of self and creating healthy sexual and financial boundaries in relationship.

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Janie Lacy

Janie Lacy is one of America’s favorite multiple award-winning Psychotherapist. She is also a respected television commentator and founder of Life Counseling Solutions. She has been enriching lives through her psychotherapy work and is a recognized relationship trauma expert.

In both clinical settings and in private practice, Janie has treated all forms of mental illness, substance abuse, grieving, job stress, emotional disturbances, sexual abuse and parenting issues. Janie's Woman Redeemed Program helps women break toxic relationship patterns, develop greater self-awareness through experimental techniques, create strategies to change painful and destructive behavior patterns, and learn healthy choices for long lasting positive change.

Janie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University. She is a faculty member with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals where she trains professionals who are committed to specializing in the areas of addiction recovery and trauma.

Janie was one of the ONYX Magazine’s 2020 “Women on The Move” Honorees and one of Orlando Magazine's “2019 Women of the Year.” She was also awarded the “2018 Enterprise Business of the Year” award by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida.

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