What Sean Penn has to Teach us About Roles We Play in Relationships

I was recently interviewed about Sean Penn and May-December relationships for Yahoo News:

The May-December romance between 50-year-old Sean Penn and 26-year-old Scarlett Johansson serves as a symbol of what most relationships experience. “People play roles in relationships. These behaviors are childhood roles that served as coping mechanisms growing up, but don’t serve adults well. The at-first endearing behaviors become annoying after awhile. When this happens, conflict soon follows,” explains Imago Relationship therapist Rebecca Sears, who advises couples to seek an Imago Relationship workshop or therapist during this difficult relational transition.

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