Deepika Mulchandani: How Does Possessiveness Affect a Romantic Relationship? | Reloscope #11

In this episode, host Aditi Kutty is joined by Deepika Mulchandani, who is a therapist specializing in trauma-informed sexual and relationship health.

When we’re in love, we tend to feel attached to our partner. Where does this cross the line into being possessive?

Meet Deepika Mulchandani

Deepika Mulchandani is a therapist specializing in sexual and relationship health. Her focus is on helping people understand and heal from the impact of trauma in various aspects of life, including relationships, physical well-being, and sexuality. 

Deepika is not only the founder of The Open Connections, a center for somatic recovery and relationship wellness, but also leads The Whole Woman Project, a supportive space for women to regain safety and empowerment through embodied belly dancing. She is dedicated to promoting mental health and is an advisor to heyy, an innovative app utilizing AI technology for recovery and human connection. Deepika’s expertise is recognized through her affiliations with professional counseling and therapy associations.

About the episode

In this captivating discussion, the host, Aditi Kutty, initiates the conversation by delving into Deepika Mulchandani’s persona through a series of quick questions. The audience gains insights into Deepika’s literary preferences, her admiration for Dr. Sophie Holmes, and her recent completion of a trauma-informed yoga course. 

The focus then shifts toward the central theme: possessiveness in romantic relationships. Deepika expertly draws a comparison between relationships and the art of dance, underscoring the dynamic and intricate nature of these connections. She emphasizes the intrinsic human need for attachment and connection, while also acknowledging the evolving definition of relationships in today’s society.

Throughout the episode, Deepika challenges established beliefs surrounding possessiveness, encouraging the audience to introspect and consider their own perspectives and experiences. With a combination of wisdom and empathy, she searches into the root causes of possessiveness, its impact on individuals and relationships and provides valuable insights on navigating the complex emotional landscape associated with it.

In conclusion

Possessiveness arises from a fear of loss, hindering personal growth and causing anxiety. It stems from a fear of abandonment rooted in past experiences. Navigating possessiveness requires awareness, communication, and seeking help. Approach a possessive partner by expressing feelings rather than accusing, promoting receptiveness.

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