Within the realm of intimate relationships, partners often take on one of two roles. This dynamic is known as the Pursuer vs. Distancer pattern and emphasizes the natural give and take of a relationship. On their best days, pursuers are ambitious, passionate, and direct, while distancers are confident, self-reliant, and stoic. However, when problems or conflicts arise, their natural opposite reactions create tension and a less desirable push-and-pull dynamic. On this epside of Core Conversations, learn which role you play and how to disrupt the dynamic.