It’s easy for relationships to burn hot and to burn quickly out. But if you’re after lasting love, it’s the friendship that you will want to prioritize. In this episode, I explain why and how.
01:10 Many couples are struggling right now.
2:25 My high school dating experiences had nothing to do with friendship.
3:21 Having access to our desires but not being too attached to them
3:50 Cultivating friendship inside of romance calls for surrender and patience.
4:34 “Jess, I have found my person”, she exclaimed. I shuddered.
5:57 Blinded by what you wanted them to be, you missed tuning into who they actually are.
5:47 What distinguishes the friendship from the romance?
6:55 “I want nothing from you and everything for you”.
7:20 M. Scott Peck’s famous definition of love
8:37 The friendship is the water and the romance is the fire (Jewish teaching)
9:18 This week’s homework
Podcast produced by Sal DeRosalia
Music composed and performed by Aimee Mia Kelley