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

Photo by Bruce Dixon on Unsplash

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