Relationships are a struggle. Whether a lover, a business partner or a parent/child, they are designed to challenge us, push our buttons and help us grow.
Today we are sharing some tools from a number of experts which (we hope) will give you some perspective.
At the heart of every struggle is usually a breakdown in communication. Is someone not listening? Or do you not speak the same language. Gary Chapman, author of the Five Love Languages would argue the latter.
In Catastrophe, the breakout British hit, we get a nitty-gritty look at what a real relationship looks like, warts and all. Simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking, the show tackles every subject from alcoholism, job loss, infidelity, to, of course, sex. You’re sure to recognize yourself in at least one episode. And finally, we go from the fictional to factual as relationship expert Dr. Esther Perel shares her advice on a podcast with Dax Shepard.
Though all these experts may have different views on what constitutes a successful relationship, they would probably agree, that in the end, the most important relationship is the one we have with ourselves.
Happy Valentines Day
Jessica and Tracy
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Dr Jess is a sexologist who has worked with thousands of couples from all corners of the globe to transform their relationships via her wildly successful Marriage As A Business program. In this video, she shares her thoughts on relationships and how they tie into our success as entrepreneurs. It’s our valentine to you. Take a look
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Whether in a relationship or not, you’ll love this brilliantly written and hilarious award-winning British sitcom, Catastrophe. During a business trip to London, Rob, an American, meets Sharon, an Irish teacher, with whom he shares incredible chemistry. While the two plan to have some fun, with no strings attached, Sharon very unexpectedly becomes pregnant. The sudden news inspires the recent acquaintances to try and make it as a couple, despite nonstop complications that include hailing from different continents, and a pregnancy that is not without risks. Now in it’s 4th season, this binge-worthy show will have you laughing and crying at the same time.
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman was originally published in 1992, and has since been re-released several times. The latest revised edition was released in 2015, and has been on the New York Times bestseller list since 2009. This may have something to do with Oprah, as she devoted an entire show to the book. It’s a fascinating look at the five key ways we express love. The five categories being: Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, Physical Touch, Acts of Service, and Words of Affirmation. The idea being, if your love language is different than your partners love language, you could both be feeling dissatisfied. It’s one of those books that has been passed around from friend to friend, and has been credited for saving relationships. But before you jump to conclusions about into which category you fall, take the time to read the book. You won’t regret it.
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Rather than celebrating Valentine’s Day, celebrate your relationship. Take a look at what Dr Jess has to say about this special day and all that it entails. Read more
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Esther Perel is a Belgian author and psychotherapist specializing in relationships and couples therapy. In this podcast, Esther sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the true definition of eroticism, the unrealistic expectations we put on our partners, and how the status of a couple affects the whole family. Esther delineates the complexities of infidelity, as well as insisting that we need to break societal labels. It’s one of our favourite podcasts, and perfect to take you into the upcoming Valentine’s day weekend.
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