How to Find a Long-Term Relationship: Intention, Skills, and Marketing
We’ve spent a lot of time on Being Well discussing how to improve our relationships - how to navigate conflict effectively, communicate more skillfully, and create a romantic relationship that’s truly fulfilling - but we’ve spent very little time talking about how to get into one of those relationships in the first place.
Today, Dr. Rick and Forrest Hanson talk about how to maximize your chances of finding a fulfilling long-term relationship. They explore how to develop a clear intention of what you want, the key psychological skills that invite a healthy relationship, and how to market yourself authentically while dating.
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1:55: What supports people in finding a long-term partner?
4:35: Having a clear intention
8:45: Psychological skills to maximize our chances of finding a long-term relationship
12:15: Marketing and sorting through suspects
14:40: Intention expanded
22:15: Psychological skills expanded
22:50: A healthy sense of self worth
26:10: Being aware of your selection biases
29:35: Communication skills
34:30: Seeing the best in one another
37:30: Settling anxious and avoidant tendencies
42:00: Resting in presence with someone
43:15: Not letting the perfect be the enemy of the good
44:25: Marketing explained
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