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In this episode, my wife and I talk about some of the approaches and frameworks that have helped us improve and maintain our relationship for nearly a decade. We start off by addressing a question from a listener regarding her own relationship with a guy who doesn’t believe he should have to tailor his communication to suit her. We mostly refer to romantic relationships in the episode but most of the principles we discuss apply to all sorts of relationships.
Timeline of Topics & Tools covered
Question from reader (2:00)
Tool #1: 5 Love Languages (8:00)
Tool #2: Love vs Power (11:30)
Tool #3: Gottman method (14:00)
Tool #4: The Four Tendencies (20:00)
Tool #5: How important is this to you? (27:50)
Tool #6: Analyzing other relationships (33:00)
Tool #7: Big 5 Personality Model (37:30)
Selected links & resources
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Brain Rules for Baby by John Medina
How to Raise Successful People by Esther Wojcicki
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Ruben Chavez is a writer, personal development educator, and host of The Think Grow Podcast. He has created a community of over 3 million readers across his collective platforms, including his popular Instagram page ThinkGrowProsper. Along with this blog, these platforms are his way of inspiring and connecting with thoughtful, creative, and ambitious people just like you.