Wednesday, March 16, 2016

On Relationships - Roadblocks, red flags and mishaps

My wife and I have been married for a little over 6 years now - but we've actually been a couple for 12.

Yea.

What I love about our dynamic is the effort we individually put into keeping our communication as rigorously honest as possible. (I actually got that term from a very good movie, Top Five with Chris Rock & Rosario Dawson - you really need to check it out. Please do.)
Don't get me wrong - it hasn't always been smooth sailing as relationships, and the people in them, can and do evolve. And keeping up with these changes can often lead to some uncomfortable, if not upsetting chapters.
Fortunately, we've managed to stay strong and committed to each other and keep a steady course that has brought our fair share of fun and insightful conversations and memories.
In this post, I wanted to share 2 very insightful episodes from two of my favorite podcasts namely 

Lewis Howes' The School of Greatness 



and Brett McKay's The Art of Manliness



These recordings truly go into great depths of analysis and commentary about the current state of modern relationships and I was surprised to find myself taking notes as lightbulbs were lighting up left and right.
Some really thought-provoking insight into how we relate to each other as a species in the realm of relationships, be it a fling, a serious relationship, open marriage, monogamous or otherwise...

Certainly some rather uncomfortable yet inspiring content as both emphasize that strong, successful and passionate relationships don't just happen by sheer luck or coincidence, but rather(and I believe this to be true for any endeavour you choose to take on) the result of conscious, proactive and collaborative engagement of two people who chose to make something awesome happen.

I hope you'll enjoy listening to these exchanges as I certainly. Be sure to share and show some love to the respective providers as they truly do appreciate and deserve your support.

Do take care.

#StayAwesome

Oli