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Optimal Relationships Daily

I read you the best content on relationships, including dating, marriage, parenting, and more, with author permission. Think of Optimal Relationships Daily as an audioblog or blogcast.

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333: [Part 2] 6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Normal by Mark Manson

Mark Manson shares 6 toxic relationship habits most people think are normal. This is Part 2 of 2. Episode 333: [Part 2] 6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Normal by Mark Manson (Unhealthy Romantic Love Emotions). Mark Manson was a full-time professional dating coach for men from 2008 until 2011. Sick of the industry, he wrote his first book, Models: Attract Women Through Honesty, and changed the name and focus of his business to address broader self-development topics for men. The book took off, selling tens of thousands of copies. As he branched out into deeper issues of masculinity, self-worth, and the changing cultural landscape, the site grew. By 2013, he had begun writing about larger cultural issues — gender relations, happiness, ambition, life purpose, and cultural perspectives he had gathered while living in various countries around the world. Despite the fact that the business was still directed at men, thousands of women began reading and asking for advice as well. That same year, he made the leap to his own site and domain, broadening the demographics of his audience. The site exploded, garnering millions of views each month. Check out his book: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F---. The original post is located here: https://markmanson.net/toxic-relationship-habits Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9mins

1 Aug 2018

Rank #1

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406: Steps to Stop Being Co-dependent AND Assumptions and How They Hurt Relationships by Lisa Merlo-Booth

2 shorter posts from Lisa Merlo-Booth on improving relationships. Episode 406: Steps to Stop Being Co-dependent AND Assumptions and How They Hurt Relationships by Lisa Merlo-Booth Lisa Merlo-Booth is a straight-talking and highly effective relationship expert, speaker, and blogger. She has over twenty years of experience in the field of therapy and relationship coaching and a thriving private practice with a client base of individuals and couples spanning the United States and Europe. Lisa is widely known for her straight talk on women, and for her emphasis on teaching women to stop responding in the extremes (silencing or exploding) and, instead, to affect change in a way that is grounded, respectful, and strong. This highly effective approach to communication is about speaking from Grounded Powerful Strength (GPS) rather than the extremes of meekness or aggression. The original posts are located here: https://lisamerlobooth.com/steps-to-stop-being-co-dependant/ & https://lisamerlobooth.com/assumptions-and-how-they-hurt-relationships/ Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter promo code: ORD50 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10mins

1 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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421: How To Turn Self Love Into A Lifestyle by Irene Elias of Self Love Junkie on Self-Caring vs. Self-Love

Irene Elias of Self Love Junkie shares how to turn self love into a lifestyle. Episode 421: How To Turn Self Love Into A Lifestyle by Irene Elias of Self Love Junkie on Self-Caring vs. Self-Love Irene Elias is a professional certified life coach, and a co-author in the best selling series, Adventures in Manifesting, Soulful Relationships. Her mission at Self Love Junkie is to help you become happier and confident with who you are so you can experience greater love and a healthier, joyfilled relationship. Life's a lot better from that place - and the world benefits from happy love-filled people. The original post is located here: https://selflovejunkie.com/how-to-turn-self-love-into-a-lifestyle/ Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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276: How to Get Your Super Motivated Boyfriend to Marry You by Sam Dogen of Financial Samurai

Sam of Financial Samurai shares how to get your super motivated boyfriend to marry you. Episode 276: How to Get Your Super Motivated Boyfriend to Marry You by Sam Dogen of Financial Samurai (Popping the Question). Sam Dogen's net worth took a beating in 2009 as the world was falling apart. He thought it would be a good idea to start a personal finance site to help himself and others make sense of chaos. After all, he had spent 10 years working in the finance industry, got his MBA from Cal, invested and saved aggressively, and still got financially rocked! Since then, more than 20 million visitors have stopped by FinancialSamurai.com. The original post is located here: https://www.financialsamurai.com/how-to-get-your-super-motivated-boyfriend-to-marry-you Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts Thank you to Canidae, an independent and family-owned pet food company with quality ingredients! Get your free sample: Canidae.com/podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10mins

14 May 2018

Rank #4

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267: 10 Relationship Tips Everyone Forgets by Marc Chernoff of MarcAndAngel.com

Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel shares 10 relationship tips everyone forgets. Episode 267: 10 Relationship Tips Everyone Forgets by Marc Chernoff of MarcAndAngel.com (Communication & Forgiveness). Marc and Angel Chernoff are professional coaches, full-time students of life, admirers of the human spirit, and have been recognized by Forbes as having “one of the most popular personal development blogs.” Through their blog, book, course and coaching, they’ve spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love and peace. The site has attracted over 100 million page views and 100 thousand subscribers since its inception in 2006. Their first book, “1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently“ is a focused collection of short, concise tips and reflections on the little things that make a huge difference in our daily lives. It’s available online at: marcandangel.com/book and on Amazon. The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/11/14/10-relationship-tips-everyone-forgets Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9mins

1 May 2018

Rank #5

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317: How to Have Better Conversations with Your Partner and Just About Anyone Else by Andy Reynolds with Gottman

Andy Reynolds with The Gottman Institute shares how to have better conversations with your partner, and just about anyone else. Episode 317: How to Have Better Conversations with Your Partner and Just About Anyone Else by Andy Reynolds with Gottman (Talk). The Gottman Institute understands that the human family is in crisis, and that all individuals are capable of and deserve compassion. It is their mission to reach out to families in order to help create and maintain greater love and health in relationships. They are committed to an ongoing program of research that increases the understanding of relationships and adds to the development of interventions that have been carefully evaluated. It is their goal to make their services accessible to the broadest reach of people across race, religion, class, culture, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. Want to improve your marriage in 60 seconds or less? Over 40 years of research with thousands of couples has proven a simple fact: small things often can create big changes over time. Got a minute? Sign up for The Gottman Institute's Marriage Minute at http://OLDPodcast.com/marriage The original post is located here: https://www.gottman.com/blog/better-conversations-partner-just-anyone-else Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8mins

10 Jul 2018

Rank #6

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417: [Part 1] How to Make Friends as a Grown-Up by Lindsay Miller with Nerd Fitness on Building Relationships

Lindsay Miller with Nerd Fitness shares how to make friends as a grown-up. This is part 1 of 2. Episode 417: [Part 1] How to Make Friends as a Grown-Up by Lindsay Miller with Nerd Fitness on Building Relationships Steve Kamb started exercising back in high school without really knowing what he was doing. Through high school and college, he made every training mistake known to man and got zero results. It wasn’t until he graduated college and learned the right way to train that he started to see positive changes. He's a nerd, but likes fitness… so why not combine the two and turn life into one giant video game? And thus, in the fall of 2009, NerdFitness.com was born! The original post is located here: https://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/how-to-make-friends-as-a-grown-up/ Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9mins

16 Apr 2019

Rank #7

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132: My Life With a Narcissist - Is Your Ex One - Part 2 by Marce with Love's A Game

Guest author Marce with Love's a Game shares her insights from her life with a narcissist. This is Part 2 of 5. Episode 132: My Life With a Narcissist - Is Your Ex One - Part 2 by Marce with Love's A Game (Understanding Today's Narcissist). Eddie Corbano's mission and life's purpose is to help you use your breakup or divorce to turn your life around and become the best version of yourself that you can ever be, and attract your ideal partner (your "Authentic Love") by being that new you. He gives you the tools, motivation, and inspiration to make this breakup the catalyst to become a stronger and more confident person: to break free from your ex, reclaim your emotional freedom, and live the life you are really destined to live. Take the test: how fast can you move on from your ex: http://lovesagame.com/heal The original post is located here: https://lovesagame.com/my-life-with-a-narcissist-part-1-is-your-ex-one Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11mins

24 Oct 2017

Rank #8

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351: The Secret to a Meaningul Life is Meaningful Relationships by Emily Esfahani Smith with The Gottman Institute

Emily Esfahani Smith with The Gottman Institute shares why the secret to a meaningful life is meaningful relationships. Episode 351: The Secret to a Meaningul Life is Meaningful Relationships by Emily Esfahani Smith with The Gottman Institute The Gottman Institute understands that the human family is in crisis, and that all individuals are capable of and deserve compassion. It is their mission to reach out to families in order to help create and maintain greater love and health in relationships. They are committed to an ongoing program of research that increases the understanding of relationships and adds to the development of interventions that have been carefully evaluated. It is their goal to make their services accessible to the broadest reach of people across race, religion, class, culture, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. Want to improve your marriage in 60 seconds or less? Over 40 years of research with thousands of couples has proven a simple fact: small things often can create big changes over time. Got a minute? Sign up for The Gottman Institute's Marriage Minute at http://OLDPodcast.com/marriage The original post is located here: https://www.gottman.com/blog/secret-meaningful-life-meaningful-relationships/ Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8mins

27 Aug 2018

Rank #9

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222: A Guide to Dealing with Frustration & Disappointment in Yourself

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares a guide to dealing with frustration and disappointment in yourself. Episode 222: A Guide to Dealing with Frustration & Disappointment in Yourself (Productivity & Personal Development). Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness. The original post is located here: https://zenhabits.net/disappointed Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9mins

27 Feb 2018

Rank #10

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121: A Guide For All Of Us: Getting Good at Storytelling & Other Superhuman Social Skills - Part 1 by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits interviews Tynan with how to improve our social skills. This is Part 1 of 2. Episode 121: A Guide For All Of Us: Getting Good at Storytelling & Other Superhuman Social Skills - Part 1 by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits. Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness. The original post is located here: https://zenhabits.net/storytelling/ Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11mins

9 Oct 2017

Rank #11

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221: Micro Strategies to Eradicate Your Negative Reactions by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less

Courtney Carver of Be More With Less shares micro strategies to eradicate your negative reactions. Episode 221: Micro Strategies to Eradicate Your Negative Reactions by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less (Improving Habits & Mindfulness). Courtney Carver was stopped in her tracks with a scary MS diagnosis after decades of debt, discontent, and trying to do it all. She had to slow down, prioritize her health, and figure out what was really important in her life. She discovered what mattered most by getting rid of everything that didn’t matter at all. In the end it all came down to love and health. She went from a busy, overwhelmed advertising director to spending 2-3 hours every morning taking care of herself, loving her work, and being present and engaged with the people she loves. Her family changed, too. They moved from wanting bigger closets, nicer furniture, and more stuff to downsizing into a 750 sq. ft apartment with no storage. Courtney has written books, courses, and hundreds of articles to help you simplify your life and work so you can focus on what really matters. The original post is located here: https://bemorewithless.com/micro-strategies-to-eradicate-your-negative-reactions Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

7mins

26 Feb 2018

Rank #12

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123: Men Are Honest. You're Just Not Listening - The Love U Podcast with Evan Marc Katz

Evan Marc Katz says men are honest; you're just not listening. Do you agree? Episode 123: Men Are Honest. You're Just Not Listening - The Love U Podcast with Evan Marc Katz | Understand Men. Find Love. Dating coach Evan Marc Katz has been billed as a “personal trainer for smart, strong, successful women,” helping singles find love since 2003. Thousands of his clients have fallen in love, gotten married, started families, and found happiness, after only a few months of coaching. It’s an unlikely career for a man--much less a man who was called a “serial dater” by CNN--yet that’s what makes Katz such a unique coach. By helping women understand men--what they think, how they act, and what they really want--he empowers them to make healthy, informed choices in love. The original post is located here: http://www.evanmarckatz.com/blog/understanding-men/men-are-honest-youre-just-not-listening Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #13

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117: Change in Relationships: Is It Possible? If So How Do I Tell If My Partner's Promises and Changes are Real - Lisa Merlo-Booth

Lisa Merlo-Booth shares her opinion on people changing and how to tell if the changes are real. Episode 117: Change in Relationships: Is It Possible? If So How Do I Tell If My Partner's Promises and Changes are Real - Lisa Merlo-Booth. Lisa Merlo-Booth is a straight-talking and highly effective relationship expert, speaker, and blogger. She has over twenty years of experience in the field of therapy and relationship coaching and a thriving private practice with a client base of individuals and couples spanning the United States and Europe. Lisa is widely known for her straight talk on women, and for her emphasis on teaching women to stop responding in the extremes (silencing or exploding) and, instead, to affect change in a way that is grounded, respectful, and strong. This highly effective approach to communication is about speaking from Grounded Powerful Strength (GPS) rather than the extremes of meekness or aggression. The original post is located here: http://lmerlobooth.typepad.com/straighttalk/2008/09/change-in-relationships-is-it-possible-if-so-how-do-i-tell-if-my-partners-promises-and-changes-are-real.html Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12mins

3 Oct 2017

Rank #14

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420: How to Be a Parent Your Child Wants to Talk To by Dr. Erin Leonard with Gottman Institute on Healthy Parenting

Dr. Erin Leonard with The Gottman Institute shares how to be a parent your child wants to talk to. Episode 420: How to Be a Parent Your Child Wants to Talk To by Dr. Erin Leonard with Gottman Institute on Healthy Parenting The Gottman Institute understands that the human family is in crisis, and that all individuals are capable of and deserve compassion. It is their mission to reach out to families in order to help create and maintain greater love and health in relationships. They are committed to an ongoing program of research that increases the understanding of relationships and adds to the development of interventions that have been carefully evaluated. It is their goal to make their services accessible to the broadest reach of people across race, religion, class, culture, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. Want to improve your marriage in 60 seconds or less? Over 40 years of research with thousands of couples has proven a simple fact: small things often can create big changes over time. Got a minute? Sign up for The Gottman Institute's Marriage Minute at http://OLDPodcast.com/marriage The original post is located here: https://www.gottman.com/blog/parent-child-wants-talk/ Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11mins

19 Apr 2019

Rank #15

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131: My Life With a Narcissist - Is Your Ex One - Part 1 by Marce with Love's A Game

Guest author Marce with Love's a Game shares her insights from her life with a narcissist. This is Part 1 of 5. Episode 131: My Life With a Narcissist - Is Your Ex One - Part 1 by Marce with Love's A Game (Dealing with Narcissism in Relationships). Eddie Corbano's mission and life's purpose is to help you use your breakup or divorce to turn your life around and become the best version of yourself that you can ever be, and attract your ideal partner (your "Authentic Love") by being that new you. He gives you the tools, motivation, and inspiration to make this breakup the catalyst to become a stronger and more confident person: to break free from your ex, reclaim your emotional freedom, and live the life you are really destined to live. Take the test: how fast can you move on from your ex: http://lovesagame.com/heal The original post is located here: https://lovesagame.com/my-life-with-a-narcissist-part-1-is-your-ex-one Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10mins

23 Oct 2017

Rank #16

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398: Good girls, bad guys and the law of attraction by TK Coleman

T.K. Coleman shares his thoughts on good girls, bad guys and the law of attraction. Episode 398: Good girls, bad guys and the law of attraction by TK Coleman T.K. Coleman is the Co-Founder & Education Director of Praxis. He is a prolific writer and speaker with a singular mission: to awaken people to their own creative power. Sounds cheesy, but TK listens to Christmas music year-round, so he's used to being called cheesy and it doesn't bother him in the least. Learn more about him at TKColeman.com. The original post is located here: http://tkcoleman.com/2011/08/07/good-girls-bad-guys-and-the-law-of-attraction/ Please Rate & Review the Show! Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Podcasts Facebook Group! and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts For 50 percent off your first box of EveryPlate, go to everyplate.com and enter ORD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9mins

31 Oct 2018

Rank #17

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203: 20 Habits Happy Couples Have (But Never Talk About) - Part 1 by Angel Chernoff of Marc and Angel Hack Life

Angel of Marc and Angel Hack Life shares 20 habits happy couples have. This is Part 1 of 2. Episode 203: 20 Habits Happy Couples Have (But Never Talk About) - Part 1 by Angel Chernoff of Marc and Angel Hack Life (Lucky in Love). Marc and Angel Chernoff are professional coaches, full-time students of life, admirers of the human spirit, and have been recognized by Forbes as having “one of the most popular personal development blogs.” Through their blog, book, course and coaching, they’ve spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love and peace. The site has attracted over 100 million page views and 100 thousand subscribers since its inception in 2006. Their first book, “1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently“ is a focused collection of short, concise tips and reflections on the little things that make a huge difference in our daily lives. It’s available online at: marcandangel.com/book and on Amazon. The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2015/02/11/20-habits-happy-couples-have Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12mins

31 Jan 2018

Rank #18

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286: 6 Secrets of a Loving Relationship And The Power of a Smile by Tammy Strobel of Rowdy Kittens

2 shorter posts from Tammy Strobel of Rowdy Kittens, with 6 secrets of a loving relationship, and the power of a smile. Episode 286: 6 Secrets of a Loving Relationship And The Power of a Smile by Tammy Strobel of Rowdy Kittens (Love & Happiness). Tammy Strobel is a photographer, writer, teacher, and founder of RowdyKittens.com. She loves morning views, tiny homes, reading, and everyday adventures. She started Rowdy Kittens to share her story and help you go small, think big, and be happy. Every week, she shares new photos, writing, and a roundup of happy links on the blog. The original posts are located here: https://www.rowdykittens.com/blog/2010/04/love https://www.rowdykittens.com/blog/2010/11/smile Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com & in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9mins

28 May 2018

Rank #19