86: Building Loving Relationships 101

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Dr. Alexandra Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University, and the author of Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want.

She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology and a graduate certificate in Gender Studies from Northwestern University in 2001. In addition to teaching and training marriage and family therapy graduate students, Solomon teaches the internationally renowned undergraduate course, Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101. Solomon is a frequent speaker and media commentator on relationship topics and you can visit her online at dralexandrasolomon.com.

In today’s episode we cover relationship topics that include:

  • What her students love about her 17-year old college course, Marriage 101.
  • How our life experiences affect how we love.
  • Learning to be less reactive and appreciate our partner more.
  • Why it can be valuable to have the difficult conversations with a therapist.
  • The importance of making time and space to look within ourselves.
  • And much more!

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Dr. Solomon’s Daily Tool

Keep a gratitude journal.

Relationship Advice Resource

Loving Bravely

Advice for Newlyweds

Be sure to show gratitude for your partner every day.

Advice for Single Listeners

Work on yourself and know that it is natural to be ‘shaken’ when falling in love.

Interview Links

Dr. Solomon’s Website

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