Something You Should Know about Keeping Love Alive

Be More Convincing

May 26, 2016


Interview with Dan Roam, author of the book Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work




Mike Carruthers:
When we’re talking with other people socially or professionally our ideas and the stories we tell are really just a string of words.


Dan Roam:
The problem is that unless those ideas are really, really crystal clearly formed they’re just kind of like big fluffy clouds. We talk about this one for a moment and then it passes away and the next one comes along and we completely forget about the previous one.

Dan Roam

Marriage Magic

April 28, 2016


Interview with Barbara Bartlein, author of the book Marriage Makeover: Simple Ways to Revitalize Your Relationship Without Your Spouse Even Knowing




Mike Carruthers:
That excitement that starts a marriage or long-term relationship often fades.


Barbara Bartlein:
More marriages just end with a whimper rather than a bang and part of the reason is people tend to put their marriage on the back burner and not put a lot of effort into it.

Barbara Bartlein

The Semi-Happy Marriage

March 31, 2016


Interview with Pamela Haag, author of the book Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses, and Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting the Rules




Mike Carruthers:
Something interesting has happened to a lot of marriages today they fallen into the category of the semi-happy marriage.


Pamela Haag:
The semi-happy marriages are usually very amiable and high functioning as friendships but in some ways they’ve become too much like a friendship.

Pamela Haag

The 5 Love Languages Explained

January 8, 2016


Interview with Gary Chapman, author of the book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts




Mike Carruthers:
Do you know the 5 love languages?


Gary Chapman:
One of them is words of affirmation; “You look nice in that outfit, really appreciate what you did” – simply words of affirmation.  Another is gifts it’s universal to give gifts as an expression of love.

Gary Chapman

Your Needs In A Relationship

 November 30, 2015


Interview with Dr. Jane Greer, author of the book What About Me?: Stop Selfishness from Ruining Your Relationship




Mike Carruthers:
Every relationship requires compromise so inevitably…


Jane Greer:
The minute you enter a relationship it becomes a question of your needs versus your partner’s needs, who comes first, who’s most important, and what about me?


Dr. Jane Greer

Relationship Happiness

August 5, 2015


Interview with Alan C. Fox, author of the book People Tools for Love and Relationships: The Journey from Me to Us




Mike Carruthers:
Just about everyone wants to find and be with someone who loves them. And success maybe in how we approach it.


Alan C. Fox:
We grow up thinking you’ll meet your one and only, fall in love, live happily ever after – you don’t have work at it you find the perfect person. I say that’s wrong I say you have to be the right person.

Alan C. Fox

Improve Your Relationship Today

May 28, 2015


Interview with Cloe Madanes, author of the book Relationship Breakthrough: How to Create Outstanding Relationships in Every Area of Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
In any relationship we all have the need for security and certainty.


Cloe Madanes:
One of the paradoxes of human life is that as soon as you have certainty you have the need for uncertainty, variety - you want some surprises.

Cloe Madanes


Secrets Of A Happy Marriage - Part 2

January 15, 2015


Interview with Karl Pellemer, author of the book 30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage




Mike Carruthers:
We’ve all heard how half of all marriages end in divorce and how many troubled marriages there are; however…


Karl Pellemer:
I can tell you the opposite is true. There are quite a few people who make it for 50, 60, or 70 years and it’s a fantastic trip for them. 

Karl Pellemer

Secrets Of A Happy Marriage

January 14, 2015


Interview with Karl Pellemer, author of the book 30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage




Mike Carruthers:
What if you asked people that have been married a long time what they think is the key to a successful marriage? One thing you would hear is…


Karl Pellemer:
Think small. And this really struck me, almost all of us as we look at problems in our marriage we think of big ticket items.

Karl Pellemer

Love & Intuition

December 26, 2014


Interview with Laura Day, author of the book Practical Intuition in Love: Let Your Intuition Guide You to the Love of Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
When we meet new people, we often worry about rejection however…

Laura Day:

When people make contact in a caring and respectful manner that contact rarely goes awry. It’s learning how to make contact that way.

Laura Day

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