This week, we discuss risk in love and relationships. I must admit, it isn’t the type of topic that I feel comfortable discussing and if you were to ask me two years ago what the chances of me hosting a podcast episode on this, I’d tell you the chances would be infinitesimally small. And yet, this being a podcast on risk, here we are.
My guest this week is Erik Newton. Erik is a former family law attorney (i.e. divorce lawyer) who describes himself as “someone who has been through a thousand divorces and still believes in love.” He has a unique and real-world understanding of what makes some marriages thrive and others fall apart. He now works with couples to build healthy relationships. He is the co-founder of Together, a site and podcast that provides people with tools for success in relationships. Erik is also a marriage commissioner and has married over 180 couples.
We had an awesome, insightful and incredibly fun conversation that covered:
- Erik’s background – and how he got into practising divorce law in the first place (he doesn’t strike one as the lawyer type!);
- What he learned about relationships as a divorce lawyer;
- Common causes of divorce;
- Conflict in relationships;
- Being present in relationships;
- Monogamy and open relationships;
- Online dating
- And so much more!
Erik’s site Together – www.together.guide
On Twitter – https://twitter.com/together_show
On Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/togethershow/
On Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/together_show/
On Google+ – https://plus.google.com/114215807768973711486
Jiddu Krishnamurti – http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/
Sex At Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá
The Ethcial Slut by Dossie Easton and Catherine A. Liszt
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