Marriage & Relationships

Maintain, inspire and reinvigorate mature relationships
In this section, we explore our core principles of attraction, confidence and rapport in the context of advanced relationships. How do you keep a marriage exciting? How do you maintain an established relationship over time? How do you make new friends and maintain a social life as a married man? We cover these and other questions in this section.

Toolbox: Biggest Myth With Small Talk & 3 Mistakes to Avoid


In today’s episode, we cover the science of small talk with AJ and Johnny.  Small talk can feel like a chore these days, but why is it important that we make small talk with people throughout the day, how do we make it fun and engaging, and why is it detrimental to our relationships and community to avoid or ignore … Read More


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Tal Ben-Shahar | The Secret to Being Happy in the Modern World & 3 Tips to Conquer Screen Addiction


In today’s episode, we cover happiness and positive psychology with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar. Tal Ben-Shahar taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership, and now consults and lectures around the world to executives in multinational corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations. Finding happiness in the chaos of life has been … Read More


in Building A Connection, Confidence, Life Hacks, Lifestyle, Making Friends, Marriage & Relationships, Podcast, Self Mastery

The Genesis of Every Single Connection in Our Lives


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“Emotional bids are the genesis of every single connection in our lives.” – AJ Harbinger You had a long day at work. You got stuck in rush hour and hit every red light. You finally got home, made yourself comfortable, and started that latest show your friends have been raving about. It’s getting to the climax of the first episode … Read More


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The Cheat Code to Building Deep Relationships and Being Unforgettable Toolbox


In today’s episode, we cover emotional bids with AJ and Johnny. Understanding emotional bids is the cheat code to building great relationships, but what are they, how do you recognize them, and why does ignoring them lead to the end of relationships? What to Listen For Why are Emotional Bids Important – 2:25  Why is it so important to your … Read More


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Mira Kirshenbaum | The Biggest Myth About Arguments & How to Deal With Finances In A Relationship


In today’s episode, we cover relationships and conflict resolution with Mira Kirshenbaum. Mira is the author of eleven books, the co-founder and clinical director of The Chestnut Hill Institute in Boston, an internationally recognized center for research and psychotherapy for couples, families and individuals, and has been a workshop leader and trainer for medical professionals at Harvard Medical School and … Read More


in Art of Dating, Art of Personal Development, Building A Connection, Confidence, Marriage & Relationships, Podcast

Amy Chan | The Secret Ingredients to a Healthy Relationship & Surviving a Breakup


In today’s episode, we cover overcoming breakups with Amy Chan. Amy has been writing about relationships, dating, and love for over a decade is the Editor-in-Chief of Heart Hackers Club, and is the author of Breakup Bootcamp – The Science of Rewiring Your Heart. Introduction The end of a relationship can be a traumatic experience for many but it doesn’t … Read More


in Art of Dating, Art of Personal Development, Break-Ups & Divorce, Building A Connection, Dating Science, Empowerment, Marriage & Relationships, Podcast

Toolbox | Why Love Isn’t Enough & the 4 Skills You Need for a Healthy Relationship


In today’s episode, we cover how to keep the romance in your life fresh. Unfortunately, many of us believe relationship myths as truth which can set us up for failure, so what are the biggest relationship myths, what else do you need besides love to make a relationship work, and what skills can you start working on today to improve … Read More


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My Partner Feels Criticized


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“Why do you ALWAYS leave the cabinets open? I walk into the kitchen and feel like I’m Vanna freakin’ White, helping a contestant solve a puzzle in here!” I say to my husband, Mark. I say it with a little bit of a laugh, but he knows and I know that I’m giving him shit. “You could just ask me … Read More


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