756: Vulnerability: A Key to a Successful Relationship | Q&A w/ Jill Coleman

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Relationships are built on trust, but that trust must be maintained over the years with intentional conversations to ensure that both people are on the same page – but how do you approach those conversations in a way that is healthy and promotes open & honest communication so that both of you are comfortable discussing uncomfortable topics?

What to Listen For

  • How did Jill Coleman get into the fitness industry and find her calling?
  • What can you do to overcome the negativity when it comes to having a public life?
  • How many relationships actually survive infidelity?
  • What can you look for to know whether or not it’s worth it to build a friendship with an ex-partner?
  • What are the 2 parts to communication and why will your relationship fail if you don’t understand them?
  • How do you stay focused on improving yourself rather than getting caught up in trying to fix other people?
  • What is the difference between making something your fault and taking responsibility for it?
  • What is the 3 S system to have an honest conversation about something you’re struggling to discuss?
  • How do you set boundaries with someone when you’re not sure what the relationship is?
  • How do you know when to have the conversation about intentions and expectations with someone you’re dating?
  • If you’re feeling jealous or insecure about your partner, should you be honest about it?
  • Why is it important to be able to trust yourself before you can trust other people?
  • How do you deal with toxic relationships when there are children involved?

Trust is an interesting facet of human interaction. We learn about people by having conversations with them, seeing how they react to a variety of events and circumstances, and understanding the way they make us feel. Trust is something that can take weeks, months, or years to build, can be lost in a moment, and sometimes can never be rebuilt.

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AJ Harbinger - author of 1162 posts on The Art of Charm

AJ Harbinger is one of the world’s top relationship development experts. His company, The Art of Charm, is a leading training facility for top performers that want to overcome social anxiety, develop social capital and build relationships of the highest quality. Raised by a single father, AJ felt a strong desire to learn about relationships and the elements that make them successful. However, this interest went largely untapped for many years. Following the path set out for him by his family, AJ studied biology in college and went on to pursue a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the University of Michigan. It was at this time that he began to feel immense pressure from the cancer lab he worked in and began to explore other outlets for expression. It was at this point that The Art of Charm Podcast was born.

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