Hi and welcome to The Couples Expert podcast with your host Stuart Fensterheim. This is episode 158 of our show. This week’s podcast is so much fun. Stuart’s guest is author Amy Lyle. While Amy is not a couple’s expert, she brings a fresh take to our podcast with her Book of Failures and her unique and humorous perspective on love and relationships.
Amy was restless in her stay at home mom role so she took a job with a non-profit and began writing. A self-described “Domestic Disaster”, her new book talks about how everything has a humorous side and your attitude is what matters. Her experience as a mom and wife gives her a layperson’s take on love and relationships.
What you’ll learn on today’s podcast:
Amy’s background and what prompted her to write her book [5:30]
Stories make us feel better help us relate, and the more embarrassing it is, the more people can relate. If we’re going to present ourselves as authentic in our personal and professional lives, we can use our embarrassing moments as a way of being grounded and humble. Don’t be afraid to be who you are!
Next week Stuart will be talking about the power of love in overcoming emotional pain and how having a strong emotional connection with your partner allows you to face any challenge together.
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In science, each disappointment brings your closer to a great discovery. In love and relationships, each painful experience can bring you closer and closer to a successful marriage. A relationship is a lesson you can learn about yourself, who you’re most compatible with, what to do and what not to do next time. You see, a successful marriage doesn’t just happen. It takes more than true love to make it work. If you’ve got a string of disappointing relationships behind you, I hope you’ll be encouraged by this article. Your successful marriage might very well be right around the corner.
Before you can say “this is the one, this is my successful marriage partner”, you have to do a few things.
My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversations they provoke. Each week I present one question, and this week, here is our focus:Question: What is an area in your life that has been impacted by your relationship with your partner?
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