The connection we have with our friends can be just as important as our connection with a partner. However, balancing our friendships with our romantic relationships can be difficult. Listen to today’s show to learn how to communicate with all parties and balance our friendships with our romantic relationships.

  • How are friendships can change as we enter new stages of life and how to deal with this.
  • Stepping away from your romantic relationship for restoration and time to nurture friendships.
  • Balancing the guilt about being away from your romantic partner and/or kids.
  • Friendships with other couples.
  • And much more!

Dr. Alexandra H. Solomon is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University and a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. In addition to writing articles and chapters for leading academic journals and books in the field of marriage and family, she is the author of the book Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want (New Harbinger, 2017).

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Episode Links

Dr. Alexandra’s Website

Book: Loving Bravely

Episode 86: Building Loving Relationships 101


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