Gal Szekely is the founder of The Couples Center, a rapidly growing hub for relationship counseling and education in San Francisco area. He is an adjunct faculty at CIIS and JFK universities where he teaches couples counseling and an instructor in the Hakomi experiential therapy method. His work is especially effective since it integrates mindfulness and the wisdom of the body-mind connection. Gal and his wife, Liron, lead popular weekend premarital workshop for couples called Love Made Simple.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Why commitment is the baseline and foundation of a relationship.
  • How intimacy can be created simply by putting your hand on your partners back and why this is so important.
  • Why individuality is an important component of a successful relationship.
  • How to create a win-win resolution to your relationship conflicts.
  • Actionable tips to create more passion in your relationship.
  • How to manage life together and work like a team.
  • Why growing together and becoming better people is so valuable to a relationship.
  • And much more!

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