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July 5th, 2024

The STRONG Framework: Mastering the 6 Pillars of Lasting Love with Kristal DeSantis

Are you ready to unlock the secrets to building a strong, fulfilling relationship that stands the test of time? In this illuminating episode, licensed marriage and family therapist Kristal DeSantis shares her groundbreaking STRONG framework – a comprehensive roadmap for creating deep, lasting connections.

Drawing from her extensive experience working with couples, Kristal delves into the six pillars that form the foundation of a healthy relationship: Safety, Trust, Respect, Openness, Nurturing, and Generosity. You’ll gain a fresh perspective on why traditional approaches often fall short and how to cultivate a bond that transcends the challenges of modern life.

Here are 5 key insights you can expect:
– Understand the critical role of emotional safety and how to co-create an environment where vulnerability can thrive.
– Discover practical strategies for building unshakable trust and mutual respect, even if past experiences have left you guarded.
– Learn the art of open communication that allows your relationship to evolve and grow alongside you.
– Gain wisdom on nurturing your partnership, your family, and your individual growth as equal priorities.
– Explore the transformative power of generosity – the "fairy dust" that keeps the spark alive and your connection vibrant.

Whether you’re embarking on a new relationship, navigating challenges in your current one, or seeking to reignite the flame, this episode offers a powerful blueprint for creating the deep, fulfilling bond you’ve always desired.

— Key Moments —
00:00:00 Decoding Modern Relationships with Kristal DeSantis
00:01:37 Fun Trivia and Getting to Know Kristal
00:16:25 Challenges in Modern Relationships
00:18:17 Evolution of Online Dating
00:22:02 Common Relationship Issues
00:23:11 Challenges in Emotional Conversations
00:24:12 Report vs. Rapport in Relationships
00:27:46 Impact of Technology on Relationships
00:29:11 The Dual Nature of Technology in Relationships
00:30:33 The Evolution of Relationship Communication
00:31:41 Changing Role of Men in Relationships
00:36:56 Transitioning from Literal to Metaphorical Protection
00:37:25 The Complexity of Comparing Men to Bears
00:41:31 Evolution of Gender Dynamics
00:43:28 Addressing Imbalances in Relationship Resources
00:46:20 Introduction to the Strong Relationship Framework
00:48:34 The Six Pillars of a Healthy Relationship: STRONG
01:12:54 Importance of Self-Investment in Relationships
01:15:53 Future Plans for Relationship Retreats
01:19:44 The Reality of Love and Relationships
01:20:06 Gratitude and Encouragement

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My name is Brent and I am an entrepreneur mostly known for being a Men’s Relationship & Personal Development Coach, the Host of The Fallible Man Podcast, a Speaker, Personal Trainer and an Event Coordinator.

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