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Exploring and discussing a variety of relationship topics and issues for people in all kinds of relationships; including partnerships, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, roommates and more.

Jan 22, 2019

Respect, trust, and honesty are some of the factors that contribute to a healthy relationship. But there is one essential ingredient in the success of any relationship that many do not consider - emotional intelligence. To be able to understand and identify your emotions. To manage them well as you respond to the emotions of others. That beats being the top performer in class or at work because these abilities allow you to impact one of the things that matter most in life - your relationships.


Today, I discuss what emotional intelligence (EQ) is and the impact that having a high EQ can make in your life and the people around you. I share tips on how to show emotional intelligence in various relationship aspects such as with partners, colleagues, and children. I explain how men can contribute to their relationships in a positive way when they understand and increase their EQ. I also share why self-awareness is crucial in developing emotional intelligence and why self-regulation is the most important thing you can do to make the world a better place.


“Developing emotional intelligence is the very first step to relationship success.” - Pripo Teplitsky


This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It:


  • What emotional intelligence is and why it is significant in relationships.
  • The essential role that self-awareness plays in enhancing emotional intelligence.
  • Why you need to have a good emotional vocabulary and the benefits of learning emotional words.
  • What the “sacred pause” is and the importance of pausing when cultivating your emotional intelligence.
  • How to increase your self-awareness.
  • The significance of knowing what makes you tick.
  • How to increase your capacity to self-regulate.
  • The difference between being a doormat husband vs. accepting your partner’s influence.
  • What the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” are in relationships.
  • Telltale signs that a man is resisting his wife’s influence.
  • Why men may reject their partner’s influence.
  • How a wife can increase the positivity in her marriage.
  • The relationship between emotional intelligence and being a good leader at work.
  • The greatest modeling parents can do to their children.


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