March 8, 2024

Pop-Up 13: Dating is Emotional

The Match Marry Mate™ Show
The Match Marry Mate™ Show
Pop-Up 13: Dating is Emotional
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Show Notes

Welcome to our first Secret Story! We’re listening into a heartfelt story that a listener shared with me about navigating a challenging moment in her relationship. Today’s episode unfolds with an instructional lesson on relationship skills and tools, touching on the importance of emotional regulation and effective communication.

Join me as I teach the difference between skills and tools but discuss how they work hand-in-hand. This listener’s journey showcases some benefits to being properly skilled and equipped for romantic, healthy relationships. As we explore the connection between emotional maturity and building a strong foundation, you’ll learn some gems to create lasting intimacy. I also quote my homeboy, Dana, to add male perspective.

Happy Women’s History Month, and happy listening! I invite you to drop your truth for a chance to have your story inspire the next Secret Story episode!

As always, my role is to provide educational support and guidance, not clinical or mental health advice. 

Time Stamps:

  • [0:49] – I pay respects to Dr. Anna J. Cooper in honor of Women’s History Month.
  • [4:02] – I’m sharing a Secret Story from a listener about her relationship. 
  • [4:59] – Today’s story covers a listener’s use of nonviolent communication and emotional regulation.
  • [7:14] – I share my excitement about stories empowering Black women in relationships.
  • [8:42] – I explain the difference between a skill and a tool.
  • [11:34] – The listener shares how her guy values open communication, praising her work.
  • [14:16] – Dana shares his male perspective: For lasting connections, build on a solid, strong emotional foundation.

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