|DSP 66| Keeping Marriage and Other Very Long Term Relationships Alive - Athol Kay

DSR: Become a Better Man by Mastering Dating, Sex and Relationships (formerly Dating Skills Podcast) show

Summary: Athol's origins (03:58) Athol's introduction into relationship advice based on his own relationship (05:20) Athol's personal background and meeting his future wife (07:08) Keeping focus on his long distance relationship (10:05) Athol's sexual life with his wife (see correction in introduction) (13:00) Is marriage different compared to any other very long-term relationship? (14:55) The positives and negatives of marriage versus a long-term relationship (16:33) Why should marriage be a consideration when in a long-term relationship? (17:40) Scenarios in which marriage should or should not be considered, from one's own perspective as well as with the other person (19:50) Changes and transition periods leading up to a sustaining marriage (24:05) Scenarios involving men giving up certain traits that lead to marriage problems down the line (24:45) Why men drop their alpha activities when in a long-term relationship or marriage (27:35) When critical moments of neglect or failure take place that result in a lack of trust or support, whether intentional or unintentional (30:20) Excuses pertaining to critical moments of neglect or failure (31:52) Miscommunication scenarios: Athol's personal example (33:54) Fixing breach of trust and miscommunication issues (39:20) Identifying alpha / beta problems versus trust problems (42:03) Worry benchmarks to consider when there is a decrease in sex (44:48) Reasons for sexual lifestyle changes (46:00) Balancing alpha and beta behavior concepts in a relationship (48:00) Recommendations for high quality advice in this area of dating, sex, and relationships (54:30) Top three recommendations to help men get results as fast as possible in this area of their lives (55:38)