241: Loving Bravely A Bold Move – Dr. Alexandra Solomon

Let’s jump right to the truth – Real love starts with you. In order to attract a life partner and build a healthy intimate relationship, you must first become a good partner to yourself.

However, many of us enter into romantic relationships full of expectation and hope, only to be sorely disappointed by the realization that the partner we’ve selected is a flawed human being with their own neuroses, history, and desires. What’s needed most is to come out of the closet and do the bold internal work necessary to develop self-awareness and take responsibility for your own experiences. But, how exactly do you do that?

You love bravely. Today we explore what that means with Dr. Alexandra Solomon.

Show Highlights

  • You’ll need to really do the bold internal work to develop self-awareness
  • There are ways to be more empowered in relationships…
  • What Alexandra teaches isn’t just for romantic relationships, but so much more
  • It takes time to build a meaningful relationship – there’s just no way around it
  • What happens when we have sex without trust?

Connect with Dr. Alexandra Solomon

Dr. Alexandra Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University. In addition to writing articles and chapters for leading academic journals and books in the field of marriage and family, she is the author of the book Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want (New Harbinger, 2017). Dr. Solomon maintains a psychotherapy practice for individual adults and couples at The Family Institute at Northwestern University’s Northbrook location. In addition to teaching and training marriage and family therapy graduate students, Dr. Solomon teaches the internationally renowned undergraduate course, “Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101.” Dr. Solomon is a highly sought-after speaker and media commentator on relationship topics.

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