Ep. 44: Erik Newton - Risk and Resilience in Love and Relationships


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This week, we discuss risk in love and relationships. I must admit, it isn’t the type of topic that I feel comfortable discussing and if you were to ask me two years ago what the chances of me hosting a podcast episode on this, I’d tell you the chances would be infinitesimally small. And yet, this being a podcast on risk, here we are.

My guest this week is Erik Newton. Erik is a former family law attorney (i.e. divorce lawyer) who describes himself as “someone who has been through a thousand divorces and still believes in love.” He has a unique and real-world understanding of what makes some marriages thrive and others fall apart. He now works with couples to build healthy relationships. He is the co-founder of Together, a site and podcast that provides people with tools for success in relationships. Erik is also a marriage commissioner and has married over 180 couples.

We had an awesome, insightful and incredibly fun conversation that covered:

  • Erik’s background – and how he got into practising divorce law in the first place (he doesn’t strike one as the lawyer type!);
  • What he learned about relationships as a divorce lawyer;
  • Common causes of divorce;
  • Conflict in relationships;
  • Being present in relationships;
  • Monogamy and open relationships;
  • Online dating
  • And so much more!

Show notes:

Erik’s site Together – www.together.guide

On Twitter - https://twitter.com/together_show

On Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/togethershow/

On Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/together_show/

On Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/7596461?pathWildcard=7596461

On Google+ - https://plus.google.com/114215807768973711486

Erik's podcast conversation with Dr. Helen Fisher

Jiddu Krishnamurti - http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/

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The Ethcial Slut by Dossie Easton and Catherine A. Liszt


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