Live Stream On Defensiveness And Dating Defensive Women (and Men)

I believe that defensiveness is one of the most damaging qualities to the dating and relationship dynamics, especially in our (American) society, and… to pretty much any other interaction socially and even professionally. In this stream I discuss the various issues surrounding defensiveness in dating and what you can / should do to minimize this problem in your own dating life.

To Be Or Not To Be “Yourself” On Dates

Recently, I attended an inspiring presentation by a Rabbi who pointed out, among other things, that one of the main goals of human life is to work on and fix our flaws and shortcoming. This appears to be in direct contradiction to what you hear people say all around in response to any type of criticism or constructive feedback – “don’t try to change me, I am going to be myself and I am not going to change for anyone.” This latter approach is an unconvincing, weak excuse for not doing what’s indeed so important to building a good life – self improvement. The video below encourages you not to resort to excuse, and instead take action to become a better person:

 

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Your Generosity And Your Expectations From Your Partner

Many people have the worst disappointment and anger possible when their generosity toward the person they are dating is not being reciprocated and when they realize that their “investments” will not pay off. Watch the video below for one idea on how to have the right mindset about your generosity that will help you avoid these negative emotions should your generosity not pay off in the end: