Meet the Author Podcast: Kim Olver, Author of “Secrets of Happy Couples: Loving Yourself, Your Partner, and Your Life”

This week I talked to Kim Olver, a relationship expert whose new book is called, Secrets of Happy Couples: Loving Yourself, Your Partner and Your Life. I talked to Kim about her book and the research she did with 100 couples. Kim shared some of her best tips and strategies for getting the most out of a relationship.

Kim and I talked about:

How Kim found the 100 happy couples she surveyed.

The four characteristics all the happy couples had in common.

The four stages of the relationship cycle.

Relationship maintenance.

The Platinum Rule (going one step beyond the Golden Rule).

Sex and romance.

The five basic needs and relationship compatibilty, and how to turn turn incompatibilities into win/win solutions.

The empowerment and frustration of realizing that we can only change ourselves, not other people.

Loss and grieving and Kim’s personal experience with the death of her husband in 1999.

Strategies to work through grief at the end of the relationship cycle.

Kim’s experience with publishing her own book.

Here are some related links:

Kim’s website

The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex by John Gray

The William Glasser Institute

The Mission Marketing Mentors

InsideOutPress.com

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