Rachel Miner on Romantic Extras
Radio Interview: Wednesday, 18 July 2012
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on Wednesday, 18 July 2012, I interviewed Rachel Miner on romantic extras.
Most couples know the joy of sharing loving "extras" with their partner. In fact, making those efforts to do something special isn't really "extra," it's part of a vibrant romantic relationship. The challenge is figuring out what actions to take in practice.
Rachel Miner is a nurse and online science teacher who spends most of her time focused on quality parenting. She blogs at The Playful Spirit where she shares her focus on joyful living with her family which includes her husband of twelve years and her delightfully quirky special needs son.
- Duration: 34:23
- MP3 File (7.9 MB)
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- What romantic "extras" are
- Why romantic "extras" matter
- How people vary in their preferred "extras"
- How to discover your partner's preferred "extras"
- How to discover your own preferences in romantic "extras"
- How to express dislike for an attempted romantic "extra"
- Planning "extras"
- What if your partner doesn't see the value in romantic "extras"
- The Playful Spirit: Romantic "Extras": The Fun Work of Keeping a Romantic Relationship Vibrant
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