John Lennon, or Making Your Relationship Work (with Cam Poter!)
Being in a relationship takes work. Plus, love (cue the saxophones) can make Operation Relationship get a little complicated. But what does the science say? On this episode, special guest Cam Poter returns with Mohnish and Kevin and cover:
- How do you keep a relationship alive, strong, and on the right track without screwing it up?
- Is there a right time for love?
- What's the big danger point for couples where many are prone to break up - but shouldn't?
- Is "true love forever" biologically impossible? (hint: yes)
- Why do arranged marriages have just as good, if not better, marital satisfaction than love marriages?
About Cam Poter
- Cam is the man and you need to listen to his wonderful podcast "Sex Talk with my Mom". It's just incredible, open, honest, sincere, and hilarious. Seriously - listen to this podcast, we highly recommend it. Subscribe here.
Research, Fun Stuff, and More
- A lot of the data that was talked about here was from the wonderful (seriously - it's awesome) blog Barking Up the Wrong Tree - here's the post on how to make a relationship last. Incredibly data-driven + empirically backed writing.
- Jonathan Haidt (award-winning psychologist, author) is one of the best out there, hands down. The "Love and Attachments" chapter from the book, The Happiness Hypothesis, explains in full detail how love is a drug, the inverse correlation between passionate love and companionate love, and the danger points that couples face. Incredible read.
Production Team - Credits and Special Thanks
Special Guest: Cam Poter
Host, Producer, Audio Mixing, Editing, and Research: Mohnish Soundararajan
Co-Hosts: Kevin Sanji
Content Ideation and Feedback: Mohnish Soundararajan, Vysali Soundararajan, Justine Brumm, and Kevin Sanji
Random Saxophone: MusicByPedro, Solo Sax 1
Music: Electric Mantis