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Rachel Miner on Romantic Extras

Radio Interview: 18 July 2012

I interviewed Rachel Miner on "Romantic Extras" on Philosophy in Action Radio on 18 July 2012. Listen to or download the podcast below.

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.

Tags: Communication, Marriage, Personality, Psychology, Relationships, Romance

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  • Duration: 34:23

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The subjects discussed in this episode were:
  • 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"

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