The Truth About Relationships - Neil Strauss (Replay)
Note: This is a previously released interview from The New Man. It’s been a while since it was published, but the valuable ideas are still just as relevant today. Here’s an opportunity to listen again or for the first time. Enjoy!
What do you say to your wife so she doesn’t get upset?
If you’re attracted to other women does it mean something is wrong with you or your relationship?
And is your relationship something that supports you to live an amazing life or is it a cage of rules and limitations?
Neil Strauss is here to discuss the cost of dishonesty and what he’s learned from his journey through infidelity, sex addiction rehab, open relationships, polyamory, swinging, sex clubs, and now marriage and fatherhood.
In this interview:
* Sleeping with his girlfriend’s best friend
* Patterns of withholding information and the truth
* Going to rehab for sex addiction and/or love addiction
* Tantra, sex clubs, swingers, “the lifestyle”, polyamory, open relationships
* Living in a house with multiple women/sex partners
* How our relationships with our parents shape our romantic relationships
* Why his mother isn’t currently speaking to him
* Setting healthy boundaries with parents and loved ones
* Why Neil severely restricted phone and internet access for himself
* Dealing with anxiety thru porn, social media, and other distractions
* Finding power in being comfortable with yourself
* How to tell if you and your relationship need some help
* Books and workshops to consider if you want to explore them
* Tips for being honest with your partner (including my story about almost losing my mind on a beach in Hawaii)
* Resisting the temptation to hide and isolate
* The importance of mentors and being part of a group that talks openly and honestly about life
Click here for Neil Strauss' book The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships.
About Neil Strauss
Neil Strauss is a ten-time New York Times best-selling author. His books, The Game and Rules Of The Game, for which he went undercover in a secret society of pickup artists for two years, made him an international celebrity and an accidental hero to men around the world. Both books topped The New York Times best-seller list and were #1 on Amazon, and the former has the dubious distinction of being the most stolen book at Barnes & Noble besides The Bible.
In his follow-up book, The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships, Strauss dives deep into the worlds of sex addiction, non-monogamy, infidelity, and intimacy, and explores the hidden forces that cause people to choose each other, stay together, and break up.
He was a music critic, cultural reporter, and columnist at The New York Times for a decade, where he won the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. He has also won awards for his cover stories for Rolling Stone, for which he’s well-known for earning the trust of some of the most guarded and secretive celebrities in the world. These interviews were collected in his best-selling book Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead.