Life Check Yourself Episode 339 – How to Navigate Conflict, PLUS, the Surefire Way to Turn Off a High-Quality Guy with Chris Gillis
Marni and Chris Gillis celebrate the best dating and relationship tips gleaned from the finale of Love Island and the new Bachelorette. If you haven’t finished bingeing on Love Island yet, you will hear some spoilers.
Dating takeaways from this episode:
- Overcoming relationship challenges
- Repairing trust
- Building connections
- The issues that come from taking things personally
- Becoming rejection-proof
Love Island Recap
Spoiler Alert — If you are still watching Love Island episodes on Hulu, skip ahead to the Bachelorette recap!
One of the reasons Marni likes Love Island is that for eight weeks the couples get a chance to build connections, resolve conflicts, repair trust, and set boundaries. Few other reality shows allow couples to have this extended time together and it mirrors what we all might experience in real-life dating.
The last few episodes highlight how struggles or bumps in the road can bring couples closer together. It is how they navigate the conflict and resolve it that allows for a stronger bond on the other side.
Tasha and Andrew were great examples of the transformation that can happen when couples are there for each other. Tasha no longer pines for external validation because Andrew fought for her.
When dating you will encounter people who judge your choices. Having healthy boundaries and trusting your gut can help you through.
Fortunately, The Bachelorette updated the show’s format, which makes it watchable again. Marni and Chris discuss the major differences between Gabby and Rachel. Marni points out that Gabby has obviously been doing personal development work yet both ladies are leaking a bit. Chris reminds us that no matter what happened in the past it is important to hang in there and never give up.
Personal development work helps all aspects of life including dating and relationships.
This season reminds us how important it is to give a new relationship some space. If we are always trying to rule a guy out we may be missing out on a high-quality guy.