6 episodes

Hey there, my name is Nathan Holritz, and I want to welcome you to A Love Portrait: a podcast Picturing Happy Relationships. I don’t know about you, but I am fascinated by the psychology that drives intimate relationships – with friends, with family, or with a romantic partner. And so out of that curiosity comes this podcast. Join me in conversation with all kinds of lovely people, as we explore what they have learned about how to create happy relationships with those closest to them. 
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Hey there, my name is Nathan Holritz, and I want to welcome you to A Love Portrait: a podcast Picturing Happy Relationships. I don’t know about you, but I am fascinated by the psychology that drives intimate relationships – with friends, with family, or with a romantic partner. And so out of that curiosity comes this podcast. Join me in conversation with all kinds of lovely people, as we explore what they have learned about how to create happy relationships with those closest to them. 
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    Ep 06: Growing Up with Dad - Austen, Addison, and Nathan

    Ep 06: Growing Up with Dad - Austen, Addison, and Nathan

    In traditional parent-child relationships, parents guide children through their youth, teaching them principles that will enable them to better understand the world and live a healthy life. But what happens when the parent needs to do just as much growing up as the kids?
    In episode 6 of A Love Portrait, host Nathan Holritz interviews his two children - Austen and Addison - about life with him as a single dad. They discuss favorite memories, challenges in their relationship, and lessons learned through it all. ♥️
    Just search “A Love Portrait” on your favorite podcast player to listen now, or go to aloveportrait.com! 😊🙏

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    • 59 min
    Ep 05: How to Leverage Differences - Amber & Joel

    Ep 05: How to Leverage Differences - Amber & Joel

    Most romantic relationships involve two very different personalities, and those contrasts can be a source of significant stress and even the death of the relationship, or they can be the source of a beautiful romance. 
    In episode 5 of A Love Portrait, Amber and Joel share how they’ve learned to leverage their differences for the sake of the relationship, all while maintaining a focus on serving the other person. Listen in and be inspired by a couple that - after years together, and despite their differences - are still incredibly in love with each other!  
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    Resources
    Mating in Captivity 
    The Five Love Languages

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 04: Knowing & Being Known - Charity & Andy

    Ep 04: Knowing & Being Known - Charity & Andy

    Do you crave a deeper, more satisfying connection in your romantic relationship, but struggle with the fear of letting your guard down completely with your partner? 
    Listen in to my conversation with Charity and Andy, as they share their journey toward a vulnerability with each other that has not only enabled them to grow as individuals, but to build a more fulfilling relationship with each other as well. 
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    Show Notes 
    Charity's Definition of Love: Unwavering Devotion - Andy is for me, and I’m for him.
    Andy's Definition of Love: Pouring out every resource I have, to help Charity flourish spiritually, emotionally, physically, and relationally. A constant giving of myself in order to help her be further along in her journey than when I first started dating her. 
    4 Kinds of Attachment Styles: Secure, Avoidant, Anxious, Disorganized
    Charity’s Idea of a Happy Relationship: Being known and knowing someone, intimately. In addition, the room to speak truth to each other, and have it received.
    Andy’s Idea of a Happy Relationship: When two people really just delight in one another; enjoying each other as people, and striving to get to know each other better.
    4 Tips for Knowing Your Partner Deeply: Share Your Complete Story, See a Therapist, Take Advantage of Personality Tests, Participate in Your Partner’s Hobbies
    Resources
    Tony Robbins
    Enneagram
    The Untethered Soul 
    Charity's favorite salad

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep 03: How to Find Connection in Adversity - Joy & Ben

    Ep 03: How to Find Connection in Adversity - Joy & Ben

    It happens sooner or later: you run into a rocky season in life, your romantic relationship, or both. And those challenging times can either be an opportunity for connection with your significant other, or a source of debilitating conflict. 
    Listen in to my conversation with Joy and Ben as they not only share what drew them to each other in the first place, but the principles that enabled them to actually strengthen their relationship despite overwhelming tragedy in their lives. 
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    Show Notes
    How Ben and Joy Overcame Adversity and Strengthened Their Relationship:

    Have a belief in something bigger than yourselvesGive each other space to grieve as neededBe there for your partner as they need you to be
    Resources:
    - Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep 02: Finding the Right One - Andy & Kate

    Ep 02: Finding the Right One - Andy & Kate

    Have you found yourself in a relationship that’s stifling the real you? Or maybe you’ve managed to get out of the relationship, but you’re unsure how to set aside the leftover bitterness, and really move on? 
    Listen in as Andy and Kate share the humorous and inspiring story of how they left behind less-than-ideal relationships, in order to find the right one for them!
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    Show Notes: 
    - Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 01: The Significance of Respect - Brad & Jennifer

    Ep 01: The Significance of Respect - Brad & Jennifer

    Career change, difference in childhood, difference in race, and even difference in world view; what is the equalizer in a romantic relationship that enables you to grow closer, despite these potential challenges? 
    Listen in to Episode 01 of A Love Portrait, as Brad and Jennifer share the big idea that has enabled a strengthening of their relationship, despite the asymmetry of life! 
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    Show Notes: 
    - Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel

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    • 46 min

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