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A podcast to help you learn communication and intimacy skills for better relationships and more love.

Listen to short pep talks with your love coach and host, Shaun Galanos, or longer form interviews with thought-leaders, therapists, and healers.

If you want to deepen your capacity for love, you're at the right place.

The Love Drive with Shaun Galanos Shaun Galanos

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 272 Ratings

A podcast to help you learn communication and intimacy skills for better relationships and more love.

Listen to short pep talks with your love coach and host, Shaun Galanos, or longer form interviews with thought-leaders, therapists, and healers.

If you want to deepen your capacity for love, you're at the right place.

    How to Make Friends As Adults with Adam Smiley Poswolsky

    How to Make Friends As Adults with Adam Smiley Poswolsky

    Adam Smiley Poswolsky is a millennial workplace expert, motivational speaker, and author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, The Breakthrough Speaker, and Friendship in the Age of Loneliness. As an expert at fostering human connection, he discusses the loneliness epidemic: ⅔ of Americans are lonely. Loneliness is a chronic illness that affects all of us. In order to overcome that loneliness, he shares practical tips on how to make new friends as adults, during a pandemic.
    Shaun shares his struggles of feeling lonely when he moved to Montreal, he talks about his strategy on how to reach out to friends when he feels down. 
     
    What you'll learn (or why you should care):
    How to start making friends as an adult 
    How to combat loneliness
    How to use social media for creating meaningful relationships
     
    Where to find Adam:
    Buy his book
    Visit Adam’s Website 
    Adam on Instagram
     
    Resources:
    Tech-free Camp Grounded 
    John T. Cacioppo ‘Loneliness’ 

    Join The Lovebird Club
    A private community for those who value love, trust, and intimacy. Group support and weekly calls.
     
    For contributing lovebirds only: https://thelovedrive.com/thelovebirdclub 
     
    Learn more about The Love Drive
    Website https://thelovedrive.com/ 
    The Love Drive podcast is edited by Camilla Morandi.
     
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelovedrive 
    Newsletter https://thelovedrive.com/newsletter
     

    Are You Emotionally Available?

    Are You Emotionally Available?

    Finding emotionally available, secure, and loving people to date is the holy grail of the dating world. Find one of these mystical creatures, and you're guaranteed smooth sailing until the end of days. 
    Just kidding. But you'll have a better chance at a loving relationship with a kind, caring, and respectful person, and you might avoid some unnecessary heartbreak.
    And at the same time, it's worth considering if you are emotionally available yourself?
    Most of my links: https://www.shaungalanos.com/hello
    My online courses: https://www.shaungalanos.com/courses
    Support my work: https://www.shaungalanos.com/join
    Ask Shaun a video question: https://bit.ly/askshaunaquestion
     

    A Big Life Update from Shaun

    A Big Life Update from Shaun

    Hey there. Here's what's been going on for me these last few months, and what the following months will bring for my life and my podcast.
    Some links that I mention in the episode:
    Most of my links: https://www.shaungalanos.com/hello
    My online courses: https://www.shaungalanos.com/courses
    Support my work: https://www.shaungalanos.com/join
    Ask Shaun a video question: https://bit.ly/askshaunaquestion
    The original Love Drive Videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/Thelovedrive

    Learning To Love with Nora McInerny

    Learning To Love with Nora McInerny

    Nora McInerny is an author, podcaster, fellow human, and someone who's learned to live and love with grief. She's also someone I admire a lot, and I'm not gotta lie, I fangirl pretty hard around her.
    Today, we're talking about how love is both the most beautiful thing in the world and also awkward, challenging, and complex, and we're all bumbling around trying to figure it out as we go along.
    If you've ever wanted to listen to two exuberant people (with ADHD?) talk about love and relationships, this is your episode.
     What you'll learn (or why you should care):
    Why we overextend and abandon ourselves for love.
    How we figure out relationships by "learning on each other."
    The importance of learning to like yourself before you love yourself.
    Where to find Nora:
    Nora's website
    Follow Nora on Instagram
     
    Resources:
    The Terrible, Thanks For Asking podcast
    Nora's Books
    Ralph's Podcast
    The Hot Young Widows Club
     
    Join The Lovebird Club
    A private community for those who value love, trust, and intimacy.
    For contributing lovebirds only: https://thelovedrive.com/thelovebirdclub
     
    Learn more about The Love Drive
    Website https://thelovedrive.com/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelovedrive
    Newsletter https://thelovedrive.com/newsletter

    How To Ask For Your Love Language

    How To Ask For Your Love Language

    Love languages are a great tool to learn how to better love others and to let others how they can better love you.
    In this short episode, I'll show you how to make a request for the five love languages. Feel free to adapt these scripts to your situation and make them your own.
    These are only a template to get the conversation started.
    Talking about love languages is an excerpt from my latest course: Getting Your Needs Met: https://thelovedrive.com/getting-your-needs-met/
    Learn more about The Love Drive
    Website https://thelovedrive.com/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelovedrive
    Newsletter https://thelovedrive.ck.page/signup
     

    Resolving Relationship Conflict with Shirley Johnson

    Resolving Relationship Conflict with Shirley Johnson

    Shirley Johnson - a licenced marriage and family therapist - shares her knowledge on dealing with conflicts that might come up in relationships. She offers tools on how to avoid the anxiety of confrontation, how to stay connected when we are in disconnection, how to get to the source of the conflict, and how to regulate our nervous system in a state of mind that leads us to conflict resolution.
     
    What you'll learn (or why you should care):
    The main sources of conflict in couples
    How to normalise talking about sex from early on in your relationships
    The importance of being present in your body during a conflict
     
    Where to find Shirley:
    Shirley’s website
    Follow Shirley on Instagram
     
    Resources:
    Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson
     
     
    Join The Lovebird Club
    A private community for those who value love, trust, and intimacy. Group support and weekly calls.
    For contributing lovebirds only: https://thelovedrive.com/thelovebirdclub
     
    Learn more about The Love Drive
    Website https://thelovedrive.com/
    The Love Drive podcast is edited by Camilla Morandi.
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelovedrive
    Newsletter https://thelovedrive.com/newsletter

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
272 Ratings

272 Ratings

marshmallow 2 million ,

The Relational Content We All Need

So glad I found Shaun’s work! One of the most impactful things I’ve learned from him is accepting the inevitable awkwardness that comes from having hard conversations in dating. Seems so simple, but I’m 37 and that was a revelation to me 😂 I’ve often tolerated a passive stance when I felt like I wanted to get clarity from the person I was dating because I didn’t want to go through the awkwardness of it all. With Shaun’s insight I now see it as just a part of the deal and push through. I recently practiced this with the person I’m dating and it was such a positive conversation (we’re exclusive now) and yes, a little awkward too! But even if it had been a different outcome, I still would have felt really good about showing up for myself like that. Being honest with ourselves and others and from there letting things unfold is what Shaun is all about. Give him a listen!

BrittLLLLL ,

Listen before you go on any date*

Found Shaun on TikTok in the midst of stepping back into the world of dating in 2021. His clarity, honesty, and straightforward, yet gentle nature were a breath of fresh air.

He communicates honestly and clearly in his philosophies with dating. He’s a trustworthy and hopeful voice you need to learn from. He is a well-grounded voice in this space and I’m grateful to have found his podcast.

If you listen to any episode, download #136 to listen to before any date you go on.

Keep doing what you’re doing, Shaun 🤘🏽♥️

MMDGC ,

You need this in your life

Love Shaun’s work, I came across his social media page a few months ago and subsequently the podcast. Do yourself a favor and go listen from the beginning so much to unpack and learn with each episode!

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