The Love Drive with Shaun Galanos
Helpline: My boyfriend is on dating apps

Helpline: My boyfriend is on dating apps

March 1, 2022

Welcome to The Love Drive Helpline, where I answer questions you submit via voicemail.

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Today's question comes from Ivy. [edited for brevity's sake]

 

"I caught my partner of two years on dating apps and meeting up with other women. Can somebody who habitually lies ever truly change your opinion and what they might have to do to make that change fully?"

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Helpline: How do I tell people I’m HIV+?

Helpline: How do I tell people I’m HIV+?

February 8, 2022

Welcome to The Love Drive Helpline, where I answer questions you submit via voicemail.

Leave your question here: https://bit.ly/lovedrivehelpline

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Today's question comes from Sam. [edited for brevity's sake]

 

"I am HIV-positive, and I've been on treatment and undetectable for several years. I'm just starting to date new guys again, and I'm having a really difficult time with the disclosure conversation. I'm not public with my status, and there's a lot of stigmas out there for HIV. So these conversations just make me really nervous. Do you have any advice or tips on having tough conversations like this?"

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Helpline: Ghosted by a coworker

Helpline: Ghosted by a coworker

February 1, 2022

Welcome to The Love Drive Helpline, where I answer questions you submit via voicemail.

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Today's question comes from Jessica from Dallas, TX. [edited for brevity's sake]

 

"I asked out a friend at work via instant message, and he ignored me. We have to see each other at work all the time. We had a good rapport. There was some flirting, and I was really prepared for any response except being ignored. So what should I do? Should I approach him, or should I let it go? "

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Helpline: My boyfriend is friends with his ex

Helpline: My boyfriend is friends with his ex

January 7, 2022

Welcome to The Love Drive Helpline, where I answer questions you submit via voicemail.

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Today's question comes from Michaela from Vancouver, BC.

Michaela's question [edited for brevity's sake]

"Is it OK for men to have female friends? I'm talking to a guy with several female friends, including an ex from years ago.

He thinks that it's all right to hang out one-on-one and stay in touch with them and that I should have no issue with it. 

Most men I talk to don't understand why I need boundaries around this. 

Help?"

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The Healthy Communication Course

The Healthy Communication Course

January 3, 2022

Some details about my course on Healthy Communication.

Click here to sign up.

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Do you struggle asking for help? What about saying no with love?

Would you like to make requests for your needs in a way that won't push others away or make them defensive? 

Want to learn to ask for anything, including sex, more money, space from your loved one, and more touch?

This course is for you if you want to learn to:

  • Talk about your needs and desires and make thoughtful requests that are easy to meet. 
  • Say no with clarity and compassion
  • Bring up hurtful or unwanted behavior and set healthy boundaries
  • Speak up for yourself without pushing people away.

Click here to sign up.

Helpline: Getting Closure From My Ex

Helpline: Getting Closure From My Ex

December 21, 2021

Welcome to The Love Drive Helpline, where I answer questions you submit via voicemail.

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Today's question comes from Marie from Massachusetts.

Marie's question [edited for brevity's sake]

"I was broken up with by this guy that told me he wasn't ready for a relationship, and not even ten days after the breakup, he's back on dating apps. Should I reach out and confront him or just accept that as closure?"

 

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Helpline: We are meant to be

Helpline: We are meant to be

December 14, 2021

Welcome to The Love Drive Helpline, where I answer questions you submit via voicemail.

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Today's question comes from Camilla from North Carolina.

Camilla's question [edited for brevity's sake]

"Hi, this is Camilla calling from North Carolina.

There's someone from my childhood, and we've tried things on and off, but it hasn't worked, and we live in different states. 

I feel that we're supposed to be together in my heart, and I'm waiting on life to just do that.  What if you feel that you're meant to be with someone, but life doesn't work that way?"

 

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Helpline: The One That Got Away

Helpline: The One That Got Away

December 7, 2021

Welcome to The Love Drive Helpline; a new format where I answer listener questions that are submitted to me via voicemail! Leave your question here: https://bit.ly/lovedrivehelpline

Today's question comes from Emily about letting a once-in-a-lifetime love go. I share about forgiveness, accepting the consequences of our choices, and how to keep hopeful that love is right around the corner. 

Emily's question [edited for brevity's sake]

"I'm three and half years past a breakup that pretty much rocked my world.

He moved on right away got married right away; there's been no contact, so I can't even see them on social. 

It's hard for me to move past the story that I let a really good love go and that that could have been a once-in-a-lifetime thing and that it might not come back again. 

How do you forgive yourself or how do you get past that and find hope?"

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The Hard Relationship Questions with Susan Piver

The Hard Relationship Questions with Susan Piver

November 30, 2021

In this episode, Susan Piver, New York Times bestselling author and Buddhist teacher, discusses what are the most important questions to ask your partner before committing to them. The point of asking these questions is not to directly come to an agreement, she says, but to get to know our partners intimately.

Susan and Shaun talk about deal-breaker questions in relationships, sharing their insights and experiences with their partners. 

 

What you'll learn (or why you should care):

  • Why loving someone doesn’t necessarily mean you will be able to make a life together
  • How to deal with disagreements in a relationship
  • How to accept changes in our partners

 

Where to find Susan:

Join her online community

Susan’s website

Get her books

 

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The Love Drive podcast is edited by Camilla Morandi.

When You‘re Feeling Insecure, Say This…

When You‘re Feeling Insecure, Say This…

November 23, 2021

This short conversation was inspired by one of my most popular posts about how to ask for loving words from your special person when you're feeling insecure. 

I read the post, the caption, and add some additional thoughts on the power of vulnerability and intimacy. 

Here's the post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CV0iPI3L4D9/

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