You’re having issues with retroactive jealousy regarding your significant other’s past. You’ve tried to find resources to help you cope with this, but most of what’s you’ve found feels gimmicky with little to no real information or exercises aimed at helping you overcome these feelings. In this Feedback Friday, we’ll try to lend a helping hand.
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On This Week’s Feedback Friday, We Discuss:
- Your parents are first cousins, and it’s a secret not many know — including your significant other with whom you’re building a life. Are you obligated to share this?
- Creeps offering to rub your realtor girlfriend’s feet for $500 isn’t the side hustle she was hoping for; how do you ensure she’s safe when meeting clients in empty houses?
- You love your job, but you don’t love the corporate culture and lengthy commute. When is the right time or the wrong time to trade one company for another?
- How do you go about asking for the raise you know you deserve (especially as more tasks are being assigned your way) without jeopardizing your current position?
- You’ve been using our free Six-Minute Networking course, but have a few questions about some of the details. We’re here to help!
- Is Better Help cheaper than in-office therapists, and is it covered by traditional work health options? How do you evaluate it from a budget priority standpoint?
- You’re trying to prove your value during your company’s review period, but one of your overseers seems closed-minded to your process. What’s your best move forward?
- Even though you don’t consider yourself possessive, you have intense bouts of retroactive jealousy regarding your partner’s not-that-sordid past. How do you move past it?
- Pro Tip of the Week: Instead of saying ‘my ex,’ say ‘a guy/girl I dated.’ ‘My ex’ insinuates that person is still a part of your life.
- Recommendation of the Week: Chernobyl on HBO
- A quick shoutout to Liam from the UK!
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Resources from This Episode:
- Mark Manson | Channeling Hope, Choosing Problems, and Changing Values, TJHS 198
- Ramit Sethi | I Will Teach You to Be Rich, TJHS 199
- How to Find a Mentor (And Make the Most of the Relationship) by Jordan Harbinger
- Few Risks Seen to the Children of First Cousins by Denise Grady, The New York Times
- Is Marrying Your Cousin Actually Dangerous? by Gene Kim and Shira Polan, Business Insider
- Dueling Banjos, Deliverance
- Money for Nothing? Here’s a Guide to Financial Domination for Beginners by Miranda Kane, Metro
- Joe Navarro | How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Harmful People, TJHS 135
- The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence by Gavin de Becker
- Dropcam Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera
- Google Alerts
- Dashcams, Amazon
- Alex Kouts | The Secrets You Don’t Know About Negotiation Part One, TJHS 70
- How to Get Hired Like a Boss | Feedback Friday, TJHS 185
- The Briefcase Technique by Ramit Sethi, I Will Teach You to Be Rich
- Six-Minute Networking
- Jordan Harbinger & ME, Bertcast 340
- Eric Schmidt at Twitter
- Better Help
- How To Deal With a Friend Who Dominates Conversations | Feedback Friday, TJHS 191
- Guy Kawasaki | Life Lessons from a Wise Guy, TJHS 190
- Overcoming Retroactive Jealousy: A Guide to Getting Over Your Partner’s Past and Finding Peace by Zachary Stockill
- NYC Relationship Expert Susan Winter
- David Buss | Troubleshooting Strategies from the Evolution of Desire, TJHS 123
- Chernobyl, HBO
- Just Crack an Egg!