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The Adversity Advantage

Sep 8, 2022

Today's guests are husband and wife, John Kim and Vanessa Bennett. John also known as “The Angry Therapist” pioneered the online life coaching movement seven years ago, after going through a divorce, which led to his total rebirth. He quickly built a devoted following of fans who loved the frank and authentic insights that he freely shared on social media. John became known as an unconventional therapist who worked outta the box by seeing clients at coffee shops on hikes or in a CrossFit box. John's wife, Vanessa Bennett is an author, a holistic psychotherapist, a clinical entrepreneur and mental health content creator. She co-hosts the “Cheaper Than Therapy” podcast and leads soul based retreats and workshops. Vanessa also creates and facilitates curriculum for non profits, corporate events and conferences.


This episode is an absolute masterclass on all things healing, relationships and dating. We get into what make can make a relationship better as well as what can make one suffer. John and Vanessa reveal how to find true love, heal from your past relationships and why chemistry in the beginning can be a RED FLAG.  Our discussion also gets into how to properly “fight” in a relationship, how to become a better partner and so much more!



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What to Listen For:


  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:55 What makes relationships successful that often gets overlooked?
  • 04:33 How to properly “fight” with your partner
  • 09:27 Do not do THIS when fighting with your partner
  • 11:50 Signs that your past is holding you back in relationships
  • 16:21 Why great chemistry in the beginning can be a RED FLAG
  • 25:25 What to do when honeymoon phase wears off
  • 28:11 Getting over failed relationships 
  • 30:46 Should you get back with your ex?
  • 33:40 How to properly apologize
  • 36:41 Does cheating always end relationships?
  • 41:10 Small things that add A LOT of value to relationships
  • 46:20 Signs your relationships is STALE!


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