Linda and Charlie Bloom

Making Love Last A Lifetime with Linda Bloom & Charley Bloom

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Program Description

Most of us have very few models for what it means to be in a long-term relationship – really long-term, that is, one that lasts a lifetime. What does it take to make a partnership last? Am I better off with a partner who’s a lot like me, or with someone who can balance my stronger traits? How much control do I have over my own life choices when I make a commitment to someone else? What can I do when the inevitable conflicts arise? Linda and Charlie Bloom have been partners for more than thirty-five years. On the long and sometimes bumpy road, they’ve learned some practical answers to these and many more questions. As Linda explains, “Couples don’t homogenize over time. They become more uniquely themselves. What the happy couples seem to be doing is making a lot of space for the differences to peacefully coexist.” Through their own experience and their work coaching other couples, Linda and Charlie have developed a valuable tool chest of information and skills that can help all of us overcome the pitfalls and find deep meaning and joy in our relationships. (Co-hosted by Michael Toms and Justine Willis Toms)

Linda and Charlie Bloom have served as psychotherapists, marriage counselors and seminar leaders since 1975. They work separately and collaboratively in providing healing and transformative services to individuals, couples, groups and organizations. They are coauthors of the book 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last (New World Library 2004)

Topics Explored in this Dialogue:

  • How you can meet the challenges of different parenting styles
  • What happens when one partner feels called to a substantial change in his or her life path
  • How “corporate marriage syndrome” can impact your commitment to your partner
  • How you can discover what you’re really arguing about
  • Why a respectful, loving relationship can be the seed that creates a more peaceful world
  • Why vacations are a necessity

Program Number: 3050             Host: Justine & Michael Toms             Interview Date: 5/27/2004

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