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The Girlfriend Doctor w/ Dr. Anna Cabeca


Feb 10, 2024

Love is in the air, and as we step into the month of love, I had the pleasure of chatting with Bela Gandhi, a Dating/Relationship Expert, and the Founder of Smart Dating Academy. In this heartwarming episode, we explore the world of love, connection, and dating at any age. 

Bela shares captivating stories and invaluable advice, addressing common concerns about dating and intimacy. As we’ve approached the month of love, this episode is perfectly timed to guide you through the intricacies of relationships and set the stage for a fulfilling journey in the realm of love.

Get to discover practical tips from Bela on how to navigate the dating scene after a breakup or divorce. We delve into reigniting relationships that may have lost their spark and explore the nuances of online dating. Bela's insights provide a roadmap for finding the right partner, effective communication, and steering clear of common relationship pitfalls. This episode is a treasure trove of wisdom, offering guidance for singles, those in long-term relationships, or anyone starting anew, ensuring you're equipped with the tools to nurture love at any stage of life.

Join us in this empowering conversation that goes beyond the conventional dating advice. Bela also shares her expertise on taboo topics like sex and intimacy, offering insights on how to maintain a healthy and fulfilling relationship. 

Whether you're navigating the dating world or seeking to enhance your existing relationship, this episode is your go-to resource for practical advice and inspiration. Don't miss out on the opportunity to embrace the possibilities of love and connection – tune in now for a dose of relationship wisdom that transcends the ordinary.

 

Key Takeaways:

[00:01:42] Love and connection at any age.

[00:02:47] Getting back out there after loss.

[00:04:06] First steps in rekindling relationships.

[00:05:28] Battling negative self-talk.

[00:08:05] Reigniting the relationship.

[00:09:13] Building a robust sex life.

[00:10:02] Communication and conflict resolution.

[00:12:53] Relationship skills beyond romance.

[00:13:55] Smart Dating Academy's success stories.

[00:15:35] Love stories in dating.

[00:18:19] Video dating and red flags.

[00:23:17] Coaching differences between men and women.

[00:26:19] Addressing intimacy issues in relationships.

[00:27:38] Menopause and sexual health.

[00:31:03] Being right in relationships.

[00:32:16] Love and self-acceptance.



Memorable Quotes:

"Attachment is your power. And if you are prematurely attaching to someone who doesn't yet deserve it, or has earned your trust, then you're giving your power to somebody that might misuse it." [00:24:21] – Bela Gandhi

 

"If you're in a relationship, it's OK to say, this is painful, I need to take a break, or I'm going to go get some help around this. Because the more you talk to your partner about this, the less stressed you're going to feel, the lower cortisol levels you'll feel, and you'll feel more bonded because you're having a conversation and being vulnerable." [00:28:07] – Bela Gandhi



Connect with Bela Gandhi:

Website: https://www.smartdatingacademy.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smartdatingacademy/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smartdatingacademy

Podcast: https://www.smartdatingacademy.com/podcast

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/smartdatingacademy

 

Connect with Dr. Anna Cabeca:

Website: https://drannacabeca.com/pages/show

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegirlfrienddoctor/

Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dranna__c