In my last post, I talked about all the reasons why it’s difficult to start and maintain a relationship as a CEO. But it’s not all bad news because CEOs do get married, and start a family (roughly 80%, according to this study.) How do they do it?
Here are three straightforward approaches you can take to foster a healthy and rewarding relationship as a CEO.
If you occupy a high-level position at work, there’s a ton of responsibility resting on your shoulders. This often makes it difficult to start and maintain a relationship because your work commitments may cause your partner to feel frustrated, ignored, and unwanted.
You’ll often find that these relationship difficulties are caused by specific factors. Let’s take a close look at 3 of them.
You’ve got to a point now where you are fed up with dating because they never are the right person for you.
You are realising that actually this “wrong” person is the kind of person you’ve been having relationships with your whole life.
It is frustrating because why is everyone else managing to find the right person and you can’t?
The reason may be your energy and your subconscious. You may not want to hear that it is you getting in your own way and attracting the person you don’t want, BUT this is good, because it means you can change who you attract.
So, what am I talking about when it comes to your energy and subconscious?
I’m talking about your resistances and blocks: your beliefs, thoughts, past relationship experiences, childhood experiences, triggers, emotional reactions, and a whole bunch of other stuff.
There are lots of things that come into play here. I’m going to look at 3 of them (otherwise we’ll be here all day) and it is important to note that quite often they can be interlinked.
In our recent blog post 'Does online dating work?' we discussed the psychological impacts online dating has on your brain which can cause users to become addicted to dating apps.
Mental Health Professional, Laura Burke from With Laura B, tells us more about the impact online dating can have on our mental health and what measures we can take to safeguard our mental health whilst using dating apps.
As a matchmaker I get asked this question a lot. It is a topic that I researched thoroughly before deciding to launch Match Made in Scotland. As someone who found their partner on a dating site 6 years ago I loath to say that it does not work however I have many people that come to me for my services and they would beg to differ. I think the real question is ‘Can online dating work?’ If you were to ask me this question I wouldn’t hesitate to say yes, as I know many people (myself included albeit 6 years ago) who have found their partners online. However, if you were to ask me “Does online dating work?” I would be reticent to say the same.
Here are 5 reasons why I think that being successful with online dating can be a challenge.