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Season 3, Episode 4 – From Type A to Heart-Centred Embracing Vulnerability in Dating

Season 3, Episode 4 – “From Type A to Heart-Centered: Embracing Vulnerability in Dating”

In this episode of the podcast ‘How to Love Successfully’, Dr. Mari Kovanen, a registered psychologist and a conscious dating coach, explores the concept of vulnerability, particularly in the context of dating and relationships for strong female leaders. 

Dr. Mari notes that successful relationships require certain ingredients, including emotional safety, connection, shared values, and mutual compassion. She underlines the fact that we all long to be seen as we are and underscores the importance of vulnerability in this context. The episode places a particular emphasis on the need to embrace all parts of ourselves, even the uncomfortable ones, and how these aspects can determine the depth of our relationships. 

Dr. Mari offers tips for successful dating, including resilience against rejection and mindful communication. The podcast episode is designed to guide listeners on how to navigate vulnerability and build meaningful, emotionally safe relationships.

Listen to the podcast episode mentioned about building rejection resilience here


Time stamps:

01:18 Understanding the Strong Female Leader Identity

02:42 The Journey from Childhood to Adulthood

03:43 Ingredients for Successful Relationships

06:04 The Role of Vulnerability in Relationships

07:48 Reflections on Past Relationships

09:06 Understanding Fear of Vulnerability

11:07 The Importance of Vulnerability in Dating

14:31 Creating Depth in Dating

16:19 Paying Attention to Body Responses

17:08 Navigating Vulnerability with a Dating Coach


Would you like to transform your love life?

Dating Clinic

If you’ve ever questioned what’s holding you back from love, consider a free 30-minute Dating Clinic consultation. Discover the barriers in your path to love and leave with a plan for your journey. Details are in the show notes. Now, back to today’s episode, as we unravel the roots of the fear of rejection and how to break free for the love you deserve. 





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Have you started dating someone?

Would you like to know how to assess him and whether he has potential?

Download The Relationship Compatibility Checklist: 20 Questions to Determine His Suitability for a Serious Relationship



Have you got a first date coming up but the nerves are getting the best of you?

 Would you like to feel blissfully calm on your first date?

Pre-date Bliss Meditation to download for free https://drmarikovanen.kartra.com/page/predateblissmeditation 


Ready to take charge of your love life and finally find the relationship you deserve?

If you are interested in working with me, fill in an application for the 1:1 coaching process. 

It takes you through the 4-step process, Empowered Love Blueprint. 

Go from a frustrated and confused dater to feeling confident, empowered to set standards and set boundaries, and having clarity on the type of guy would be a good fit and how to recognise him. Dating is a skill and you will learn how to communicate what you want and need from day 1 of meeting someone. 

Apply for a  complimentary 30min consultation to talk about your dating situation and gain clarity on what is not working for you and how to change that. 



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Dr. Mari Kovanen

Conscious Dating Coach

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