In this episode of the VulnerABILITY Podcast, Marisa and guest Abe Lopez talk about communication and transparency in relationships and what that means in contemporary dating (aka: the lack thereof). They discuss ghosting and what that is all about, being upfront with others, and the importance of empowering yourself to speak your truth without being apologetic for the way you feel.

‘Ghosting.’ That’s been a buzzword term for the last year or so, but what does it exactly mean? And what does it mean for contemporary dating and relationships? In this episode, Marisa and Abe talk about their relationships, their experiences, and their ups and downs. They talk about times they’ve experienced or played a role in ghosting (aka totally disappearing on a person). And they talk about how making time for the people you love is often the most valuable gift.

The strongest quote: Don’t apologize for having standards, especially when it comes to your relationships.

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Although it might seem that you’re being ‘too much’ or ‘too aggressive’ by having standards in your relationships, Abe argues that creating these ‘boundaries’ help others know what they’re getting into. It also encourages people to rise to the occasion. This, especially in relationships is important so that you know whether or not the connection is worth the investment.