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Episode 223, Relationships, Part 1

August 06, 202311 min read

Relationships, Part 1, Show Notes

In this episode of the Motor City Hypnotist Podcast, we are discussing relationships.

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Love can be a challenging journey that we consistently embark on. While we may experience success in our relationships at times, there are also instances where we face failure. During such moments, we may ponder whether there was a lack of chemistry or if the presence of too many similarities or differences played a role. Whether you're searching for a romantic partner or a friend, everyone should consider certain key qualities when trying to find that special someone.

So what are you looking for in a relationship and what are you looking for in a relationship partner?

When it comes to relationships, it's important to understand what you're looking for clearly. Knowing your wants and needs can help you find a compatible partner with similar values and goals. In this article, we will explore the key aspects to consider when determining what you want in a relationship and what qualities you should look for in a potential partner. By the end of this read, you'll have gained valuable insights that can guide you in building a fulfilling and satisfying relationship.


It is important to have a partner who can support your physical needs, regardless of their gender. We all have physical needs, so it is crucial to consider whether that person can meet your needs while you also take care of theirs.

Having a partner who can support your physical needs is essential for a healthy and fulfilling relationship. Regardless of their gender, it is crucial to consider whether that person can meet your physical needs while also being able to reciprocate the care and support. Physical needs include activities such as household chores, running errands, providing emotional comfort, and being present during times of illness or physical challenges.

When choosing a partner, it's important to assess their willingness and ability to fulfill these physical needs. This involves open communication and mutual understanding of each other's expectations and capabilities. It is not solely about one person taking care of the other, but rather creating a partnership where both individuals contribute equally to each other's well-being.

By considering the compatibility of meeting each other's physical needs, you can create a foundation for a relationship built on support, understanding, and shared responsibilities. This not only ensures that both partners feel valued and cared for but also strengthens the overall bond between them.


Photo show and tell

Practice being Present

The Revealing Game

1.      Something on my mind is….

2.      I’m looking forward to….

3.      Something making me happy recently is…..

4.      I have been struggling recently with….



Throughout your life, you will experience many ups and downs. It's important to have someone you can rely on during these times. Having a dependable person who is willing to listen and support you during tough times, as well as celebrate with you when things go well, can make a significant difference in your overall well-being.

Having someone reliable and supportive by your side can have a profound impact on your overall well-being. Whether it's during tough times or moments of celebration, having a dependable person to listen and support you can make all the difference. This individual acts as a pillar of strength, offering empathy, guidance, and encouragement when you need it most. Their presence provides a sense of security and comfort, allowing you to navigate life's challenges with greater resilience. Additionally, sharing moments of joy and success with this person enhances the feelings of happiness and fulfillment in your life. Ultimately, having such a steadfast companion can significantly contribute to your overall emotional well-being and improve the quality of your relationships.

Friendship Exercises

The Question Game

1.      What is my Favorite color?

2.      What is my favorite food?

3.      What is my favorite movie?

4.      Who is my favorite actor?

5.      What is my favorite vacation location?

6.      Who are my closest friends?

7.      Where did I go to high school?

8.      What do I do to show people I really love them?

9.      What keeps me up at night?

10.  What is my life’s purpose?

11.  What accomplishments am a truly proud of?



Your partner should strive to make you feel completely fulfilled in your relationship. While it may be difficult to explain exactly what fulfillment entails, you will know it when you experience it. It is that feeling when you are with someone who can truly offer and provide it to you.

A fulfilling relationship is a goal that many individuals strive for. It involves finding a partner who can provide a sense of complete satisfaction, contentment, and happiness in various aspects of your life. While it may be challenging to precisely define what fulfillment entails, it is ultimately an individual experience that can be recognized and felt when you encounter it.

In a fulfilling relationship, you will feel supported, understood, and valued by your partner. They will possess the ability to meet your emotional, physical, and intellectual needs. This means they not only listen to you but also actively engage in conversations that stimulate growth and understanding.

A partner who strives to make you feel fulfilled will take the time to understand your desires, dreams, and aspirations. They will support your personal growth and encourage you to pursue your goals. Furthermore, they will consider your feelings and needs while making decisions that impact both of you.

Feeling fulfilled in a relationship goes beyond mere satisfaction or happiness; it encompasses a deep sense of connection with someone who truly understands and appreciates you. It involves feeling loved unconditionally while being able to reciprocate those feelings.

It is worth noting that fulfillment in a relationship is not solely dependent on one person; it requires effort from both partners. Open communication, trust, mutual respect, compromise, and shared values are essential ingredients for fostering fulfillment in any partnership.

In conclusion, finding a partner who can offer genuine fulfillment is an invaluable aspect of building a long-lasting and satisfying relationship. It involves experiencing deep connection, support for personal growth and goals while feeling appreciated for who you are as an individual.

Listening Exercise


Although a partner is not an object that you possess, it's natural to want to feel a sense of belonging and support from them. It's important to have the assurance that your partner will be there for you during times when you need to express your emotions or seek someone to confide in.

Having a strong support system in life is crucial, and it's important to reciprocate that support. Building a healthy relationship means sharing similar romantic interests such as enjoying long walks, going for ice cream, or simply sitting by the fire together.

Having a strong support system is essential for overall well-being and happiness. It provides a sense of security, comfort, and encouragement during both good times and challenging moments. When it comes to building a healthy relationship, reciprocity plays a vital role. This means that both partners contribute to supporting each other emotionally, mentally, and physically.

One way to cultivate this reciprocal support is by sharing similar romantic interests. Engaging in activities that both partners enjoy can strengthen the bond between them. For example, going for long walks together allows for quality time spent in each other's company while enjoying the outdoors. Sharing simple pleasures like indulging in ice cream or sitting by the fire can create intimate moments of connection and relaxation.

By finding common ground in these shared interests, couples can create lasting memories and experiences that contribute to the growth of their relationship. It promotes open communication, understanding, and empathy towards each other's needs and desires.

In conclusion, having a strong support system is crucial in life, especially within the context of building a healthy romantic relationship. By reciprocating support through shared interests such as long walks, enjoying ice cream together or simply sitting by the fire side by side, couples can foster deeper connections and create a solid foundation for their partnership.

Daily Emotional Check-Ins

Daily Appreciations



It is crucial to acknowledge that everyone has their own unique ideas and perspectives on how to live their lives. This diversity of thoughts and opinions is important for a well-rounded society. Equally important is respecting the choices and decisions made by others for themselves. We all have different viewpoints and varying ideas about life, which contributes to the richness of our collective experiences.

Respecting the choices and decisions made by others is not only a fundamental aspect of social interaction but also an essential component of fostering a diverse and inclusive society. Each individual possesses unique perspectives, beliefs, and values that shape their understanding of the world. It is through this diversity that we gain a broader understanding and appreciation of our collective experiences.

By respecting the choices and decisions made by others for themselves, we acknowledge the autonomy and agency of individuals to live their lives according to their own desires and aspirations. This recognition empowers individuals to express their individuality, pursue their passions, and make choices that align with their personal values.

Furthermore, embracing the differences in viewpoints and ideas enriches our interactions with others. It allows us to engage in meaningful discussions, challenge our own preconceptions, and broaden our horizons. By valuing diversity in thoughts and perspectives, we create an environment that encourages open-mindedness, empathy, and growth.

Respecting the choices made by others does not imply agreement or endorsement of those choices. Rather, it is about recognizing each person's right to make decisions based on their own experiences, knowledge, and values. It requires us to suspend judgment and approach interactions with compassion, empathy, and a willingness to understand different perspectives.

In conclusion, acknowledging the importance of respecting the choices and decisions made by others is crucial for fostering inclusivity within society. Embracing diverse viewpoints contributes to the richness of our collective experiences by promoting dialogue, understanding different perspectives, fostering empathy towards one another's journeys in life.

  • Talking openly and honestly with each other

  • Listening to each other

  • Valuing each other’s feelings and needs

  • Compromising

  • Speaking kindly to and about each other

  • Giving each other space

  • Supporting each other’s interests, hobbies, careers, etc.

  • Building each other up

  • Honoring each other’s boundaries, no matter what



Trust is an essential component in any relationship. It involves a deep level of confidence in your partner's ability to keep your secrets, remain faithful to you, and love you unconditionally. Entrusting someone with the key to your heart is a significant milestone that requires trust. When there is trust, you can be assured that your partner will guard that key with their life.

Entrusting someone with the key to your heart is a momentous step in any relationship. It symbolizes a deep level of trust and vulnerability. When you give someone this key, you are essentially giving them access to your most intimate thoughts, emotions, and vulnerabilities. It is an act of faith, believing that they will cherish and protect this key with utmost care.

Trust forms the foundation of any healthy and thriving relationship. It is the assurance that your partner will guard that key with their life. Trust means having confidence in their commitment to keeping your heart safe from harm or betrayal.

When trust exists between partners, it creates a sense of security and emotional safety within the relationship. You can be assured that your partner will value and respect your feelings, wishes, and boundaries. They understand the significance of being entrusted with such a precious gift and will handle it delicately.

However, building trust takes time and effort from both parties involved. It requires open communication, honesty, reliability, and consistency in actions. Trust is not something that can be demanded or expected; it must be earned through mutual respect and understanding.

1.      Communicate openly

2.      Respect your partner

3.      Set Boundaries

4.      Give the benefit of the doubt

5.      Be vulnerable 

6.      Admit mistakes

7.      Keep your promises




NEXT EPISODE: Relationships, Part 2


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David R. Wright MA, LPC, CHT

The Motor City Hypnotist

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