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6 Ingredients to Healthy Relationships with Dr Sara Nasserzadeh
Episode 513rd June 2024 • Love, Sex & Intimacy • Sarah Rose Bright
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Today I’m delighted to be joined by Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, author of "Love by Design: 6 Ingredients to Build a Lifetime of Love.”

Based on two decades of research and work with couples globally, her book offers a fresh perspective on cultivating lasting love, focusing on six core relational ingredients essential for a thriving partnership.  If you are looking to deepen your understanding of healthy relationships, "Love by Design" is a great read. 

In this conversation, Dr Sara introduces the emergent love model, the 6 key ingredients of emergent love, what she observes about romantic love today, how to look for compatibility in a partner, cultivating sexual harmony, navigating conflict and more.

Dr Sara shares:

  • Dr. Sara's journey to creating emergent love
  • The emergent love model
  • What she observes about romantic love today
  • How to look for compatibility in a partner
  • The 6 key ingredients of emergent love
  • What ‘over relating’ is 
  • The importance of the golden and the platinum rule
  • What sexual harmony is
  • The difference between love attraction and sexual chemistry
  • How to restart your sex life
  • How to navigate conflict
  • Why it is important to understand your conflict style 
  • Reframing conflict from me versus you to us versus the problem

Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh is an Author, Speaker and Thinking Partner with a PhD in Social Psychology and specialization in the fields of human sexuality and relationships. She has over two decades of experience working with thousands of couples across the globe. Widely respected by her peers for her research, powerful keynote speeches, educational platforms and award-winning publications, her groundbreaking work has garnered global attention, with media outlets such as NPR, BBC, ABC, CNN and USA Today.


Dr Sara is in London on 7th June 2024 with Emily Nagoski. I am sure this will be a brilliant conversation!

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Love by Design website.  You can order the book and if you check a box, you will get a signed copy from Dr Sara.

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The Relationship Panoramic Inventory for couples. This is an evidence-informed inventory that will highlight your strengths as a couple and areas that need further attention. Use the coupon code pleasure for a 10% discount (coupon is valid until June15, 2024). 

Dr Sara is generously sharing the Love by Design journal prompters and conversation starters which support the book.


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Your podcast host is Sarah Rose Bright. Sarah Rose Bright is a Love, Sex and Intimacy Coach, authorised teacher of The Making Love Retreat® and a Gene Keys Guide. She helps women and couples to reset their sex and intimate lives away from goal-based sex and to discover deep intimacy, expansive pleasure and profound love making so that they can feel good about who they are and have relationships that are happy, loving, passionate and sustainable.




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