018: A couple who moves at their own pace together
On this episode of Couple Collective, I'm pumped to speak with two of my best friends, Katie and Matt. I've known Matt since before kindergarten (Tiger Cubs stand up), and I met Katie at our first job out of college. I take credit for the two of them getting together, but in all reality, I just put two great people in the same room and they've done the rest.
Both in their mid 30's, they've been together for over 10 years, and have always beat to the sound of their own drum. I've learned from them to enjoy the moment that you're currently in, together with your partner vs. rushing to check the next box. Additionally, have a strong understanding of your strengths and that of your partners, and you'll be able to better communicate and work together.
If you are interested in a particular topic we discussed, below I’ve included time stamps that you can click on to jump ahead (only on Spotify mobile)
(01:13) - What happens when you put two great people in a room together - ‘Julian was the one that actually made it happen.’
(07:59) - ‘We were fairly slow on our relationship path but always on the same page.’ - in reference to their relationship journey
(11:47) - ‘Eventually, we would move in together but it was not a rushed factor at that point.’ - they moves to a new city together without moving in with one another
(13:50) - How their relationship transitioned into an engagement - ‘When he did propose, I was really surprised cause I thought we would have another conversation or two to solidify like, this is going to happen.’
(22:14) - ‘We were looking towards like the big picture, how does this benefit his career and our lifestyle in the future.’ - When Matt went to school
(26:46) - Before moving to Austria they took a cultural personality test, and it turned out to help them to understand how they each thinking about planning
(37:45) - Katie explaining the challenge of having to communicate with a partner when you are an introvert
(41:20) - What Katie & Matt hope to learn from other couples
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Cover art by Laurie Berger (www.laurenjanestudio.com)