Michael J. Russer is an international speaker, TEDx Alum, author and intimacy expert.
He also is a survivor of two forms of cancer who, along with his partner, has discovered how to achieve deep, connecting and mutually fulfilling intimacy in the face of full clinical impotence.
He has been interviewed on radio and TV many times and he is a featured weekly Sex & Relationship writer for GoodMenProject.com with his articles often appearing in major media like the Huffington Post and MariaShriver.com
Guiding Principle, Quote or Mantra
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Tripped Up in a Partnership
His tendency to shut down and focus on his work ended up alienating his wife and family and eventually driving them apart. This experience led him to his Dream Woman project and his current partner.
The “DUH” moment that changed your partnerships forever
He went into business with a friend and mentor who was a silent partner but when they went to buy him out everything changed. The DUH moment was not having a written agreement, and it was a big mistake.
Proudest moment in partnership
Without a doubt it is his partnership with his life partner. Particularly due to a unique circumstance.
Current Partnership that Has You Excited
Michael’s decision to donate his time to speak to cancer survivor and their partners about regaining intimacy.
What is the best partnership / relationship advice you have ever received?
Never allow the word “performance” to enter your bedroom. Instead, replace that word with presence.
Establish a base of emotional intimacy first. This requires full authenticity.