The Love Drive with Shaun Galanos

The Love Drive with Shaun Galanos

A podcast to help you learn communication and intimacy skills for better relationships and more love. Listen to short pep talks with your love coach and host, Shaun Galanos, or longer form interviews with thought-leaders, therapists, and healers. If you want to deepen your capacity for love, you're at the right place.

Episodes

May 7, 2024 20 mins

This is a final apology episode for ghosting you all, where you can find me, and a sneak peek of the first episode of my new project, Voicemails to Dad, where, you guessed it, I leave voicemails to my recently deceased father. 

You can find my writing on substack here: https://shaungalanos.substack.com/

You can find the Voicemail to Dad podcast here: https://shaungalanos.substack.com/podcast

Again, thank you all for being here. 

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Hey friend. Thanks for being here. 

Here are the links I promised:

Getting Your Needs Met Course: http://www.gettingyourneedsmet.com

Trusting Love 2023 Retreat: http://www.trustinglove2023.com

In Bloom Love And Relationship Summit

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November 22, 2022 58 mins

Nora McInerny is an award-winning podcast host of ‘Terrible, Thanks For Asking,’ speaker, and author of several books, including her new book “Bad Vibes Only.” 

Shaun and Nora discuss vulnerability porn, their relationship with social media, and how they feel about posting everything online.

What you'll learn (or why you should care):

  • Toxic positivity and “good vibes only” mentality
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Hey gang, here's a little update for you. ❤️

 

Application to be my social and course assistant: https://forms.gle/9DWxnXLJYBgazyFE7

 

Love Camp 2023: www.lovecamp2023.com

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August 30, 2022 72 mins

This episode guest is Vanessa Bennett, Codependency Expert and Holistic Psycho-Therapist and author of “It’s Not Me, It’s You”. Vanessa talks about what codependency is, if it’s always bad and how we can balance being dependent with another person without being “needy”.

Shaun and Vanessa discuss how people have lost connection with their feelings, and offer examples for how to express feelings with someone who might not be comforta...

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Oh boy. Here's a stream of consciousness about the importance of spark, chemistry, and attraction when meeting a potential partner. 

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Our guest is dating and love coach Damona Hoffman, who's been coaching people for over 15 years on online and offline dating.

In this episode, Shaun and Damona share their best online dating practices, what to ask on a first date, and how to best screen for people who are a good match.

Shaun and Damona answer some rapid-fire questions, including What are guys looking for during the first date? Who pays for the first date? What to d...

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August 2, 2022 15 mins

A little pep talk on finding great people to love and that no, all the good ones aren't taken (and you should be careful about that belief - confirmation bias is a doozy!)

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I'm excited to re-launch (and teach) one of my most popular courses: The Emotional Availability Course - Open up to Love

 

www.feelyouremotions.com

  This course is for you if you want to: Become more emotionally available to those that matter Recognize emotional availability in others Experience more intimacy in your current relationship Learn to sit with and process emotional discomfort Turn towards intimacy with an open hea...
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Today's guest is Yana Tallon-Hicks, a past podcast guest on how to be an ethical hookup, ethical slut, sex writer, therapist, and author of ‘Hot and Unbothered: how to think about, talk about, talk about, and have the sex you really want.’

In this episode, Shaun and Yana talk about sex, shame in receiving feedback from our partner(s), and trying new things more than once.

Shaun and Yana take listeners' questions all about sex, answ...

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Seerut K. Chawla, an integratic psychotherapist discusses about the dangers of cancel culture and of “Instagram therapy”. 

In this episode, Seerut and Shaun talk about the problems with dating in the modern world, why older men date younger women and the idea of being a forever-student.

 

What you'll learn (or why you should care):

  • How consistency and hard work trump talent and the fallacy of the "o...
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Welcome to The Love Drive Helpline, where I answer questions you submit via voicemail.

Leave your question here: https://bit.ly/lovedrivehelpline

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Today's question comes from Stephanie. [edited for brevity's sake]

 

"I just recently met a guy on Saturday. We met and had an instant connection, hung out all day, and ended up having sex. Do you think that that screws up the beginning of a relationship? "

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Couples coach Lane Allison talks about conflict resolution, relationships and intimacy in this episode. She explains different approaches for how to resolve conflicts with your partner(s). 

Shaun and Lane open up about previous relationships, cheating, and choosing between taking breaks or breaking up.

 

What you'll learn (or why you should care):

  • Practical techniques for de-escalating conflicts wit...
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Ilana Dunn, the host of ‘Seeing Other People’ podcast, talks about modern dating, her experiences, and advice. She answers dating questions, from getting to know new people to understand when a relationship has come to an end.

Shaun and Ilana discuss deal breakers in relationships, how to not overthink being single, and share past dating experiences

 

What you'll learn (or why you should care):

  • How ...
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Welcome to The Love Drive Helpline, where I answer questions you submit via voicemail.

Leave your question here: https://bit.ly/lovedrivehelpline

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Today's question comes from Ivy. [edited for brevity's sake]

 

"I caught my partner of two years on dating apps and meeting up with other women. Can somebody who habitually lies ever truly change your opinion and what they might have to do to make that change fully?"

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February 8, 2022 11 mins

Welcome to The Love Drive Helpline, where I answer questions you submit via voicemail.

Leave your question here: https://bit.ly/lovedrivehelpline

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Today's question comes from Sam. [edited for brevity's sake]

 

"I am HIV-positive, and I've been on treatment and undetectable for several years. I'm just starting to date new guys again, and I'm having a really difficult time with the disclosure conversation. I'm not public with my s...

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February 1, 2022 18 mins

Welcome to The Love Drive Helpline, where I answer questions you submit via voicemail.

Leave your question here: https://bit.ly/lovedrivehelpline

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Today's question comes from Jessica from Dallas, TX. [edited for brevity's sake]

 

"I asked out a friend at work via instant message, and he ignored me. We have to see each other at work all the time. We had a good rapport. There was some flirting, and I was really prepared for any re...

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Welcome to The Love Drive Helpline, where I answer questions you submit via voicemail.

Leave your question here: https://bit.ly/lovedrivehelpline

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Today's question comes from Michaela from Vancouver, BC.

Michaela's question [edited for brevity's sake]

"Is it OK for men to have female friends? I'm talking to a guy with several female friends, including an ex from years ago.

He thinks that it's all right to hang out one-on-one and...

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January 3, 2022 9 mins

Some details about my course on Healthy Communication.

Click here to sign up.

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Do you struggle asking for help? What about saying no with love?

Would you like to make requests for your needs in a way that won't push others away or make them defensive? 

Want to learn to ask for anything, including sex, more money, space from your loved one, and more touch?

This course is for you if you want to learn to:

  • Talk about your needs a...
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December 21, 2021 10 mins

Welcome to The Love Drive Helpline, where I answer questions you submit via voicemail.

Leave your question here: https://bit.ly/lovedrivehelpline

 

Today's question comes from Marie from Massachusetts.

Marie's question [edited for brevity's sake]

"I was broken up with by this guy that told me he wasn't ready for a relationship, and not even ten days after the breakup, he's back on dating apps. Should I reach out and confront him or...

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