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What kind of relationships do we want to have tomorrow? Podcast #19 feat. Michèle Loetzner

Published April 13th, 2021

What do good relationships need in order to thrive? Is the way we conduct relationships still current? Why do we sometimes demand far too much from one another? And what are the different ways of handling finances in a relationship? We have the answers – in the latest episode of our Über Morgen podcast. This time we’re welcoming journalist and author Michèle Loetzner as our special guest.

All relationships are different. And yet there are still patterns that cause many partnerships to break down and similar challenges that we all need to face as couples. We spoke to Michèle Loetzner about what they are, where that comes from and what can cause a particular burden.

She works as editor-in-chief for SZ Plan W, as freelance journalist for German newspapers such as Welt and Zeit – and as author. In 2020, she published her book “Liebeskummer bewältigen in 99 Tagen” (Getting Over Heartbreak In 99 Days), in which she tackles the subject from a scientific perspective and puts a spotlight on gender inequality. Money is another subject that regularly crops up in her work as a journalist.

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This makes her our perfect guest – because anyone who knows a lot about why relationships fail will inevitably also know what makes them work. Such as openly discussing the subject of finances with your significant other. And she has a few practical tips up her sleeve as to how to do that.

She is also telling us why she would advise everyone to draw up a prenup and what her stepdad has to do with it, how capitalism is affecting our relationships and why Germany isn’t quite as child-friendly as it makes out. Plus: why it’s a good idea to sign up for couples therapy – preferably before the cracks start to show.

Enjoy listening! Photo credit: Christian Brecheis.