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Lex Fridman Podcast

#396 – James Sexton: Divorce Lawyer on Marriage, Relationships, Sex, Lies & Love

Sep 18, 2023
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James Sexton, a divorce attorney and author, shares insights on relationships, marriage failures, love, and the complexities of divorce. Topics covered include the importance of small acts of kindness, the look of adoration in a partner's eyes, vulnerability in intimacy, remembering the good times, the complexity of love and relationships, prenuptial agreements, the impact of infidelity, and finding novelty in relationships.
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Quick takeaways

  • Disconnection is the main reason for failed marriages, often caused by a buildup of small issues.
  • Open and honest communication is crucial for maintaining a healthy relationship.

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The importance of connection in relationships

The main idea is that disconnection is the most common reason for marriages to fail. While people often point to cheating or money problems as the cause, the speaker argues that it is often a lot of little things that build up over time, leading to disconnection. It is important to understand the factors that cause disconnection and address them in order to maintain a healthy relationship.

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