IN THIS PODCAST
1. Chad Garrett owns Forerunner Productions with 3 podcast shows, and is also active duty Air Force—part of the Air Force Geek Squad.
2. Chad and I know each other from west coast swing dancing. Liz's husband teaches west coast dance classes which is where she met Chad.
3. Chad’s dating experiences while being active duty military:
In modern day relationships, my partner is fulfilling more roles than they have ever had to fill in previous decades—they are my social support, best friend, emotional support, and sexual partner” - Paraphrased from Elizabeth Polinsky
4. Why is long distance so hard?
My romantic partner should be my primary support system, but they can’t be the only one” - Elizabeth Polinsky
5. Dating while in training and wanting to focus on career development:
Distance compounds issues; it there are problems in the relationship, distance multiplies in 3x” -Paraphrased from Chad Garrett
If you have a solid relationship with your spouse, it will trickle down and have positive impact on your kids” - Paraphrased from Elizabeth Polinsky
Words of Wisdom from Chad Garrett:
1. be careful who you are spending time around; there are good and bad people and who you spend time with will impact your thought process. You want to be around people who are supportive of your relationship.
2. Long-distance will take issues and multiple them by 3x. Be extremely transparent and over communicate. Get as many pain points ironed out before leaving.
Make sure to check out Chad’s podcasts, The West Meadow Show, The Chad Garrett Show, and Impetus at https://www.forerunnerproductions.com/
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In Communicate & Connect For Military Relationships, I provide educational tips for relationships, communication, and navigating military family life.