Advice from a crazy ex-girlfriend

Posted by Jordan, 14 Jul 15

“Imagine two dysfunctional puzzle pieces out in the universe with a magnet…” - Marni Battista

When it comes to repeatedly dating people who aren’t good for us, how do our mistakes become patterns, and how can we break these patterns? Some of us can trace a long string of doomed relationships back to how we were treated by a middle school crush. Others follow a template learned from observing how dysfunctional parents interacted with one another. A better future free of whatever shackles us to the past is possible, but it’s up to us to make the deliberate choice to change.

In episode 422 of The Art of Charm, we talk to self-declared “former crazy ex-girlfriend” Marni Battista about how we arrive at a point when we can commit to breaking bad dating patterns — instead of succumbing to the short-term, addiction-like rush we’ve come to associate with them.

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The Cheat Sheet:

  • If you want to date out of your league, you just have to be 10% better than 90% of the guys out there.
  • 10 things women wish you knew.
  • How can we stop terrible dating patterns?
  • Why do we keep dating people who are bad for us?
  • Screening out the crazies (or screening them in, if that’s what you’re into).
  • And so much more…

More About This Show

Dating with Dignity founder Marni Battista is a certified professional dating relationship coach and expert; her advice has appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Men’s Fitness, Yahoo! Shine, Glamour,, Huffington Post,, and more.

While Marni does specialize in helping women identify and break bad dating patterns, much of her advice is applicable regardless of gender. In this podcast, we share a little something for everyone. We also touch on Marni’s list of 10 things women wish you knew, and Jordan shares a story that’s funny because it didn’t happen to him.

Please listen and enjoy and don't forget to share your "crazy" relationship stories.

Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned Social Dynamics expert and coach. He is the co-founder of The Art of Charm, a dating and relationships coaching company. If you're interested in The Art of Charm residential programs, apply for a strategy call with a coach. You can also interact with Jordan on Facebook or Twitter.

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  1.   Singhhs says:
    Posted: 30 May

    Love u

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  2.   amad122 says:
    Posted: 25 Mar


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  3.   Rachidben says:
    Posted: 24 Mar


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  4.   tshepang88 says:
    Posted: 30 Nov 16

    Love is blind

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  5.   Nordnord says:
    Posted: 18 Oct 16

    I don't no, now crazy life hard to fine

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  6.   jadhav53 says:
    Posted: 31 Jul 16

    Love is god

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  7.   leonight says:
    Posted: 24 Jul 16

    How to find right person every time women dumps u want to have a wife

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  8. Posted: 26 Apr 16

    Beauty is in the eye of the behplder. You should love your partner for what is inside their heart and mind not for their physial charateristics

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    • LIVINGDCE says:
      Posted: 30 Mar

      Is not easy to fine a faithful partner, you need to study he/she well beauty is not colour but character. If you chosen your partner with colour/beauty then you will get problem every. Beauty cannot support you to become successful person but a good character can do all this things.

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