Real Love Talk: Growing Together as Best Friends and Partners | EU 1844 min read

August 28, 2023

How can you and your partner become best friends?

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Reconnect with Your Partner

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On-demand two hour workshop and workbook to bring your stale relationship back to life!

Where do you want to be in five years? How do you want to elevate your family’s life? How can you and your partner become best friends?

In this podcast episode, I am so excited to have my Husband, Willie on. Join us as we talk about life, love, and partnership for his birthday!


  • Loving your partner
  • Lose the urge to control your partner
  • Aim to improve

Loving your partner

It’s like a yearning feeling to be with you, just to be with you and to know that I’m married to my best friend … it’s a better life to have to be married to you. (Willie Cisneros)

In many ways, your partner is – or can be – your best friend.

You are building and sharing your lives together while supporting one another as individuals.

We’ve improved and become better versions of ourselves each and every time not for each other but for ourselves, but I think it was you who said it before; we’ve learned to be independently dependent. (Willie Cisneros)

Lose the urge to control your partner

Love your partner in a healthy, whole way to become interdependent with one another. The thing is that this is only possible when you trust your partner because you cannot force this type of love.

It is earned through trust, respect, and support. 

If I don’t show you that and I show, instead, my kids that then eventually it’s going to be that all my love is going to them and not to you and then either one of us are going to be by ourselves showing our kids that type of behavior. (Willie Cisneros)

Your marriage needs to be the centerpiece of your home life. You and your partner need to be a unit together and model that respect and love for your kids.

Even though you might argue and be upset, that love and structure need to remain, and that is what you need to work toward.

Aim to improve

Aim to improve yourself and to make a way forward for your family that is further than perhaps what you had when you were younger.

If my kids end up becoming better than me or better than I was at their age then I’ve accomplished a lot. (Wille Cisneros)

Aim to improve yourself as a better version of yourself for your own life as well as the life of your family.

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Meet Veronica Cisneros

Veronica Cisneros | Empowered And Unapologetic Podcast

Hello, my name is Veronica Cisneros, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage Coach, Course Creator, Retreat Host, Mother of 3, married for 23 years, host of the Empowered and Unapologetic podcast, and owner of a group private practice called Outside The Norm Counseling.

A lot of couples struggle with setting aside intentional time to connect and communicate. They yearn for meaningful conversations that don’t lead to arguments.

1 month away from divorce, I realized I had to do something different. For years I had compromised myself to meet the needs of my husband and my child, I lost myself and was about to lose my marriage. After years of personal growth and self-reflection, I not only reclaimed my identity, and celebrated 23 years of marriage but also helped hundreds of couples transform their marriage from feeling like roommates to experiencing a deeper love.

I am on a mission to help couples reignite the fire by providing them with the skills to have the relationship they deserve.

Whether you listen to the podcast, join the free Facebook community, or do the Workshop,  you’re in the right place. Let’s do this together!

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