#174: Surviving Relationship Gaps: Real Stories from Love In Limbo Graduates (Part 2)


"Can we really grow closer by being apart?" It's a question that haunts anyone who hears, "I need space," from a partner. If you're wrestling with feelings of loneliness and confusion in this space, you're not alone. This episode of the Love Shack takes you on a journey through the twists and turns of relational space, turning separation into a chance to deepen and heal your bond.


Join us as we delve into weeks three and four of our Love Limbo Roadmap, focusing on turning these challenging weeks into opportunities for communication breakthroughs and personal growth. How can you keep the connection alive when you feel worlds apart? Can personal growth lead to a stronger union rather than drifting apart? We tackle these essential questions with empathy, offering actionable insights that resonate with where you're really at.

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Adding a profound layer to our discussion—this episode features the raw, unfiltered stories of three Love Limbo Roadmap graduates. They're here live, sharing their journeys through the challenging waters of relationship gaps. Their experiences are not just stories; they are testaments to the transformative power of taking space and using it to forge stronger, more resilient bonds.


Whether you're in the throes of a relationship pause or simply wondering how to maintain emotional ties amid personal change, this episode is a treasure trove of guidance, compassion, and collective wisdom from those who've navigated these troubled waters and reached the shore stronger than ever.


Listen in and discover how intentional space, approached with understanding and care, isn't just about surviving apart—it's about thriving together. Step into the Love Shack, where we explore the spaces between us with heart and hope, teaching you how to bridge the gap and find each other again, perhaps more deeply connected than ever before.




00:00 Welcome to the Love Shack: Navigating Relationship Spaces

00:23 Diving Into the Love Limbo Roadmap: Weeks 3 and 4

01:53 Recap and Insights: The Journey of Self-Discovery and Emotional Weightlifting

05:30 Unlocking Communication: The Key to Relationship Resilience

20:53 Real Stories of Transformation: Guests Share Their Journeys

37:31 The Power of Community Support

39:21 Personal Growth and the Journey of Self-Discovery

48:16 Challenges and Triumphs: Navigating the Roadmap

01:02:07 Commitments and Agreements: Building a Strong Relationship Foundation

01:12:50 Embracing the Journey: The Final Reflections and Encouragement

Links mentioned in show:


  1. Enrollment for April's Love In Limbo: 30-Day Roadmap is now open (last chance before Fall 2024): http://loveinlimboroadmap.com/
  2. Download The Separation Support Bundle:  https://stacibartley.com/bundle
  3. Need support? Join our Love In Limbo: Separation Support Sessions. Learn more here: http://loveinlimbo.com/
  4. Relationship Check-up - tired of re-hashing your issues with your partner without making progress? Schedule your check-up today!
  5. Check out our Love Shack Live Playlist for all the songs we play on the show.

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