Learn Relationship Success Today – Practical Guidelines and Useful Advice from The Inspiring Esquire

July 26, 2010

1)   Don’t expect a committed relationship to be successful until you have completely examined yourself and have become comfortable with “who you are” – fully addressed, resolved and come to terms with your family of origin issues: first “you,” then “committed relationship,” then family.

2)   Honestly and objectively evaluate your abilities and your needs and separately your partner’s abilities and their needs with respect to:

(a) ability to express appreciation and need to have  appreciation expressed for the things each contributes to the relationship,

(b)  ability to be affectionate and extent of need to have your partner be affectionate toward you,

(c)  ability to provide affirmation of love for your partner and extent of need to have your partner provide affirmations to you,

(d)  ability to be passionate and extent of need to have your  partner be passionate, and

(e)  ability to share emotional, physical and spiritual intimacy and need to have your partner share emotional, physical and       spiritual intimacy:

do your needs match your partner’s abilities?

do your abilities match your partner’s needs?

3)   In and out of the presence of your partner, affirmatively express and demonstrate a high degree of respect for your partner – never put your partner down – remind yourself of their great qualities.

4)   Be your partner’s greatest supporter and biggest fan – always remember why have you chosen a committed relationship with your partner.

5)   Treat your partner with kindness at all times which is completely different than “not being mean.”

6)   Comfortably give your partner permission to privately discuss with you ways you can improve yourself and accept their comments as acts of love.

7)   Test your relationship by observing whether or not you and your partner cherish and love your time alone with each other. Beware of always seeming to find another couple to go out with.

8)   Focus on developing similar interests so that you can do things together.

9)   Commit to scheduling a set time each day to “touch base” and fulfill that commitment.

10)        If you have agreed with each other to have a monogamous relationship, know that, if you violate that agreement, you have chosen a short term physical thrill over your ability to share absolute trust with your partner forever whether or not they find out.

11)        There is a difference between “love” and “in love” and both must be present, and naturally stated frequently for a committed relationship to be truly fulfilling – contrary to popular belief committed relationship “love” is not supposed to be “unconditional,” their are limits and conditions. Only a mother’s love for her infant baby is truly unconditional.

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What a wonderful presentation, John! You were wonderful and I am so grateful you shared your story. We were receiving excellent feedback in the chat too:

That was fantastic information, thank you for your candor and humor! Awesome 🤩 talk and info ! Thanks much. It’s hard, thanks for sharing. Thank you for sharing your story and for your positive attitude. It’s important to hear this message. This was just what I needed. Thank you so much. you are an inspiration, thank you!

As we stated, we hit 100 participants at 3:09!

Thank you again,

Eden Feldman, LCSW Associate Director, Community

I do not have the words to thank you enough for making the trip to Dallas to do two presentations for us at CC young. You truly are special and a rockstar and clearly touched many lives today. It is a victory! I was able to run all over campus and welcome guests and host you. It was a victory. Thanks to you for helping me think that way. We will catch you on the next round. Get some rest my friend. Safe travels. And know we love you from CC Young and Dallas!

Patty CC Young and Dallas

“After two years of not being able to hear speakers in person , I was thrilled to have John Bauman as a speaker at our “ Living Well With Parkinson’s’ Gala!. Not only was John engaging and inspiring to get to know off stage , on stage he truly drove home the theme of empowerment to our audience and left our growing community of attendees with several “ aha “ moments and desire to hear more. He spoke from personal experience as a Parkinson’s patient ,inspiring the audiences motivation to truly wish to make a difference and uniting us all in our humanity. Attendees after listening to John , felt inspired to make a difference in the world and do their part to create change for those living with Parkinson’s. My only regret was not being able to spend more time with John and I look forward to having him speak again to our audience.”

Naomi Wong WPP Program Manager

John’s message of hope, inspiration and laughter was ideal for anyone living with PD. He was extremely flexible and a delight to work with.

Leisha Phipps, MSW Program Director - Dallas Area Parkinson Society

We all felt inspired and enjoyed listening to your presentation. Even though we are not living with Parkinson’s, we felt boost of motivation to continue helping those who are living with this disease. I am motivated to make more personal phone calls to people living with PD and asking how they are doing. Sometimes that “extra” bit of kindness truly makes a difference to someone. I am also motivated to research program ideas and partner with other organizations that may have similar values.

I learned that life is unexpected and that you cannot control it. What matters is your attitude!

-Great way to end the day, brave man, thank you very much!

-Good, excellent, great, outstanding speaker, very moving!

-Inspirational who just “gets it”

-Positive thinker and very funny!

-Honest speaker but also humorous!

Parkinson’s Society of Southwest Ontario, Canada, Symposium Keynote Presentation

“whatever hand life deals you, whatever life changing adversity you have to endure, you still have some control over it.” “You don’t have to just to live well,” he advises,” but live an Amazing Life.” The formula he proposes: Faith in yourself, discipline, determination, desire, intensity, and inner strength.


Yes, you touched every person at our conference, who will in turn change and impact so many others. The feedback from our participants was overwhelmingly positive. You are the only speaker to ever receive a standing ovation. Thank you for taking time to share, motivate and inspire. We are blessed to know you.


I will be honest. During the first 10 minutes of your presentation, I started reading work related material on my laptop. For surely, I had watched your You-Tube and seen your videos and knew what to expect. Surely, as a therapist I had studied this disease, the pathological components, the psychological components, the treatment alternatives……..Surely, I understand it.

Not so much. You caught my attention and I was enthralled. You were able to couple the impairments you experience with the emotions felt. You walked us through your life with the disease through “your eyes”. A perspective that a therapist/nurse rarely has the chance to hear. We get so busy telling patients how to deal with x, y and z, but our eyes are blurred by the science of it all most of the time.

You did it through truth, Through your humor, humility and determination to tell your story. One that most deservedly needs to be shared.

I will advocate to have you share your story. I appreciate your determination, diligence and dedication.