What is relationship baggage, and how responsible are we for losing it before we start something new? On today’s show, hosts Jacqueline and Ben explore the experiences that stay with us from one dating relationship to another, and how we can move on from it. Should we wait until we’re fully ready to immerse ourselves in someone new? How open should we be with a potential mate about negative experiences we may still be holding onto? And what does it take to really, truly get over someone? Then, the team is joined by pastry chef Thiago Silva – the creator of the Cinnamon Roll Donut – who, fortunately for him, hasn’t had to worry much about past relationship baggage; he met his wife when they were teenagers. How has his relationship grown alongside his pastry career? What road bumps did they hit, and what sacrifices have they made? And what does he see for his professional future, when he’s in between restaurants and has baby #2 on the way? Tune in to find out, and stay on board through the end of the show, where they each share their best bite or drink of the week, and where you can snag it.
“I don’t think that emotional baggage is something that you get rid of, it’s something that shpaes you, and it informs who you are and the choices you make and the way you react to things moving forward in, I think, a permanent way, which is sometimes negative, but also can sometimes be positive.” [8:00] – Ben Rosenblatt
“I would rather try to have a real deep, big love and get hurt again than to play it safe.” [14:00] – Jacqueline Raposo
“The question I always ask myself is, what would I be without her and my son in my life, and honestly I can’t picture it happening, so I would never put myself in the position to allow that to happen.” [24:00] – Thiago Silva