245: Managing Stress & Anxiety During COVID-19

You're not alone if the current crisis is causing you to feel stressed and anxious. Anxiety can manifest itself in many ways that prove detrimental to our own personal health, as well as our relationships. The sense of uncertainty, worrying about the future and the general demands of life are all forms of anxiety. Don’t let anxiety bog you down and negatively affect the relationship with yourself and your partner. In

2020-04-09T10:42:11-04:00April 9th, 2020|

242: The Coronavirus And Your Relationship

The Coronavirus pandemic is on everyone's minds, and is likely adding stress to your life and relationships. Listen to today's show with Dr. Melanie Joy as we discuss how to navigate your personal and relational life specifically during these difficult times. In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: How to help yourself and your partner feel secure during times of insecurity What to do if your partner does not

2020-03-18T10:29:39-04:00March 18th, 2020|

240: Coercive Control In Relationships

Coercive control is a seriously negative strategy introduced in some relationships. Listen to today's show to understand if you are in a coercive control relationship, and how to navigate this territory. In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Coercive control as a strategy for your partner to dominate others through manipulation, isolation and other toxic behaviors How to stand up to a coercive controlling partner How to determine if

2020-03-05T17:50:45-04:00March 5th, 2020|

238: When Sorry Isn’t Enough

Much of a successful relationship involves properly apologizing to your partner and repairing the relationship. Relationships are not necessarily about preventing disagreements and arguments, but apologizing and moving forward positively. Listen to today's show to learn how to apologize the right way! In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Why simply saying you're sorry is usually not enough The five apology languages that you and your partner will likely

2020-02-24T16:42:30-04:00February 24th, 2020|

233: Setting Emotional Boundaries In Your Relationship

  Do you feel like you're constantly on the receiving end of your partner's emotions? In relationships we want to be emotionally available for our partners and maintain healthy communication. However, sometimes emotional boundaries need to be set to help protect your personal mental health and to benefit your relationship. Listen to today's episode to learn how to set healthy emotional boundaries. In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

2020-01-17T16:00:38-04:00January 17th, 2020|

229: Conceiving With Love And Chinese Medicine

Trying to conceive with your partner is a big deal. The process of baby making can be fun, but it can also be very stressful on the relationship. Listen to today's episode to learn the best ways to approach the process through both western and Chinese medicine perspectives. In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: How to avoid conceiving as a job and take the pressure off both partners

2019-12-18T23:26:51-04:00December 18th, 2019|

223: Stop Arguing, Start Connecting

No one wants to be wrong. Two individuals often feel they can't both be 'right' when resolving conflict. Learning to hold the needs and feeling of both partners at the same time is a key element to relationship success. Listen to today's show to learn how to stop arguing and take your relationship from 'me' to 'we'. In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: How to prevent moments of

2019-11-05T13:26:40-04:00November 6th, 2019|

220: Finding Clarity On Your Relationship’s Health

Sometimes relationships are toxic and need to end. Whether you're dating or married, there can be a point where you are struggling to find clarity on what you should do in the relationship and if you should allow it to continue. Listen to today's show to give yourself the tools for a relationship checkup and find clarity on if it's a relationship you should stay in. Specific questions to ask yourself

2019-10-17T09:31:19-04:00October 17th, 2019|

215: Your Partner Will NOT Fulfill All Your Needs

It's easy to look to our partner to make us happy and fulfill our needs. However, instead of looking on the outside, we often need to look within. Listen to today's show to understand how to be in a healthy relationship with the understanding that our partner will not fulfill all of our needs. In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Deconstructing the myth that our partner will fulfill

2019-09-10T22:32:58-04:00September 11th, 2019|

210: I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics

It can feel a bit overwhelming to discuss politics with a significant other, friends or family in today's politically charged world. Unfortunately, with the 2020 presidential election looming, the political divide in media and culture will likely be more apparent than ever. Listen to today's show to learn how to constructively talk politics and love someone with different political beliefs. In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Hear the

2019-08-08T14:38:30-04:00August 8th, 2019|