Exciting Announcement: Our new online course, Spark My Relationship, has launched! Learn more and enroll here: SparkMyRelationship.com
Spark My Relationship is designed to infuse your life and relationship with fresh passion, skills and wisdom. This self-paced journey is perfect for turning up the heat, having some fun together and revolutionizing your intimacy and communication.
We’ve collaborated with 15 psychologists and therapists to create a comprehensive relationship course that not only teaches you the skills needed to create a successful and lasting relationship, but the tools to execute it.
In this episode, we interview Dr. Debra Campbell about four important ways to keep the spark alive in our relationship. What Dr. Deb teaches us in this episode is just a glimpse of what is covered in the course. 🙂
Dr. Deb recommends some helpful and practical exercises to help our relationships improve in general happiness and in the bedroom. Here are just a couple of our favorites from the episode:
- Look at your everyday life with your partner, outside of the bedroom, as foreplay.
This allows you to see, from a different perspective, how everything you do and say can help to build up to your next erotic connection with your partner. For example, if you are criticizing your partner during the day, they aren’t going to be easily turned on in the evening. This helps to keep your attention on making your partner feel good and can lead to better sex.
- Figure out what turns you on.
By finding out what helps you transition into feeling intimate, you can talk to your partner and plan to make your next connection more pleasurable. This could be taking a bath, playing certain music – you could even make a special playlist, or setting your bedroom up with luxurious sheets and good lighting to help you get in the mood.
In this episode we also discuss relationship advice topics that include:
- The importance of eliminating unhelpful old habits that can lead to friction and unhappiness
- Healthy and successful communication tools
- The biggest struggles couples have when reigniting their sex life, plus tips to spice things up
- The importance of mindfulness to improve stress management
- Why having shared dreams and desires can be so beneficial for celebrating our “couple culture” now and in the future.
- And much more!
Dr Debra Campbell is a author, psychologist, university lecturer and couple therapists based in Melbourne Australia. Dr. Debra has consulted on everything from panic to depression, parenting, grief and relationships. Her book Lovelands has become an Amazon bestseller, combining self-help with the deeply personal memoir of a psychologist.
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