Join us as Dr. Gail Gross shares her expertise on creating a fulfilling and successful relationship. In this episode, Dr. Gross gives relationship advice on why your spouse or partner doesn’t want to have sex.
About Dr. Gail Gross
Dr. Gail Gross is a nationally recognized family and child development expert, author and educator. Her positive and integrative approach to difficult issues helps families navigate today’s complex problems.
Dr. Gross is frequently called upon by national and regional media to offer her insight on topics involving family relationships, education, behavior, and development issues. A dependable authority, Dr. Gross has contributed to broadcast, print and online media including CNN, FOX’s The O’Reilly Factor, MSNBC, The New York Times and USA Today. ABC, CBS and KHOU, Great Day Houston Show. She is a veteran radio talk show host as well as the host of the nationally syndicated PBS program, “Let’s Talk.”
The key to a happy, healthy relationship is mutuality. Try and use phrases such as, ‘Sweetheart, how do you feel about this?’ You don’t want to say things like, ‘This is how it’s going to be’, ‘This is what I want it to be’ or ‘This is what I want you to do.’ By incorporating the other into your decision making, you are raising the self esteem of your relationship because you are making the other person feel warm, cozy and loving towards you.
Tips for Engaged Couples or Newlyweds
Surround yourself with happily mated people. When people are dissatisfied and unhappy, it’s contagious. We are social animals, and we copycat each other. It’s really important to surround yourself with other happy couples.
If You Could Give Only One Piece of Advice…
Mutuality. Not love or trust because when you are mutual, you are loving. When you are mutual, you build trust based on experience. And when you’re mutual, you can count on each other.