Join us as Dr. Guy Winch shares his expertise on creating a successful and fulfilling relationship.
About Dr. Guy Winch
Guy Winch, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, keynote speaker, and author whose books have already been translated into fourteen languages. His most recent book is Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries (Hudson Street Press, 2013). The Squeaky Wheel: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships and Enhance Self-Esteem (Walker & Company) was published in January 2011.
Dr. Winch received his doctorate in clinical psychology from New York University in 1991 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in family and couples therapy at NYU Medical Center. He has been working with individuals, couples and families in his private practice in Manhattan, since 1992. He is a member of the American Psychological Association.
In addition to the Blog on this site, Dr. Winch also writes the popular Squeaky Wheel Blog on Psychology Today.com, and blogs for Huffington Post.
Kiss your partner hello and goodbye when they leave and return home from work. Make this the first thing you do. It has a huge impact on setting a positive tone in the relationship.
Tips for Engaged Couples or Newlyweds
Once the day arrives, drop all of it. It doesn’t matter anymore if the flowers were not the right flowers or if the DJ played the wrong song. At that point, just celebrate!
If You Could Give Only One Piece of Advice…
Think of your couple-hood as having three different entities, each of you and the relationship. When you are talking together in the weekly check-in meetings (mentioned earlier in podcast) to see where you are, you need to check in with how you two are doing individually and how is the relationship doing. Generally, the needs of the relationship will be different than the needs of each member of the couple. This will help you evaluate what you need to put forward to nurturing the relationship.