Dr. Ilene S. Cohen, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and blogger, and teaches in the Department of Counseling at Barry University. Shes a regular contributor to Psychology Today, and her work has appeared in Psych Central and Tiny Buddha. Her practice is fueled by her passion for helping people achieve their goals, build a strong sense of self and lead fulfilling and meaningful lives.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Why commitment is the baseline and foundation of a relationship.
  • Why it’s important to think separately from your partner in a relationship.
  • How to manage your own functioning and avoid trying to manage your partner.
  • Why we become emotionally triggered and how to deal with it.
  • How to take an objective approach to a triggered response.
  • Why it’s important to not judge yourself for becoming triggered.
  • And much more!

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Dr. Cohen’s Daily Tool

Work on your reactivity by becoming more self aware.

Relationship Advice Resource

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Extraordinary Relationships

Advice for Newlyweds

Don’t expect to always be in the honeymoon stage. If you find yourself in conflict, it’s typical. The problem isn’t if you fight, it’s how you fight and make up.

Advice for Single Listeners

Don’t put so much pressure on yourself to be on a timeline.

Interview Links

Dr. Cohen’s Website

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