Let’s face it, being in a relationship is HARD WORK! Long term relationships are even harder. It’s not a walk in the park to live with the same person for years and communicate, love, fornicate and just live a life. The more tools you have to continually do the work on your journey, the more successful and happy you’ll be in your long term relationship. Listen to today’s episode to learn how to avoid long term relationship fatigue.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The importance of keeping your expectations in check
  • What to do when one partner is a ‘seeker’
  • Cultural myths surrounding marriage and the importance of recognizing them
  • Letting go and accepting the humanity of ourselves and our partner
  • The importance of realizing your partner will not be your everything
  • Avoiding criticism of the same thing in your partner over and over
  • And much more!

Josh Gressel, Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist and couple’s counselor in private practice with over 32 years experience. He has also been married 38 years. He is the author of Embracing Envy: Finding the Spiritual Treasure in Our Most Shameful Emotion and has just finished a new book on masculinity.

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