Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University. She earned her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a licensed counselor and has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults, including couples and families.
Her research interests include the development of identity and intimate relationships including family relationships, romantic relationships and friendships. She has authored several books addressing relationships including Friends Forever: How Girls and Women Forge Lasting Relationships; Toxic Friendships: Knowing the Rules and Dealing with the Friends who Break Them; Mothers and Daughters: Living, Loving, and Learning over a Lifetime; and Sisters and Brothers for Life: Making Sense of Sibling Relationships in Adulthood. She also is a featured blogger for Psychology Today.
In this episode we discuss relationship topics that include:
- Why it’s important to develop rituals as a couple.
- How to develop a unique relationship identity and why it’s important.
- How binging on Netflix can actually be a good thing for your relationship.
- Learning to preserve your relationship’s identity and that of your own.
- And much more!
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Suzanne’s Daily Tool
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Relationship Advice Resource
Advice for Newlyweds
As years go by things will go up and down.
Advice for Single Listeners
Recognize that relationships take work.