Relationships are hard — add your drunk uncle, traveling with kids, buying presents and everything that comes with the holidays, and you have a recipe for a mental meltdown. No need to worry! Today’s episode will give you the tools and advice to manage stress around the holidays and in everyday life.
In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
- Learn how to tolerate each others differences and not try to fix them.
- Find out what ‘speed arguing’ is and how it can be a valuable tool for your relationship.
- Learn why it’s important not to take your partner’s mood personally.
- Tips to create rules that will help you navigate stressful situations.
- And much more!
Winifred Reilly is a marriage and family therapist, with a private practice in Berkeley, CA. In her thirty-five years of clinical practice she has treated hundreds of couples—many who were convinced they were headed for divorce. Winifred has been a guest lecturer on marriage and sexuality, and her writing has appeared on The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, xoJane, and on her relationship advice blog, Speaking of Marriage.
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Winifred’s Daily Tool
Recognize that what your partner does is more about them than you.
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