Relationship Advice Tips from Dr. Jeanette Raymond, Ph.D.
Have you hit a really rough spot in your marriage making it feel as if it’s once strong and reliable foundation is about to crumble?
Then you must be feeling very insecure and stressed.
Do you wonder why your tried and trusted ways of being together and talking about things is no longer working?
Perhaps the old ways are exactly the problem!
When you first met your needs were different and you set up a system that suited you at the time.
But now you have matured, had more experience and you have changed.
You may want the same things, but not in quite the same way.
How do you have a conversation about that without making your partner feel criticized?
How do you navigate without having a conflict?
How do you take the risk of asking for something different without looking as if what you had all this time was no good?
Will it affect your emotional intimacy and make you feel disconnected and alone?
Will it make physical intimacy awkward?
These are all reasonable fears, but none that you have to live with any longer.
Watch this video and listen to the story of a couple who met early in life and thought they fitted perfectly, until they hit a massive road block. In couples therapy they discovered their outdated rules and created new ones, saving their marriage.
If saving your marriage is important to you, take the lessons of the video and use them to your advantage.
AUTHOR OF ‘Now You Want Me, Now You Don’t! Fear of Intimacy: ten ways to recognize it and ten ways to manage it in your relationships.”
Copyright, Jeanette Raymond, Ph.D. 2015
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Disclaimer: this video is for informational and educative purposes only. Dr. Raymond is not responsible for any reactions you may have when reading the content or using the suggestions therein. Interacting with this material does not constitute a therapeutic relationship with Dr. Jeanette Raymond.