//Beware of Relationship Heart Attacks!

Hello and welcome to The Couples Expert podcast with your host Stuart Fensterheim. It’s a new year and we’re all very excited by what we have ahead of us. Stuart is always working to improve the podcast, and you’re all a part of that with your comments and feedback. We welcome our new listeners to the podcast and invite your feedback as well. This week’s discussion is about a “Relationship Heart Attack”. In the same way that medical scares are a wakeup call to change your way of living for your good health, a relationship scare can be a wakeup call for you to make changes in the way you and your partner are living.

Authenticity is a subject that we discuss a lot in our work. This authenticity extends to the language we use when we’re talking about important subjects with our partner. Stuart reminds us to stay authentic, and don’t tailor your language in an attempt to keep your partner from being triggered. When you’re being real and authentic, you’re attempting to explain how you feel and your partner can be accepting and forgiving of some language that comes out of your very strong emotion. You need to believe that you matter to your partner and do your best to understand what their intention is behind the language.

What you’ll learn from today’s podcast:

  • Wake up calls are needed sometimes to shock us to reality [3:11]
  • Caught early, you can get help and save your relationship [7:35]
  • Your wakeup call changes your perspective on your life [9:54]
  • No action is too small to make a difference in your relationship [10:30] 
  • Making your partner feel important every day is needed to avoid the relationship heart attack [12:40]

The wakeup call of a heart attack in your relationship might be the catalyst, the very incentive you need to realize that you need some help. Use this wakeup call as a jumping off point to begin changing your interactions and improving your relationship. This wakeup call can put you on the path to having a stronger and healthier relationship than you’ve ever had before.

Don’t let yourself become so comfortable that you ignore the warning signs. You need to be aware when there is something to be alarmed about. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make a difference to the future of your relationship. You can take this moment of anxiety and worry and turn it into a future filled with joy and love. Who wouldn’t want to do that?

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