Hello and welcome to The Couples Expert Podcast, with your host Stuart Fensterheim. This is episode 182 or our show. Today’s episode is full of tools, tips, and Stuart’s pearls of wisdom to create a marriage that will last a lifetime.
Whether you had premarital counseling or not, this episode is to help you to learn how to make your relationship meaningful and significant. None of us get married to be finding ourselves in an empty, lonely relationship. Many times this happens because we don’t really understand what marriage is all about. Tune in today and keep your marriage alive, passionate, and close.
What you’ll learn from today’s podcast:
- Authenticity and vulnerability [2:40]
- You need to have a plan [7:25]
- Learning how to communicate with your spouse [10:40]
- Triggers [16:35]
- 3 main elements of communication [19:40]
- How do we learn how to navigate challenges [20:45]
- Setting yourself up for having realistic expectations [22:25]
- Children [25:45]
- You have to work on the trust you have for each other [28:05]
- What is going to change with marriage? [30:10]
- You have to talk about everything [31:40]
- Social media [37:05]
- Money and financial planning [39:00]
- Sex and intimacy [40:30]
The most important thing to remember about your first year of marriage is to enjoy your newlywed status. Also, memorize this: “The first year of marriage is a learning and transitional period for the rest of your life”
During this first year transition, you need to be able to view your conflicts and moments of disconnection as opportunities for growth. What may seem like a complaint from your partner, can be a gold mine to learn what they need.
If you work on all of these things, at the end of the day, you will be able to roll over in bed, look and your partner, smile and say “life is good.”
Thank you for spending part of your day with The Couples Experts. We hope you enjoyed the show and take away something meaningful to your relationship. Until next time stay connected!
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