In this episode, join Valerie and guest co-host Jill Dickey as they break down the flip side of Author Terry Real’s famous “5 Losing Strategies in Relationships” (see episode 156) as this week they hit the 5 WINNING STRATEGIES for all relationships! Not only do they break down each strategy, but they give specific examples of when these winning strategies might be effective in several different kinds of relationships. Tune into this one if you’re exhausted in one or more of your relationships!
Join Valerie and guest Jill Dickey, therapist-in-training and community member of Generation Xhausted Online Community, as they dig into a fellow GenX community member’s personal question about her own intimate sexual relationship with her partner that complex, overwhelming, and, yes, exhausting her. Learn about sex in a way that is likely totally new to you.
Meet Len and Sheri, married 31 years and embarking on life as “empty nesters”. A couple of military deployments and their kids all having the nerve to grow up and live lives of their own force this couple to finally face issues that they’ve never been able to figure out.
Join Valerie and co-host Dr. Todd Frye as they unpack the phenomenon in marriage wherein couples interests may begin to diverge. They look at the nuanced dance between staying deeply united while also developing a sense of self that is vibrant and unique.
Join Valerie and co-host Dr. Todd Frye as they take a deeper dive into many topics that emerged in the Valerie’s interviews with Tiffany these past several weeks including their conversation about how much bravery it takes to not blame our spouses for unresolved struggles that come up in marriage and strategies that we might use to help one another notice and support each other when a past experience is interfering with our capacity to manage a present moment in marriage.