Welcome to the Revive Your Midlife Marriage Podcast
This podcast is for couples in midlife that want to revive a floundering marriage.
Often, when the kids leave, a new phase of marriage begins. Unfortunately, many couples struggle to nurture this new phase because either they don’t know what to do, or they have become apathetic about their marriage and resign themselves to accept things as is, even when what is, is less than satisfying.
In this podcast, I will be covering many topics related to the midlife marriage relationship, helping you look at what isn’t working and giving you solid tips on how to revamp your marriage and make it thrive.
Whatever you are struggling with in your marriage, you are not alone. Join me as I help you REVIVE YOUR MIDLIFE MARRIAGE.
Midlife comes with many transitions. While there are many wonderful things about having a second half of life full of possibilities, some of those transitions can be painful causing fear, sadness and feelings of irrelevancy. This is a time we need to be present with our spouse's struggles as well as share our own in order to give and receive the comfort we need. I'll give you 5 ways to do this.Listen Now
In a long-term marriage, we can let things slide that build or sustain connection. We get comfortable and lazy. Pretty soon we find ourselves in a state of apathy. Apathy kills connection, but there are red flags to look for and ways to get back to connection. This episode will cover how to break through apathy and get your marriage back on track.Listen Now
Ben and I will be talking about how you maintain your peace when you've shared your expectations with your spouse and they aren't being met. We will also be talking about the difference between reasonable and unreasonable expectations, as well as how regrets and expectations go together.Listen Now
Expectations are unique to each person. Expectations are neither good nor bad, but it does matter how you handle them so you have peace of mind and don't live in constant upset. Listen in to find out what to do with those expectations.Listen Now
Old emotional wounds that haven't been healed can cause us to be triggered by our spouse. Emotional upset is usually based on some old wound that has been touched. In this episode I'll give some examples of how this can play out in your marriage and how to manage these wounds as they arise to foster a healthier interaction.Listen Now
Affection shouldn't be a thing of the past in your marriage, but if affection has waned you and your spouse are missing out on a vital part of connection. This episode will cover why it happens and how to increase the affection you are now experiencing in your marriage.Listen Now
This is the second part of my interview with Cole. In this episode we will cover the progression of porn addiction and the pornography industry's affect on our culture, the importance of community for recovery, the affect porn addiction has on the other spouse, how a spouse can separate the addiction from the person and support them in recovery, and finally the hope of a better life.Listen Now
Porn Addiction affects about 5-8% of adults. People addicted to porn spend at least 11-12 hours a week viewing it. Cole Forester is an recovering porn addict and advocate against the damaging affects of pornography on the individual and the family. He shares his experience, strength and hope in the episode.Listen Now
Anger is one of those emotions we don't really like to feel, much less be the recipient of. But, anger is inevitable. How do you respond when your spouse expresses anger toward you? Often we get defensive and can't take the complaint without fighting back. However, there are better ways to be on the receiving end of anger that will lead to a better outcome. In this episode I'll give you 4 simple steps.Listen Now