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The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

The Couple Fix Relationships Marriage Expert

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Couples’ Therapist Jennifer Chappell Marsh and Jennine Estes give expert relationship advice to get you “Out of the Doghouse and Back Into Bed”

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Annoying In-Laws - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

How to Handle Annoying In-Laws You can choose your spouse but you can’t choose your in-laws. You are in a relationship with the whole “package” and sometimes that comes with the in-laws from hell. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN… * How to come together as a couple to manage difficult In-Laws. * Create boundaries * Communicate your needs The “Dog House” – What Not to Do * Don’t Keep It In: (Balloon Analogy) This will cause a “pressure cooker” response and sooner or later you will explode. Holding in emotions will only create resentments and distance. * Don’t Shut Down: Stop talking, stop eye contact, avoid events. Better yet, Threaten to cut the relationship off completely. * Don’t Criticize Them To Your Husband: (Brother Analogy) All this will do is come off negative and attacking. It won’t help your position at all. Most people don’t take it lightly when you talk about their mom. * Avoid

19 MIN2016 JUN 23
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Annoying In-Laws - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

When Your Friends Don’t Like Your Husband - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

HELP! My Friends Don’t Like My Husband You love your husband and your friends. They are both critical parts of your life and support team. What do you do when your friends don’t like your husband? This issue can be really painful and hard to navigate so that everyone involved can be more comfortable. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN… * How to create boundaries * How to balance your relationships * How to support your spouse and your friendships The “Dog House” – What Not to Do When Your Friends Don’t Like Your Spouse * Don’t be the “people-pleaser” – Some women try very hard at making everyone happy, but it ends up hurting YOU. You can’t make everyone happy with this scenario. You can’t try to paint your husband in a different light or avoid talking about it to simply avoid irritating your friends. * Don’t Cut Your Friends Off – Don’t simply cut off your friends if they don’t like your husb

13 MIN2016 JUN 23
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When Your Friends Don’t Like Your Husband - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

The Bottom Line on Your Fights About Money - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

The Bottom Line on Your Fights About Money Why Fighting About Money Isn’t About Money Money is often listed as main cause for divorce. Usually couples who are fighting about money have deeper underlying issues that make financial issues a huge disconnection in the relationship. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN… * All healthy relationships bicker and fight, especially around money. * Negative patterns happen in relationships around communication and it is important to know how to navigate through it successfully without driving a wedge in the relationship. * Money is usually a sensitive subject because couples have different approaches with handling money – Spender/Saver/In-betweener * Money – specifically how you spend exposes vulnerability. * It is import to understand what is UNDERNEATH the money topic. The “Dog House” – What Not to Do * Control – Demand, direct, control, mirco-manage, et

23 MIN2016 JUN 22
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The Bottom Line on Your Fights About Money - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

Commitment Issues - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

Commitment Issues Is Your Partner Dragging Their Feet? What to do When You Want to MoveForward And Your Partner isHesitant IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN… * You want to move forward, he/she isn’t ready. This is important to getting to theroot of why this is happening in the relationship. * You could hurt the relationship by pushing too hard or pulling away. EPISODE TAKEAWAYS The “Dog House” – What Not to Do * Threaten to leave the relationship out of desperation. * Push harder for engagement ring or marriage – (More marriage talk, morerelationship talk, etc) * Don’t rush to take it personal: Know that this may be coming from fear ofspending money on a wedding, there is a history that may be popping up (ex:childhood divorce), their own internal fears about themselves (ex: I am not goodenough), etc. Theremay be various reasons to why this person is fearful. * Don’t ignore it The FIX -What T

15 MIN2016 MAY 5
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Commitment Issues - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

One of the Biggest Lies in A Relationship: “I’m Fine” - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

Why the “F” Word is One Of the Biggest Lies in a Relationship IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN… * Why your partner says, “I’m fine” * How these statements negatively impact your relationship * What to do when the “F” word is thrown out EPISODE TAKEAWAYS The “Dog House” – Don’t do these things when your partner says “I’m Fine”: * Don’t express anger or frustration at your partner * Avoid pushing too hard for an answer * Don’t give up and withdrawal/avoid altogether The FIX – How to successfully address the “F” word: * Stay Engaged * Tell your partner about what your gut is saying * Give some space and time * Leave the door open for conversation LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE How to Repair After A Fight – The Couple Fix Podcast THANKS FOR LISTENING! If you enjoyed this episode, pleaseshareit using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. We want to be friends

13 MIN2016 APR 14
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One of the Biggest Lies in A Relationship: “I’m Fine” - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

Walking Down the Isle - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

Thinking of Walking Down the Aisle? What you need to do before taking the next step IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN… * Interview with Lisa Brookes Kift * How to prepare your relationship for marriage…not just a wedding * What you need to talk about before you get married * The important ingredients to a lasting healthy marriage EPISODE TAKEAWAYS The “Dog House” –Mistakes People Make * Rose Colored Glasses – Overlook, justify or deny issues * Assume issues will go away once married The FIX – Steps to Build Healthy Foundation * Lisa Brookes Kift discusses the key components of her Premarital Counseling work: Communication, Addressing Issues and Family of Origin. LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE The Premarital Counseling Workbook for Couples – Lisa Brookes Kift, LMFT 5 Ways Premarital Counseling is Proactive– Jennifer Chappell Marsh, LMFT Signs You Need Premarital Counseling– Jen

29 MIN2016 APR 14
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Walking Down the Isle - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

How To Put The Brakes On Your Nagging Partner - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

How To Put The Brakes On Your Nagging Partner IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN… * What is causing your partner to “Nag” * How to make it worse * Specific things you can do to stop nagging in it’s tracks. EPISODE TAKEAWAYS The “Dog House” – What NOT to Do With Your Nagging Partner * Retreat/Defend * Ignore it * Blame * Dismiss the Issue The FIX – How to Put the Brakes On Nagging * Change Your View: Your partner is trying have you hear that they need something vs. You are a failure. * Fight Your Desire to React: Press pause button * Listen: Your partner is trying to tell you something and will keep trying until you hear him/her. * Engage: Show interest in what your partner is trying to tell you * Take Action: Behaviors speak louder than words. LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Counseling to Resolve Conflict– Jennifer Chappell Marsh, LMFT 5 Steps For Communicating Your Needs in You

14 MIN2015 OCT 9
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How To Put The Brakes On Your Nagging Partner - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

How to Disarm Your Partner’s Defensiveness - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

How To Disarm Your Partner’s Defensiveness IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN… * What causes your partner to get Defensive * Specific things you can do to respond EPISODE TAKEAWAYS The “Dog House” – Why Your Partner Gets Defensive * Instinctual response to feeling attacked * Poor role models for communication * Past injuries/insecurities “Raw Spots” The FIX – How to Disarm Your Partner’s Defensivness 1.Examine Your Part/Approach * Avoid blaming language: “You…” * Don’t take on the victim role * Refrain from using global statements, “Always” or “Never” * If feeling attacked don’t surrender, withdrawal or attack back 2. Understand Your Partner’s Sensitivities * Be curious: Ask about where the reaction is coming from * Don’t take it personal – leads to being less reactive LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE 5 Tips for Better Communication – Jennifer Chappell Marsh, LMFT 3 Ways To Stop

12 MIN2015 OCT 9
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How to Disarm Your Partner’s Defensiveness - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

How to Affair Proof Your Relationship - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

San Diego Couples Therapists' Jennifer Chappell Marsh and Jennine Estes give you "The Fix" to understand why affairs happen and how to prevent them. Affair Proof Your Relationship.

13 MIN2015 AUG 15
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How to Affair Proof Your Relationship - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

Everything You Need To Know About Emotional Affairs - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

San Diego Couples Therapists' Jennifer Chappell Marsh and Jennine Estes give you the tools to identify an emotional affair and how to address it.

15 MIN2015 AUG 15
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Everything You Need To Know About Emotional Affairs - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

Latest Episodes

Annoying In-Laws - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

How to Handle Annoying In-Laws You can choose your spouse but you can’t choose your in-laws. You are in a relationship with the whole “package” and sometimes that comes with the in-laws from hell. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN… * How to come together as a couple to manage difficult In-Laws. * Create boundaries * Communicate your needs The “Dog House” – What Not to Do * Don’t Keep It In: (Balloon Analogy) This will cause a “pressure cooker” response and sooner or later you will explode. Holding in emotions will only create resentments and distance. * Don’t Shut Down: Stop talking, stop eye contact, avoid events. Better yet, Threaten to cut the relationship off completely. * Don’t Criticize Them To Your Husband: (Brother Analogy) All this will do is come off negative and attacking. It won’t help your position at all. Most people don’t take it lightly when you talk about their mom. * Avoid

19 MIN2016 JUN 23
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Annoying In-Laws - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

When Your Friends Don’t Like Your Husband - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

HELP! My Friends Don’t Like My Husband You love your husband and your friends. They are both critical parts of your life and support team. What do you do when your friends don’t like your husband? This issue can be really painful and hard to navigate so that everyone involved can be more comfortable. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN… * How to create boundaries * How to balance your relationships * How to support your spouse and your friendships The “Dog House” – What Not to Do When Your Friends Don’t Like Your Spouse * Don’t be the “people-pleaser” – Some women try very hard at making everyone happy, but it ends up hurting YOU. You can’t make everyone happy with this scenario. You can’t try to paint your husband in a different light or avoid talking about it to simply avoid irritating your friends. * Don’t Cut Your Friends Off – Don’t simply cut off your friends if they don’t like your husb

13 MIN2016 JUN 23
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When Your Friends Don’t Like Your Husband - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

The Bottom Line on Your Fights About Money - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

The Bottom Line on Your Fights About Money Why Fighting About Money Isn’t About Money Money is often listed as main cause for divorce. Usually couples who are fighting about money have deeper underlying issues that make financial issues a huge disconnection in the relationship. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN… * All healthy relationships bicker and fight, especially around money. * Negative patterns happen in relationships around communication and it is important to know how to navigate through it successfully without driving a wedge in the relationship. * Money is usually a sensitive subject because couples have different approaches with handling money – Spender/Saver/In-betweener * Money – specifically how you spend exposes vulnerability. * It is import to understand what is UNDERNEATH the money topic. The “Dog House” – What Not to Do * Control – Demand, direct, control, mirco-manage, et

23 MIN2016 JUN 22
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The Bottom Line on Your Fights About Money - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

Commitment Issues - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

Commitment Issues Is Your Partner Dragging Their Feet? What to do When You Want to MoveForward And Your Partner isHesitant IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN… * You want to move forward, he/she isn’t ready. This is important to getting to theroot of why this is happening in the relationship. * You could hurt the relationship by pushing too hard or pulling away. EPISODE TAKEAWAYS The “Dog House” – What Not to Do * Threaten to leave the relationship out of desperation. * Push harder for engagement ring or marriage – (More marriage talk, morerelationship talk, etc) * Don’t rush to take it personal: Know that this may be coming from fear ofspending money on a wedding, there is a history that may be popping up (ex:childhood divorce), their own internal fears about themselves (ex: I am not goodenough), etc. Theremay be various reasons to why this person is fearful. * Don’t ignore it The FIX -What T

15 MIN2016 MAY 5
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Commitment Issues - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

One of the Biggest Lies in A Relationship: “I’m Fine” - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

Why the “F” Word is One Of the Biggest Lies in a Relationship IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN… * Why your partner says, “I’m fine” * How these statements negatively impact your relationship * What to do when the “F” word is thrown out EPISODE TAKEAWAYS The “Dog House” – Don’t do these things when your partner says “I’m Fine”: * Don’t express anger or frustration at your partner * Avoid pushing too hard for an answer * Don’t give up and withdrawal/avoid altogether The FIX – How to successfully address the “F” word: * Stay Engaged * Tell your partner about what your gut is saying * Give some space and time * Leave the door open for conversation LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE How to Repair After A Fight – The Couple Fix Podcast THANKS FOR LISTENING! If you enjoyed this episode, pleaseshareit using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. We want to be friends

13 MIN2016 APR 14
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One of the Biggest Lies in A Relationship: “I’m Fine” - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

Walking Down the Isle - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

Thinking of Walking Down the Aisle? What you need to do before taking the next step IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN… * Interview with Lisa Brookes Kift * How to prepare your relationship for marriage…not just a wedding * What you need to talk about before you get married * The important ingredients to a lasting healthy marriage EPISODE TAKEAWAYS The “Dog House” –Mistakes People Make * Rose Colored Glasses – Overlook, justify or deny issues * Assume issues will go away once married The FIX – Steps to Build Healthy Foundation * Lisa Brookes Kift discusses the key components of her Premarital Counseling work: Communication, Addressing Issues and Family of Origin. LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE The Premarital Counseling Workbook for Couples – Lisa Brookes Kift, LMFT 5 Ways Premarital Counseling is Proactive– Jennifer Chappell Marsh, LMFT Signs You Need Premarital Counseling– Jen

29 MIN2016 APR 14
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Walking Down the Isle - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

How To Put The Brakes On Your Nagging Partner - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

How To Put The Brakes On Your Nagging Partner IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN… * What is causing your partner to “Nag” * How to make it worse * Specific things you can do to stop nagging in it’s tracks. EPISODE TAKEAWAYS The “Dog House” – What NOT to Do With Your Nagging Partner * Retreat/Defend * Ignore it * Blame * Dismiss the Issue The FIX – How to Put the Brakes On Nagging * Change Your View: Your partner is trying have you hear that they need something vs. You are a failure. * Fight Your Desire to React: Press pause button * Listen: Your partner is trying to tell you something and will keep trying until you hear him/her. * Engage: Show interest in what your partner is trying to tell you * Take Action: Behaviors speak louder than words. LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Counseling to Resolve Conflict– Jennifer Chappell Marsh, LMFT 5 Steps For Communicating Your Needs in You

14 MIN2015 OCT 9
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How To Put The Brakes On Your Nagging Partner - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

How to Disarm Your Partner’s Defensiveness - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

How To Disarm Your Partner’s Defensiveness IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN… * What causes your partner to get Defensive * Specific things you can do to respond EPISODE TAKEAWAYS The “Dog House” – Why Your Partner Gets Defensive * Instinctual response to feeling attacked * Poor role models for communication * Past injuries/insecurities “Raw Spots” The FIX – How to Disarm Your Partner’s Defensivness 1.Examine Your Part/Approach * Avoid blaming language: “You…” * Don’t take on the victim role * Refrain from using global statements, “Always” or “Never” * If feeling attacked don’t surrender, withdrawal or attack back 2. Understand Your Partner’s Sensitivities * Be curious: Ask about where the reaction is coming from * Don’t take it personal – leads to being less reactive LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE 5 Tips for Better Communication – Jennifer Chappell Marsh, LMFT 3 Ways To Stop

12 MIN2015 OCT 9
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How to Disarm Your Partner’s Defensiveness - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

How to Affair Proof Your Relationship - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

San Diego Couples Therapists' Jennifer Chappell Marsh and Jennine Estes give you "The Fix" to understand why affairs happen and how to prevent them. Affair Proof Your Relationship.

13 MIN2015 AUG 15
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How to Affair Proof Your Relationship - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

Everything You Need To Know About Emotional Affairs - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice

San Diego Couples Therapists' Jennifer Chappell Marsh and Jennine Estes give you the tools to identify an emotional affair and how to address it.

15 MIN2015 AUG 15
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Everything You Need To Know About Emotional Affairs - The Couple Fix: Relationships | Marriage | Expert Advice