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180: Caring For Ageing Parents And The Affects On Your Relationship

180: Caring For Ageing Parents And The Affects On Your Relationship

Update: 2019-01-024
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You can choose your friends but not your family....so the saying goes. For some of us, family is fun and a joy to be around. For others, not so much. In either case, relationship dynamics with our parents and extended families can create pressure and stress on our marriage or relationship. Listen to today's show to learn how to deal with family challenges and not let them negatively affect your relationship.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to care for an aging parent in a productive way that does not negatively impact your relationship
  • Compromising with both your partner and your parents in regards to each person's needs
  • Communicating with other family members in productive and meaningful ways. For example, balancing the work between siblings who care for an aging parent
  • Feeding your relationship when dealing with an aging or needy parent
  • And much more!

Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, has been a Professional Geriatric Care Manager and a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist for over 30 years. She is the Founder of Eldercare Services, a comprehensive Care Management, Counseling and Home Care Company and ran the very first Alzheimer's Dementia Care program in the San Fransico East Bay area for 6 years. Linda is a past President of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers now called the Aging Life Care Association.

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178: What's Your Fantasy?

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  Ahhhhh! STRESS. If you've never been stressed out you are either, not human, or you've achieved an extreme level of enlightenment and your brain should be studied in a lab. Stress is a natural survival response from millions of years of evolution. It serves us well in some situations, and in others it can be quite destructive. In particular, stress can put a huge damper on the relationships in your life. Use the tips in this episode to deal with stress in a way that does not negatively affect your relationships.   In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include: How to slow things down so you can think rationally and not say or do things you'll later regret.  Staying mindful to avoid reactivity.  Broadening your view to think of the bigger picture as a tool for dealing with your stress.  Realizing that stress is a part of life and finding the right mindset to move forward with it.  And much more! Melanie Greenberg Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist specializing in stress and relationships. She is also the author of The Stress-Proof Brain and The Mindful Self-Express blog on Psychology Today. An expert on relationships, Melanie counsels individuals and couples on issues like communication, dating, building intimacy, and finding secure attachment, Melanie provides keynotes and workshops to mental health professionals nationally and internationally. Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/175 Sign up for our 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge here: 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge Join our 5 Day Couples Appreciation Challenge here: idopodcast.com/appreciation Do you want to hear more on this topic? Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe Sponsors Spark My Relationship Course: Get access to our special offer for I Do Podcast listeners only by visiting: SparkMyRelationship.com/Unlock Babbel: The #1 selling language learning app in the world. Go to Babbel.com and  offer code IDO​ to get 50% off your first 3 months! Simple Contacts: lets you renew your contact lens prescription from anywhere with our online renewal test and delivery service. To save $20 on your contact lenses, just go to simplecontacts.com/IDO or enter the code IDO at checkout.   If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! - Chase & Sarah
174: Rejection In Romantic Relationships
We’ve all felt rejected and down in the dumps. It sucks. I mean it really sucks. But there’s hope! Maybe you’re dating and can’t seem to find the right partner, or you’re in a relationship and feel rejected every time your partner turns you down for sex. Feelings of rejection are human and normal! We’re here to help you navigate these dark and stormy feelings and come out the other side to the bright sunshine that awaits! Listen to today’s episode and learn. In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Understanding that you are not alone in your rejection. It happens to everyone! The negative effects of social media on your feelings of rejection and overall happiness. Quick hint: Want to immediately feel better? Stop following (stalking) your ex’s on social! How to navigate feelings of rejection from your partner or spouse. And much more! Dr. Ellen Hendriksen is a clinical psychologist and author who helps millions calm their anxiety and be their authentic selves through her award-winning podcast, Savvy Psychologist, and in the clinic at Boston University's Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/174 Sign up for our 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge here: 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge Join our 5 Day Couples Appreciation Challenge here: idopodcast.com/appreciation Do you want to hear more on this topic? Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe Sponsors Spark My Relationship Course: Get access to our special offer for I Do Podcast listeners only by visiting: SparkMyRelationship.com/Unlock Babbel: The #1 selling language learning app in the world. Go to Babbel.com and  offer code IDO​ to get 50% off your first 3 months! Green Chef: Green Chef is a USDA certified organic company that includes everything you need to easily cook delicious meals that you can feel good about. For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/IDO.     If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! - Chase & Sarah
173: Are Narcissistic Habits Killing Your Relationship?
Sometimes it feels like we live in the most narcissistic time in history. Selfies are a ‘thing’, social media encourages us to always share how great we are and reality TV thrives off of self promotion. What do you do when narcissistic traits appear in you or your partner? There’s hope on the way and it’s in the form of this podcast! Listen and learn how to deal with narcissistic habits in your partner or yourself. In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Communicating with a partner who exhibits narcissistic traits. Understanding the degrees of narcissistic habits and how to deal with various levels. The value of having “yes” conversations instead of “but” conversations. This tip is a great tool for EVERY kind of relationship.   Examining where narcissistic traits come from and ways to manage them. How narcissistic habits can reveal themselves as a listening disorder. And much more! Dr. Susan Heitler is a Denver clinical psychologist, author of five books plus a popular blog on Psychology Today that has had over 16 million reads. Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/173 Sign up for our 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge here: 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge Join our 5 Day Couples Appreciation Challenge here: idopodcast.com/appreciation Do you want to hear more on this topic? Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe Sponsors Spark My Relationship Course: Get access to our special offer for I Do Podcast listeners only by visiting: SparkMyRelationship.com/Unlock Songfinch: Songfinch brings your stories, feelings and memories to life through one-of-a-kind songs from scratch. Using your unique stories along with your desired genre, vocalist gender and song moods, they curate the perfect professional songwriter to handcraft the most personal gift you can give. Visit Songfinch.com and enter the promo code IDO to get $20 off! Warby Parker: Warby Parker makes buying glasses online easy and risk-free. Find your perfect pair! Get started with a free home try-on kit by visiting warbyparker.com/ido     If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! - Chase & Sarah
172: How Childhood Emotional Neglect Affects Our Relationships
Getting in touch with our feelings and emotions is much easier said than done. If we can learn to understand our emotions and where they come from, then we can begin to improve the relationship with our self and our partner. Childhood trauma and neglect are the root causes of many personal and intrapersonal relationship issues. Listen to today’s amazing show for valuable tips on navigating the minefield of our emotions. In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include: How to pay attention, understand and communicate your emotions and feelings with your partner The importance of validating your partner’s feelings and how to do it properly Why you should not argue over who’s ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. Childhood emotional neglect and why it’s likely impacting your relationship The dead end of arguing about facts and events rather than the root issues in your relationship And much more! Jonice Webb, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, speaker, blogger and best-selling author. Dr. Webb wrote the first book ever written about Childhood Emotional Neglect and is recognized worldwide as the pioneer of Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN). Dr. Webb created the first and only online Childhood Emotional Neglect Recovery Program. She has been interviewed about her topic on CBS Boston Evening News, NECN Morning News, and NPR. Her work has been cited by The Chicago Tribune, Psychology Today, Psychcentral.com and The Elephant Journal. Dr. Webb also provides professional trainings for licensed therapists in identifying and treating Childhood Emotional Neglect in their clients. Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/172 Sign up for our 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge here: 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge Join our 5 Day Couples Appreciation Challenge here: idopodcast.com/appreciation Do you want to hear more on this topic? Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe Sponsors Spark My Relationship Course: Get access to our special offer for I Do Podcast listeners only by visiting: SparkMyRelationship.com/Unlock Babbel: The #1 selling language learning app in the world. Go to Babbel.com and  offer code IDO​ to get 50% off your first 3 months! Zola: Zola is the wedding company that will do anything for love. They are reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience to make the happiest moment in our couples' lives even happier. From engagement to wedding and decorating your first home, Zola is there, combining compassionate customer service with modern tools and technology. All in the service of love. To start your free wedding website or registry on Zola, go to ZOLA.com/ido.     If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! - Chase & Sarah
171: Honesty and Conflict Resolution in Your Relationship
Communication and smart conflict resolution are extremely important in any relationship. You know this! Yet we all struggle with these things too often (at least Sarah and I do). This episode is a gold mine of valuable information for navigating communication and conflict resolution. In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Is honesty always the best policy? The importance of making your partner feel that the conversation is important. Arguing about silly things and how to resolve it. Communication techniques for productive conflict resolution. How to avoid blaming and criticizing language with your parter. And much more! Ed Callirgos is the owner of The Bridge CCM, an independently licensed marriage and family therapist and trained Mediator. He has been featured on the Arizona Republic, Professional publications, Podcasts, Internet/Radio shows and is a recipient of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Minority Fellowship award. He is well known for working with high conflict couples, working with difficult cases such as couples where there is a potential for domestic violence, cases involving infidelity, pornography addiction, pre/post divorce, co parenting and suicidal ideations and trauma. Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/171 Sign up for our 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge here: 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge Join our 5 Day Couples Appreciation Challenge here: idopodcast.com/appreciation Do you want to hear more on this topic? Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe Sponsors Spark My Relationship Course: Get access to our special offer for I Do Podcast listeners only by visiting: SparkMyRelationship.com/Unlock Simple Health: Simple Health uses technology to provide simple, convenient & affordable care at home - starting with online birth control prescriptions & delivery. Get the $20 prescription fee waived by going to simplehealth.com/IDO.  Babbel: The #1 selling language learning app in the world. Try Babbel for free by visiting Babbel.com or downloading the app.   If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! - Chase & Sarah
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180: Caring For Ageing Parents And The Affects On Your Relationship

180: Caring For Ageing Parents And The Affects On Your Relationship

Chase & Sarah Kosterlitz