053: How to Know if Your Relationship is Normal

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How to Know if Your Relationship is Normal

When there’s a breakdown in your relationship, it can trigger shame.

You don’t want other people to know what he just called you, or how you’ve been sleeping separately, or that he punched a wall or shook one of the kids or isn’t coming home at night.

When you’re scared like that, it’s normal to want to protect yourself from judgment.

That means you can’t compare notes with others to see if that happens at their house too. You’re left feeling alone.

If you did talk about what’s really going on at your house, the person you share it with may tell you that you shouldn’t tolerate that behavior. They might urge you to leave and question your judgment if you don’t.

The shame keeps you isolated in the worst way. Most of us will go a long way to avoid that feeling of shame because it feels like life or death.

That’s why I didn’t want anyone to know about the struggles in my marriage. I wanted to keep my status in the tribe.

So I suffered silently, but it wasn’t necessary.

On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to know if your relationship is normal.

  • You’ll uncover how to know if your marriage is typical or not.
  • My guest Jennifer didn’t fight much with her husband but still felt miles apart from him in their home. The silence was deafening and she wondered if they would always be so distant. Today Jennifer and her man are a team again and she feels taken care of and loved. She’s going to tell us how things changed for the better.
  • The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week tries to tackle narcissism in the worst possible way.

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