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The Magic of Telling Your Marriage Story
When you have unpleasant things happening at your house, things that seem embarrassing or shameful, you tend to keep them a secret. At least that was my strategy early on and that of many of my students. We didn’t want anyone to know that our marriages were dysfunctional, distant, and falling apart.
There aren’t many places you can go to share about the painful, scary parts of your marriage without either losing status or feeling judged, both of which feel terrible. Especially if everybody else seems to have a happy family pictured right there on social media–everybody but you.
Keeping your marriage shame a secret seems like a smart strategy, but it’s also a heavy burden.
On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about the magic of telling your marriage story.
- I’ll share the 3 life-changing benefits of sharing your story, even the embarrassing parts you’ve never told anyone before.
- During our free Adored Wife Challenge twice a year, where we all experiment with the 6 Intimacy Skills™ together for five days, I interviewed Master Coach Kathy Murray, who has been practicing the Intimacy Skills and the Connection Framework for nearly 20 years. She shares so much wisdom in such an engaging way that I knew I wanted you to hear this interview. Her story was a powerful catalyst for transformation during that Challenge, with so many women hearing themselves as she revealed her own experience. See if you too hear yourself in Master Coach Kathy’s story.
- The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week goes to the third largest newspaper in the U.S. for what I wish were satirical notions of self-love.