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5 Ways to Be Supportive in a Relationship
When your husband is going through a tough time, it’s pretty hard to just stand by and watch without wanting to help him or fix things somehow. It’s agonizing to see him suffering, and why should he struggle when you’re right there ready to support him? Especially if you have solutions for him that, if he would only try them, would help him feel better and thus help you feel better too.
But what if he’s pushing you away? Or seems distant and isn’t letting you contribute the way you’d like to? If you’ve already done all you can to be a good wife, only to feel more disconnected, you know how frustrating that is.
So how are you supposed to be supportive when your partner is stressed or depressed?
On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast, we’re talking about five ways to be supportive in a relationship:
- I’ll share how you can support your man and create more connection while you’re at it.
- My guest Liz was sure she was doing things properly, but she and her husband had been separated for five years. It was painful and lonely, and she didn’t know what to do about it. But then something happened that changed everything, and she now says that her marriage is wonderful and she couldn’t be happier! She’s going to tell us what she did so you can do it too.
- The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week Award goes to an article in a well-known publication that gets nominated for this award more than Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks get nominated for Academy Awards combined! If you’re wondering how to interpret your spouse’s withdrawing, this advice is sure to make the problem much, much worse!