161: How Does Chronic Pain Affect Your Marriage


161: How Does Chronic Pain Affect Your Marriage

As you already know if you or your husband has chronic pain, it can put a big strain on a marriage! When one of you is always hurting, it’s an ever present challenge to emotional and physical intimacy. Just like when you’re sick, it’s very hard to be at your best when you’re going “ouch ouch ouch” all day. 

It can also interfere with receiving or giving physical affection, which is frustrating and can make you feel lonely on top of everything else. 

If you’re not sure how that pain is ever going to be alleviated, it can be so discouraging and leave you feeling guilty that you’re not able to be the kind of wife you want to be and hopeless that you’ll ever have a happy marriage. So much seems out of your control, it’s hard to know what you can ever do to improve the situation, especially if your marriage feels like it’s unraveling already. 

On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast, we’re talking about how chronic pain affects your marriage.

  • I’ll share three ways you can fix your relationship if it’s unraveling while dealing with chronic pain.
  • Plus, my guest Janice knew she was a controlling and sometimes downright cruel wife, but she had no idea how to stop. Even early on, the constant tension at their house was punctuated by her husband’s angry outbursts. Then she learned a different approach, and today she is thrilled to feel emotional stability within herself and a culture of peace, comfort and mutual respect in her marriage. She’s going to tell us how she did it so you can do it too. 

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