How to Affair Proof Your Relationship

How to Affair Proof Your Relationship

How to Affair Proof Your Relationship

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN…

  • Why Affair Happen
  • Steps to Affair Proof Your Relationship

EPISODE TAKEAWAYS

The “Dog  House” – Why Affairs Happen

  • A way to distract self from difficult emotions
  • Not emotionally engaged in the relationship
  • Getting needs met outside of the relationship
  • Don’t feel liked or loved int he relationship
  • Given up on the relationship

The FIX – How to Affair Proof Your Relationship

1. Have a system in place to get your relationship needs met

  • Hear your partner’s concerns
  • Demonstrate your “fight” for the relationship
  • Show your partner he/she is number one
  • Give your partner appreciation
  • Tell your partner what they do right

2. Be a responsive partner – “A.R.E.”

  • A – Be Available to your partner
  • R – Be Responsive to your partner’s needs
  • E – Be Emotionally Engaged

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Give Your Relationship A Check Up – Jennifer Chappell Marsh, LMFT

3 Affair Triggers: Why People Have Affairs – Jennine Estes, LMFT

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