How do you know if you are in a good relationship? What is the science behind happy and healthy relationships? Have you wondered if there is anything that is proven to help improve your relationship?
In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky discusses 5 signs of happy relationships.
IN THIS PODCAST
1. A sign of a happy relationship is the ability to Communicate & Connect with your partner
Your partner cannot read your mind. They do not know that they hurt your feelings or what you want unless you tell them. But you have to tell them in a way that they will hear it”.
2. A sign of a happy relationship is the ability to be responsive to bids for relationship attention.
3. A sign of a happy relationship is mutual kindness. The next sign of a happy relationship is kindness and agreeableness. Kindness isn’t hard to do because empathy is hard wired in the brain. All you have to do is pay attention to your partner's emotions. Blocks to kindness are not paying attention, relationship anxiety, or being overly focused on yourself.
If you are focused on the other person, the part of your brain that is hardwired for empathy will kick in and it will be easier to be kind to each other.”
4. A sign of a happy relationship is the ability to owning your sh*t!
Own your stuff; go to therapy and learn to cope.”
5. A sign of a happy relationship is the ability to talk about sex and increase sexual satisfaction.
Capitalize on the relationship bids and add in a little extra kindness!
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Thanks for Listening!
Elizabeth Polinsky, MSW, LCSW, is a marriage and couple therapist specializing in working with military members, veterans, and their families. Liz is located in Norfolk, Virginia, and provides online counseling services throughout Virginia, South Carolina, and Arkansas. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Virginia (#0904011022), South Carolina (#11302), and Arkansas (#7735-C). She is also licensed as a Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy in Virginia (#0730000567) under the supervision of Dr. Victoria Holroyd at The Relationship Center at East Beach.
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The Communicate & Connect Podcast
Launching Sept. 2020
In Communicate & Connect For Military Relationships, I provide educational tips for relationships, communication, and navigating military family life.