How do you manage stress in your relationship?
How does it feel when your partner is stressed? How do you respond? How do they respond to you?
Stress can be a really disconnecting force in a relationship if it goes unmanaged.
In this episode I share with you, how I dealt with my husband's stress really badly and how I repaired on that occassion. I also share with you why dealing with stress is so important and I go through the Gottman "stress reducing conversation" pointers.
In this episode, I speak to Emily, who with her partner Sean, created Yum cards for couples. We talk about how these cards help couples reconnect and why reconnecting feels so darn yum! You can check out the cards here playyum.com
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You are not going to get rid of your suffering and that's okay.
We do not need to be wrapped in cotton wool and protected from all the harshness to be okay, which is great, because it would probably be pretty isolating there. We are going to suffer, the trick is to not panic about it. Not to panic about the fear, the anxiety, the sadness, the pain, but to recognise all of these feelings as understandable responses to what is going on for you in the world.
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How does the way you look or feel in your body influence your desire?
Research shows that us women, in general, need to feel ourselves sexy in order to feel desire. We need to feel sexy in our bodies, our minds, our energies and our imaginations first before we can share ourselves.
Does that resonate with you?
Come with me on this podcast journey while I explore this a little.
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We want certainty in our relationships. We say..."I'll be happy when there is a ring on my finger or we buy that house or we have kids or whatever"
Which makes sense, we are human and certainty feels secure. But the cementing in (the grasping for certainty) is also the very thing creating the stuckness that leads us to resentment and eventually a desire to possibly even leave.
We deserve relationship that feel fluid and free and like we choose to be there.
In this episode I explore with you how to un-cement and create fluidity in our relationships.
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