“Swoon” Show Notes: Episode #40 – Santa Baby: Staying Connected Over the Holidays

Jeff Guenther, MS, LPC on Dec 15, 2019 in Swoon

It can be really hard to stay connected to the people you love most during all the holiday celebrations (and obligations) this time of year. This week Gina and Julie discuss several simple ways to connect meaningfully with the person who matters most.

This episode covers:

  • Why it's so hard to stay connected during this season
  • How to make time when it seems scarce
  • It's really common to have lower desire during the holidays

                          Memorable Quotes

                          "Lots of us put relationships on the back burner during the holiday hustle."

                          "January is a season of divorce and break up.""We don't have to sacrifice enjoying the holidays because we feel so overwhelmed by all the idea of spending time together."

                          "We need some room to breathe in order to relax into sharing arousal with ourselves or someone else."

                          "Since we know this time of year is coming every year having a proactive conversation about it can help us plan ahead and stay connected."

                              Resouces from the Podcast

                              Healthy Holiday Intention Planner

                              Division of Household Labor Episode

                              Intimacy Episode

                              Action Steps

                              Plan quality time together. 

                              Talk about what's meaningful to both of you during the holiday season.

                              Have a conversation about your love language.

                                  Your Swoon hosts

                                  Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a sexuality counselor and communication consultant specializing in healthy boundaries, passionate relationships, jealousy, and infidelity. She supports non-traditional couples all over the world as a retreat leader and certified relationship coach.
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                                  Julie Jeske, LPC is a sex and relationship counselor. She has a private practice where she helps clients increase intimacy, ignite passion and deepen their connection to themselves and others. Julie especially loves to help women discover who they are sexually. Through counseling, online classes, or in-person retreats; her clients learn how to talk about their sexual and relationship desires, and explore ways to make them a reality.
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                                  Jeff Guenther is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR.

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