“Swoon” Show Notes: Episode #90 – Desperate Times: How Not to Save Your Marriage

Jeff Guenther, LPC on Dec 06, 2020 in swoon

People try all kinds of wild ideas to save their relationships, today Julie and Gina talk through several of the most common ways couples try to make a save.

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This episode covers:

  • Should we have a threesome to spice things up?
  • Should we hook up with our friends?
  • Should we move in together?
  • Should we buy a house?
  • Will having a baby save our relationship?

      Memorable quotes

      "I feel more supportive of clients making these big decisions when they are clear about the reality of what might happen. If they aren't hesitant at all I get concerned."

      “Why is it always the hot neighbors?"

      "Sometimes we take actions like this because we're not satisfied in the relationship and we're seeking something outside."

      "Unlike any other decision in life, parenthood is not one you can change your mind about."

      "A lot of people have fantasies about how great their threesome experience will be. It's cool when it works out, that is definitely the minority of the experience."

      "You could get a dog."



      Resources from the Podcast

      Sparkle: A Relationship Refresh for 2021

      Love More Fight Less: A Relationship Workbook, Gina Senarighi

      Action Steps

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      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 Marriage & Family Therapist in Ashville, NC.

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