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126: Managing Stress In Your Relationship...Especially During Holidays

By Chase & Sarah Kosterlitz

Relationships are hard — add your drunk uncle, traveling with kids, buying presents and everything that comes with the holidays, and you have a recipe for a mental meltdown. No need to worry! Today's episode will give you the tools and advice to manage stress around the holiday's and in everyday life. In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Learn how to tolerate each others differences and not try to fix them. Find out what 'speed arguing' is and how it can be a valuable tool for your relationship. Learn why it's important not to take your partner's mood personally. Tips to create rules that will help you navigate stressful situations. And much more! Winifred Reilly is a marriage and family therapist, with a private practice in Berkeley, CA. In her thirty-five years of clinical practice she has treated hundreds of couples—many who were convinced they were headed for divorce. Winifred has been a guest lecturer on marriage and sexuality, and her writing has appeared on The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, xoJane, and on her relationship advice blog, Speaking of Marriage. Full Show Notes and Episode Links at http://idopodcast.com/126 Episode Freebie download: Managing Stress In Your Relationship Interested in learning more about our Costa Rica Couples Retreat? The retreat is built to be the ultimate vacation for couples looking to have fun, try new things and build a stronger relationship in paradise. Click here to learn more! Sign up for our 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge here: 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge Do you want to hear more on this topic? Are you struggling with dating and parenting? If so, you're not alone. Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe Sponsors Talkspace: The online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential and convenient. Join over 500,000 people who have used Talkspace for online therapy with their licensed therapist. Get $30 off your first month when you visit Talkspace.com/IDO. Storyworth: StoryWorth makes it easy and fun for your loved ones to share their stories, with weekly emailed story prompts - questions you’ve never thought to ask. At the end of the year, they’ll get their stories bound in a beautiful hardcover book. Strengthen your family bonds, and get to know your loved one in a whole new way.   For $20 off, visit Storyworth.com/ido If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! - Chase & Sarah

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