The Potential State Podcast - Enriching Relationships

How to stay hungry after a decade together?

June 20, 2021 Dr. Assael Romanelli
The Potential State Podcast - Enriching Relationships
How to stay hungry after a decade together?
Show Notes

The 'lost' years of a couple's life occur after about 7-10 years: kids, mortgage, school, aging parents, careers, bills, chores, marriage is stable, annoying in-laws, holidays, boredom, fatigue, routine...

For most couples these years tend to feel 'comfortably numb' and are sometimes disrupted with a rude awakening in the form of an affair, medical or family drama. These naturally latent years sometimes lead couples to think that they lost their spark and occasionally choose to divorce due to unfamiliarity with the unavoidable dynamics of this stage in life.

Yet these somewhat lethargic years need not be lost!

In this talk with Dr. Micha Belzer, a couple and family therapist, we discuss the uncomfortable truths about this life cycle stage and what steps can be taken in order to keep the couple hungry, playful, foolish, growing and engaged.
Examples are given from my work with couples in that cohort.
Practical tips are shared to help prevent these years from becoming dormant.

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