Do you love your partner and want to stay married, but you know it could be better? Do you find yourself feeling annoyed and irritated?
Is your communication and intimacy dwindling? Are you just too tired and exhausted to work on your relationship anymore?
If so, you need an easier way to stop the frustration and exhaustion.
It's possible to create more joy and connection in your marriage again, but it starts with you. It starts with you seeing your own worth and value. When you learn to give yourself what you truly need, giving love to others becomes easier.
In Joyful Love, Rachael gives you the tools to simplify love. She'll help you drop criticism, stop people-pleasing, create true connection, and bring back fun and passion to your marriage again.
Visit https://www.rachaelcunningham.com to learn more.
Ep 97: Getting Comfortable With Uncomfortable Conversations
Difficult conversations are part of marriage. And it can be uncomfortable to start one. Your nervous system goes on overload. You feel tense, stressed, and like you want to RUN!
This is why we often avoid hard talks and simply hold in our feelings and let them fester.
But If you hold in your frustration or confusion, it’ll come out eventually … often with passive-aggressive anger.
Let’s change that!
In this episode, you’ll learn how to get comfortable with uncomfortable conversations. You’ll reach solutions to your marriage problems more quickly - while you stay connected!
Tune in and learn:
How to be aware of your emotions in the moment and remain present with your partner.
Why you don’t have to be right!
How To listen to your partner’s perspective so YOU can be heard too.
4 Steps to help difficult conversations flow and reach better solutions
Listen now and have better conversations tonight!
For more information go to https://www.rachaelcunningham.com/
Navigating Different Communication Styles With Your Partner
Communication with two different people who live all of life together can get tricky at times. Our decisions affect each other. And the way we talk to each other matters.
Often we're married to someone who is opposite from us in communication styles. One can be an internal processor, where they need time and space on their own to think about decisions.
And the other can be more external. The external processor needs to verbally express their thoughts and opinions.
If we don't understand these different needs, it's easy to take offense at your partners communication style.
How do you not feel ignored when your partner is quiet?
How do you not feel bombarded when your partner expresses all of their stress out loud?
If you've ever been confused by how you or your partner respond and communicate, tune in to this episode.
You'll learn the difference between the two communication styles and how to use them for the good of your relationship instead of against it.
You'll learn to hold space for each other's hearts and to trust that you and your partner are on the same team. You're kicking the ball to the same goal ... even if you have a different route of getting there!
If you'd like more information or to get on my newsletter, go to https://www.rachaelcunningham.com/
Ep 95: Resilience in Love: Thriving With A Difficult Partner
If you're married to a difficult partner, you don't have to live a life of frustration and confusion.
There's a better way to approach your relationship that doesn't include suffering and discontentment.
You may need to adjust your expectations or you may need to set some powerful boundaries.
In today's episode you'll learn:
* To own your decision to stay married or complete the relationship
* To step into your power and love from your strengths.
* To see and value your partner's perspective
* To focus on what you can control
* To be present with the good in your partner and your relationship
* How to set a boundary if needed.
And you'll learn 5 Questions to ask yourself to get you unstuck!
Only YOU can decide if you want to stay in your marriage or not .... but if you choose to stay married to someone who is extra challenging ... get the help you need ... starting with this episode.
For Full Show notes, go to https://www.rachaelcunningham.com/category/podcast/
Ep 94: 5 Tips To Become Best Friends With Your Partner
In this episode, we delve into the essence of building a beautiful friendship with your partner.
The best marriages are friends first. Even if you started off hot-n-heavy and forgot to build a deep friendship, it's never too late!
With intention and an open heart, you can foster a connected friendship to be the foundation of a strong, healthy marriage.
In this episode, you'll learn five skills that every good friendship needs and how to incorporate them into your relationship.
It's time to cultivate a bond with your partner that goes beyond romance and truly embodies deep friendship. BFFs For Life! Let's do this!
For More info and a free class on better connection, go to https://www.rachaelcunningham.com/
Be Your Own Bestie
It’s time to get a new bestie. Yourself!
Just as we cultivate and cherish friendships with others, nurturing a positive relationship with oneself is equally important.
We women need to do a better job of:
👉 Accepting ourselves,
👉 Having compassion on ourselves when we mess up
👉 And Having our own back in this one, beautiful life.
When you treat yourself with the same kindness and support as you would a dear friend, you’ll navigate life's challenges with a deep trust that you’ve got what it takes - whatever life brings.
If you need encouragement to TREAT YOURSELF BETTER today, don’t miss this episode!
For full show notes and more information click here: https://www.rachaelcunningham.com/
It’s a beautiful thing to want to make your marriage better. It’s good to say, “There’s a better way to relate with each other than what we’ve been doing.”
But trying to be perfect can hold you back from growth. Because perfectionism compares. It’s discouraging. It shames and blames.
So how do we continue growing, while accepting that we are not perfect - and neither are our partners? How do we challenge ourselves to continue growing in love and also see the beauty in our imperfect selves?
Tune in today as we discuss how to drop perfectionism and embrace growing into our ideal marriages (and selves!).
For full show notes and more information, go to https://www.rachaelcunningham.com/category/podcast/
Worth it every time
This show always leaves me in better spirits with really good and important questions to mull over. Rachael is so relatable and brings such wise insights to each topics. Bite sized enough that I feel I can really implement some of advice every week and not feel overwhelmed. But just inspired enough. This show is really soothing/ affirming while challenging inner growth. One of the only podcasts that I can say really improves my mental health and relationship.
I remember my worth
Every time I listen to Joyful Love, I’m reminded that it starts with me. I am worthy of love, compassion and kindness. When I remember this first, my relationship with my husband improves. Every time. I will keep listening, every week!
Now that I’m engaged to be married (after getting a divorce four years ago), this podcast is one of the ways I’m staying focused on building a marriage that I LOVE.
Rachael’s wisdom comes from not only what she’s learned but also what she’s lived.
I’ve never met anyone who loves her family with more intention. She is constantly working toward making her relationships the best they can be, and I’m so grateful to have her voice and heart via this podcast!