31 episodes

In The Communicate and Connect Podcast for Military Relationships, marriage counselor Elizabeth Polinsky explains relationship science and discusses educational tips for improving your relationship and navigating military family life.

The Communicate & Connect Podcast for Military Relationships Elizabeth Polinsky: Military Marriage Counselor and Educator

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

In The Communicate and Connect Podcast for Military Relationships, marriage counselor Elizabeth Polinsky explains relationship science and discusses educational tips for improving your relationship and navigating military family life.

    Relationship Communication Skills

    Relationship Communication Skills

    Which communication skills are important to learn right from the start? This is the tenth episode of a series on Getting Ready for Marriage. In this podcast episode, marriage counselor Elizabeth Polinsky discusses the communication skills that every newly-wed couple should learn. 

    In this podcast episode, we discuss:
    Active listening skills in relationships Finding and expressing empathy Negotiation and conflict resolution skills  Make sure to like, review, and subscribe to get all the future episodes and help the podcast be found by others who would benefit the most. 
    Download the Getting Ready for Marriage Checklist here.  You can sign up for Elizabeth's FREE 10-week relationship email course here.  Read the show notes for this episode here. 

    • 20 min
    How to Fight Fair in Relationships

    How to Fight Fair in Relationships

    Are you and your partner a team even when you fight? This is the ninth episode of a series on Getting Ready for Marriage. In this podcast episode, marriage counselor Elizabeth Polinsky discusses how to fight fair in relationships. 

    In this podcast episode, we discuss:
    Qualities of dirty fighting in relationships.  Qualities of fair fighting in relationships.  Tips to fight fair in relationships.  Make sure to like, review, and subscribe to get all the future episodes and help the podcast be found by others who would benefit the most. 
    Download the Getting Ready for Marriage Checklist here.  You can sign up for Elizabeth's FREE 10-week relationship email course here.  Read the show notes for this episode here. 

    • 22 min
    Emotional Triggers in Relationships

    Emotional Triggers in Relationships

    Do you and your partner know each other's emotional triggers? This is the eighth episode of a series on Getting Ready for Marriage. In this podcast episode, marriage counselor Elizabeth Polinsky discusses how to navigate emotional triggers in relationships. 

    In this podcast episode, we discuss: Understanding emotional triggers in relationships.  Types of emotional triggers in relationships.  Identifying your emotional triggers.  Communicating about emotional triggers in relationships.  Make sure to like, review, and subscribe to get all the future episodes and help the podcast be found by others who would benefit the most.  Download the Getting Ready for Marriage Checklist here.  You can sign up for Elizabeth's FREE 10-week relationship email course here.  Read the show notes for this episode here. 

    • 16 min
    Communication Styles in Relationships

    Communication Styles in Relationships

    What's your communication style? How about your partner?
    This is the seventh episode of a series on Getting Ready for Marriage. In this podcast episode, marriage counselor Elizabeth Polinsky discusses the importance of identifying your communication stress style so you can improve your relationship communication. 

    In this podcast episode, we discuss:
    The 5 Styles of Communication. How stress changes how we communicate.  Importance of identifying your communication stress style.  The importance of authentic, straightforward, and congruent communication.  Make sure to like, review, and subscribe to get all the future episodes and help the podcast be found by others who would benefit the most. 
    Download the Getting Ready for Marriage Checklist here.  You can sign up for Elizabeth's FREE 10-week relationship email course here.  Read the show notes for this episode here. 

    • 26 min
    Decision Making in Relationships

    Decision Making in Relationships

    Who gets to decide in the relationship?
    This is the sixth episode of a series on Getting Ready for Marriage. In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky discusses the importance of being on the same page with who gets to make the decision, when, and about what in relationships. 

    In this podcast episode, we discuss:
    Power conflicts come from different opinions on who gets to make decisions.  5 options for making decisions in relationships.  Topics to decide on together about who gets to make decisions and when.  Make sure to like, review, and subscribe to get all the future episodes and help the podcast be found by others who would benefit the most. 
    Download the Getting Ready for Marriage Checklist here.  You can sign up for Elizabeth's FREE 10-week relationship email course here.  Read the show notes for this episode here. 

    • 19 min
    Couple Finances

    Couple Finances

    To combine finances or to not combine finances.
    This is the fifth episode of a series on Getting Ready for Marriage. In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky discusses the importance of being on the same page with your couple finances. 

    In this podcast episode, we discuss:
    Three ways of handling couple finances Decision making around money Being on the same page with budgeting Make sure to like, review, and subscribe to get all the future episodes and help the podcast be found by others who would benefit the most. 
    Download the Getting Ready for Marriage Checklist here.  You can sign up for Elizabeth's FREE 10-week relationship email course here.  Read the show notes for this episode here. 

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Dj iNCLiNE ,

A must listen!

Hugely insightful and full of different perspectives. Agree with all of them or not (I think you’ll agree with most 😜) there is something for everyone from encouragement to challenge.

KKhvolis ,

This is so exciting

This podcast is packed with pointers and insights to improve my romantic relationship and other relationships, too. This has the potential to help many military (and non-military) individuals, partners, and whole family systems.
So glad Liz is filling this niche to help this population and make this world better, relationship by relationship.
Plus, Liz is personable and easy to listen to - it's entertaining!

Sandy littlebit ,

Episode 6

Love the advice Liz gives. I can really connect with her. Her personal input really made it interesting. I also like her tone of voice she sounds very friendly and keeps your attention. I can’t wait to listen to the next episode.