Episode 017: Can Couples Come Back After Years of Unhappiness?


In many relationships, there seems to be that inflection point where you decide to go forward together, or you decide to go forward separately. But can you come back from years of unhappiness? 

Especially, when couples are getting to the empty nester stage, they are asking the question of whether they can come back from this long phase of unhappiness that they’ve had together. It’s complex because there are a lot of things – kids, future grandkids, the house, money, friends, family members – that hold them together. 

But those things are not enough to generate happiness. They have to be able to find that together, and the only way that’s going to happen is through something called the mutuality factor. In other words, there has to be a mutual interest in trying to make it work. One person cannot do the work of two to make a marriage happy. It requires both. 

In this episode, we will walk you through the five ways to cure years of unhappiness and effect change that you might want to see in your relationship. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Shared humility and forgiveness
  • Dismantling of walls
  • Moving from disrespect to respect
  • Persistent effort on the part of the couple
  • Investment in good times together
  • A quick script for getting back on the right track

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