We are going to talk about relationships today! I’m celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary next week (27 years together with my husband) and know that long-term relationships are a lot of work. I’ve told my husband that we’ve been really good (on average as there have been super highs and super lows) the past 25 and I want to move us to really great, especially as we look to our kids leaving the nest in a few years. I know many of you have been with your partners for a very long time and in midlife we are navigating a lot: our changing bodies, careers, finances, household dynamics, children, aging parents, and so much more.
I know we all need help with our relationships as we navigate all that life is throwing at us, so this week, episode 116 of The Jen Marples Show is with Joree Rose, MA, LMFT, and is all about Nurturing & Tending to Our Romantic Relationships in Midlife. She drops absolute gold in this episode and it’s one you’ll want to refer to again and again AND have your partner listen to as well!
Joree Rose, MA, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, transformation coach, mindfulness and meditation teacher, author, speaker, and she also leads mindfulness retreats worldwide. Joree has helped thousands of people to live happier and more fulfilling lives by living with greater awareness and compassion, allowing them to decrease their stress, anxiety and shed unhealthy habits, patterns and mindsets. Joree is the host of the podcast ‘Journey Forward® with Joree Rose’ and has authored the newly released A Year of Gratitude, Daily Moments of Reflection, Grace and Thanks as well as 2 mindfulness books, Squirmy Learns to be Mindful and Mindfulness, It’s Elementary. Joree has been featured in prominent media outlets such as Oprahmag.com, NBCnews.com, Business Insider, KTLA News, and so many more!
Joree and I discuss:
Building healthy relationships by creating an authentic connection with yourself first.
Unpacking the different phases of relationships.
Understanding your values and what drives you at your current stage in life.
How our identities shift as we navigate our children leaving home.
Resources if you struggle with personal growth while your spouse stays the same.
Understanding that the root of relational work is personal work.
How to keep your relationship alive, fresh, and connected.
Determining when it’s time to get external support for a relationship.
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