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  • Episodes 24 & 25: “Why Relationships Fail vs. Flourish” with Ben Karney

  • Valentina

    Moderator
    October 12, 2020 at 12:20 pm
    • What did you learn about yourself?
    • What did you learn about culture?
    • What was your favorite quote?
    • What surprised you most?
    • What is one way you can enact what you learned in your own life?
    • How can we each help shift the culture and the conversation surrounding this topic?
  • Sarah

    Member
    October 16, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    I never realized how much relationship comes down to luck! It makes so much sense how much external factors can contribute to stress. For example, you’re car breaks down and you are your partner cannot afford to fix this. If you do not have the proper resources to mend these stressors this can affect aspects of your relationship as well. I loved that you mentioned that stress is the test, when everything goes wrong that’s when you find out who your partner is. Speak volumes!

    • Hope

      Moderator
      October 19, 2020 at 8:28 am

      I completely agree! I think the most important thing to absorb from this episode is that yes, stress impacts our relationships and we CAN blame issues on said stress…but really how we choose to handle things is what truly impacts our relationships. Having resources to help mend these stressors are extremely helpful, however, I do think that you and your partner need to have the “stress talk” before a stressor is created. I think being open and communicating with your partner about how you handle stress and what you may need (or may not need) from them during these moments; can lead to an overall healthier relationship that will be able to go over the bumps of life easier than just expecting your partner to read your mind.

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