Episode 30

Managing Negative Moods for a Balanced Marriage: Strategies and Techniques

Feeling overwhelmed by negative moods in your marriage? Looking for practical strategies to navigate through them? Well, you’re in the right place. Join us, Doug and Leslie Davis, as we unpack the complex issue of managing negative moods in a relationship and provide you with tips and strategies to help you and your spouse find balance and harmony.

We kick off the conversation by defining what an unregulated mood looks like, its impact on relationships, and the power in believing one can regulate these moods. We talk about the different ways negative moods can manifest such as anger, fear, sadness, and withdrawal. Then, we discuss some helpful tools to manage and gain control over these emotions. Techniques like self-soothing, deep breathing, and positive visualization can be beneficial. Co-regulation, where you and your spouse help each other navigate through these emotions, is also a strategy we delve into.

In the latter part of the conversation, we shed light on how to support a spouse during their unregulated negative mood. We underscore the significance of not taking their mood personally, setting boundaries, and maintaining calmness. Understanding and acknowledging your spouse’s feelings and helping them carry their burden can go a long way in strengthening your marriage. If you or your spouse are struggling to regulate a negative mood, we encourage you to seek help. Remember, understanding, patience, and support can foster a healthy marriage. Join us, and let’s journey towards a vision driven marriage.

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Scripture Mentioned:

Galatians 6:2

This podcast is provided for informational purposes only. We are not providing clinical counseling services through the podcast content, and the views expressed in this podcast should not be taken as professional mental health advice. The content shared on this podcast should not replace any medical or professional advice you may receive from a licensed healthcare provider. If you are feeling stuck, we urge you to seek the advice of a qualified counselor or coach before making any decisions pertaining to your mental health or well-being.

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Theme music: Dead Winter
Artists: White Bones
Composers: White Bones
Audio source: Epidemic Sound

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