Episode 50

Understanding and Addressing the Reactive Cycle in Marriage

Ever found yourself stuck in a never-ending cycle of reactive arguments with your partner? We’re Doug and Leslie Davis, and we’ll guide you through understanding how unintentional words or actions trigger this cycle, and we’ll offer solutions to break free from it. Our personal anecdotes and open conversations will provide insight into how you can foster a stronger marital bond.

A significant part of breaking this cycle involves understanding your partner’s emotional needs. We’ll unpack common misunderstandings and the reactive cycles that can stem from misaligned perceptions. We stress the importance of self-reflection and awareness in relationships, setting the stage for a healthier alternative to the reactive cycle coming up in our next discussion.

But don’t fret; there’s a way out. We’ll introduce you to the concept of the ‘care cycle’, a promising alternative to the reactive cycle. While this cycle may seem daunting, it’s not beneficial for a healthy relationship. So, join us for this enlightening conversation and strengthen your relationship. Next stop, a healthier and happier marriage.

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The Reactive Cycle – Focus on the Family

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Theme music: Dead Winter
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