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Connection Crisis: The Absentee Spouse

February 27, 2024
00:00 30:11
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There are times in marriage when the connection between spouses starts to fade, leaving one or both feeling distant or even absent. Understanding the reasons behind this disconnection is crucial to finding the path back to a fulfilling and loving relationship In this episode, we address four common reasons for a spouse's absence and provide practical solutions to reignite the flame of connection.

I'll give you a teaser. The first reason a spouse goes absent is due to chronic disappointment.

One of the primary reasons for marital disconnection is chronic disappointment. When expectations are unmet, a gap forms between what we anticipate in our relationships and the reality we experience. This disappointment can lead to bitterness and resentment.

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Resources and Links in this Episode:

  1. Join our Christian Marriages & Relationships Group.
  2. Take the “How Connected Are You?” Partner Quiz.
  3. Listen to Episode 134: “Feeling, Healing, and Dealing with Rejection”

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Meet Your Host
Dana Che is the founder of Thrive Relationships, where she serves as a marriage and relationship coach and host of the Rebuilding Us marriage podcast. She also serves as a preaching pastor at her church. Whether in the church or on her podcast, Dana's mission is singular: to help people rebuild their relationships through the grace and guidance of the Lord.

On Rebuilding Us, she is known for her graceful candor, humor, and her encouraging yet challenging advice. Dana holds a B.A. in communication from Regent University. She has a fierce passion for fashion and a fiercer passion for truth. She shares her life with Shaun, her loving husband of over twenty-five years, their four amazing children, and their “multi-cultural” dog in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.

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