Building Healthy Relationships: Economic Stress Causing You Relationship Woes

As I was cleaning my desk, I came across a reprint of a blog by Dr. Goodstone about my ideas of how to build healthy realtionships during stressful economic times.     This was in May 2009, but the suggestions are valid today.                                                                                                                                 1.   Accept your spouse or significant other “as is” “in their attitude toward financial matters and having a non-judgmental discussion about change”.                                                                                                                                                      2.  “Find “stuff” to do to enhance the relationship and reduce stress”. …”make dates to go to free concerts, walk along the beach, or spend time in a local park.”                                                                                                                                             3.  “Become more sensual and sexual…hold hands.”                                                                                                                                                          4.  “Try giving your spouse a movie star kiss unexpectedly”.

I did the last and my wife of 40 years said “What did you do?”  I told her I was only taking the advice of a famous psychologist and showed her the internet article.

Suggestion – use the above for building healthy relationships.

Irving Nadler, PhD    Tel:  561-361-0711

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