WSP 38: Don’t Let a Crisis Sink Your Marriage

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Times of crisis are inevitable. Unexpected circumstances can feel like a sudden attack on your family’s status quo, interrupting plans and draining everyone’s energy. Whether your relationships with each other end up battered and crippled by the storm or deeper and stronger for the voyage depends in large part on how you organize your response. 

In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, Don’t Let a Crisis Sink Your Marriage, multi-award-winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, discuss how a couple can avoid breaking on the shoals of a crisis by proactively navigating their family through fear and uncertainty.

THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “What are some helps for smoothing our relationship in times of crisis? Do you have a trauma kit/advice?!”

Key points in the podcast:

  • How a husband may initially react differently to a crisis than his wife
  • The 4 things every member of the family needs or craves during a crisis
  • An 8 step plan of action for the entire family during a crisis
  • The 5 “musts” to keep your marriage on an even keel
  • How to “reframe” intense or negative emotion
  • How a crisis can be the catalyst for strengthening family bonds and individual growth

“Ramona and Dale share such a unique, wonderful, refreshing, and definitely relevant blend of insights and wisdom gained from their experiences together. It’s a perfect blend of fun and information. ✮✭✭✭✭” Apple Podcasts listener 

Related episodes: 

Episode 37: Dealing With Your Spouse’s Depression Positively

Episode 11: Turning Negative Communication With Your Husband to the Positive

Episode 10: How Do I Find Balance? A Woman’s Greatest Challenge

Episode 7: Feeling Burned Out After Too Much Stress

6 thoughts on “WSP 38: Don’t Let a Crisis Sink Your Marriage”

  1. Ramona and Dale! Thank you so much for allowing me to spend this hour with you learning from your experience and wisdom. I feel as though you both are part of our crew helping us safely and skillfully navigate this current storm in our lives. You have transformed this crisis into a course for new adventure. Our family is always up for a new adventure and we know how to do those well. Wife-Savers premium membership is the best investment we’ve made in our marriage. Thank You!

  2. Thank you for this timely episode, Ramona! I was a little behind in listening but when I finally did, it fit so perfectly with where we are at right now with my husband being unemployed and trying to figure out how to stay afloat until he can get a job again. I so enjoy listening to you and Dale and your fun repartee! Keep it up!
    Love,
    Jana
    P.S. So sorry to hear about your beloved kitty passing. That’s sad ?

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