When people think about building a balanced support system with their spouse when they’ve been married for years without one, you can imagine they’re not all fired up about the idea of digging in.

It does sound a bit exhausting.

But what’s your alternative?

Continuing on the way things are?

How about divvying up all of your things and moving on? Our brains will tell us this would be much easier, and maybe that is the answer you choose, but trust me, having been through divorce and having coached many others through the process, it’s not any easier than doing the work of cleaning up what you’ve already got.

This week I take a relationship concept for our friendships from Rober Waldinger and Marc Schulz’s book The Good Life and apply it to our intimate relationship.

In the episode, I share the following: 

  • What I’m calling the 7 Intimate Relationship Pillars
  • How to start the process of tackling each of these areas so you can start re-building your intimate relationship
  • Teach you how to implement a plan to stay consistent and create success 

This week in AwakenYou in your marriage, Episode 116: Building a Strong Foundation: 7 Pillars for a Balanced Support System with Your Spouse, I share a simple and implementable process that will have you feeling rejuvenated about how to approach re-connecting with your spouse. 


I am a marriage coach helping women and couples turn their loveless & disconnected marriage into something better than they ever imagined possible. My process starts by helping you figure out what it is you even want in your marriage because face it, it’s been a while since you’ve dreamed of what your future could look like. Once you’ve started to open up to what is possible together we create a path towards the marriage you crave.

If you feel sad and powerless about your marriage’s state of affairs, I’d love to chat with you about how you’re feeling and what moving towards something different could look like. Book your Courageous Love Conversation Inquiry Call today, and let’s talk about how to get started. 

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