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For all my U.S. Friends and listeners, Happy Thanksgiving.

Today is a day for expressing gratitude for everything, and so, thank you. I am grateful for you coming and listening to our show. I sincerely hope you had a good Thanksgiving, and your family is all well.

Over the next few weeks, we are going to talk about the family dynamics. However, the most important relationship to work on to really be successful as a family is your marriage.

Now, I know a lot of people listening are single parents, but I knew going into this that not everything we talk about will fit with every single person.

However, you might find some value in this if you ever think you just might have a relationship some day. In this episode, we talk about


Why Your Marriage Is Important To work On

In the first half of the show today, we talked about the importance of your marriage to living with a disabled child, and how you can avoid some of the common pitfalls that we have had to dig ourselves out of in our own marriage.

We will discuss:

* Growing Apart as a married couple and what to do to stop it…
* 2 important keys to  Making better Child Care Decisions together
* Why Modeling Behavior For Your Other Children Is important in your relationship.

We really wanted to stress the importance of the marriage in your family dynamics. I hope that this helps to inspire you to look deep into your relationships and see if there are things that you need to do to work on.

Roadblocks to A Successful Marriage

Raising a disabled child isn’t always easy, and having a successful marriage is definitely a tough battle to win. One of the things that I have found in my research over the last few years is that families of disabled children have one of the highest divorce rates.

This is sad to see. However, you don’t have to just be another statistic. In the second half of the show, we talk about some of the roadblocks that we have faced, and what we are doing to overcome them in our own lives. We also shared some ideas that you might use to overcome or even avoid facing these huge challenges in your own life…

In this discussion, you will learn The secrets to:

* Finding time together without the kids
* How we Work out the Different Values and Beliefs We were raised with
* Stresses From Outside the Relationship and how to keep them from ripping you apart

and a lot more…

Always keep in mind, Embracing the Disabled Lifestyle is a building process. It isn’t going to happen overnight. Our family is a work in progress.

As my mentor and teacher, Dr. Wayne Dyer used to always say It isn’t about being better than anyone else, or living these principles perfectly. I sure don’t. However, as yourself honestly every day…

“Is it better now than it used to be?”

If you can say yes to this question, then you are on your way to fully embracing the lifestyle and living your life at the highest level possible.

Next week, we will talk about your relationship with your other kids, so come back, and join us.



Do you feel as though your marriage is going down the pan? Do you wish there was more you could do?

With one in three marriages breaking up every year and the resulting effect it has on you and your family, you should at least give yourself and your marriage every opportunity to succeed.

Listen to what  my friend, and author Amy Waterman has to say about resolving conflicts and re-igniting the passion in your marriage. Apply her techniques and give your marriage a second chance…

Don’t be a statistic, click here to find out more.


The post EDL 006: Why It is Important to Work On Your Marriage appeared first on Disabled Lifestyle.

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