Happy Wife = Happy Life (and other bad relationship advice)

In Marriage, Podcast, Relationships by Debra Fileta

We’re continuing our Marriage series with the bad relationship advice that says, “A happy wife makes a happy life”. 

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard this bad relationship advice. It’s advice that has been used as one of the most common approaches in relationships.

But why is this bad relationship advice, and what advice is actually BETTER when it comes to how we approach marriage? 

Happy Wife Makes A Happy Life?

This short, 5-minute episode will offer you a counter perspective to this common advice, and challenge you to see things differently when it comes to marriage and relationships. In this short episode, we cover:

  • Why this is bad advice.
  • Talk about how this advice encourages passivity.
  • What happens when we follow this advice and why it forms one-sided relationships.
  • How to approach marriage from a healthier perspective.
  • Learning to adapt a mutual model in marriage.
  • The BETTER formula to apply instead of Happy Wife = Happy Life

I hope this episode encourages you and challenges you to say no to this bad relationship advice!

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DEBRA FILETA is a Licensed Professional Counselor, national speaker, bestselling author, relationship expert, and founder of the Debra Fileta Counselors Network. She’s written six books including Choosing Marriage,True Love Dates, Love In Every Season,Are You Really OK?, Married Sexand RESET. She’s also the host of the hotline style Love + Relationships Podcast answering listener questions about love, relationships, and mental and emotional health. Her popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, reaches millions of people with the message of healthy relationships. Connect with her on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter or book an online session with her or someone from her team today!