Episode 21 - How Gods grace and boundaries saved our marriage

Have you ever been overwhelmed and at the end of a relationship, wondering if there was any way forward? Have you felt so hopeless and done that you wanted to leave, or even experienced suicidal ideation? You are not alone, and this episode could help you find a path forward with the integration of boundaries to protect yourself.

In some cases, relationships need to end. But in others, like you'll see with Rhea and her husband Rymer; a new, healthy, thriving relationship can be created. This podcast episode serves as a powerful testament to the transformative journey of a troubled marriage toward a stronger, healthier relationship. Throughout their story, Rhea and Rymer highlight essential lessons that can benefit any partnership.

Lessons on effective communication, setting and enforcing boundaries, recognizing codependency, understanding love languages, fostering respect, embracing personal growth, and letting go of trying to control the outcome, all play pivotal roles in their story.

These lessons emphasize the importance of self-awareness, mutual support, and the potential for couples to rebuild and fortify their bonds through effort and commitment to personal and relational growth.

Themes covered in today's transformative episode:

The Power of Effective Communication: In their discussion, this couple underscores the significance of effective communication. They share how truly listening to each other without judgment paved the way for their growth as a couple. Tune in to learn how empathy and understanding can strengthen your own relationship.

Boundaries: Establishing and Enforcing Setting and enforcing boundaries becomes a focal point in their story. They discuss how clear boundaries helped strike a balance between their individual needs and responsibilities. Discover how establishing these boundaries created room for personal growth and how avoiding codependency became essential.

Navigating Codependency: Recognizing the presence of codependent tendencies was a turning point for them. They share how they stopped taking on each other's problems and emotions, providing space for personal growth. Learn how embracing independence can contribute to a healthier relationship.

Love Languages and Dialects: Discovering each other's love languages and their unique dialects became a game-changer for this couple. They talk about how speaking each other's love languages filled their emotional tanks and deepened their connection. Find out how understanding love languages can be tailored to individual needs.

Respect as a Foundation: Feeling respected and supported became a cornerstone of their relationship. They discuss how demonstrating respect, especially during challenging moments, helped de-escalate conflicts and fostered a sense of togetherness. Learn how respect can be a foundation for any partnership.

Embracing Change and Growth: Both partners underwent significant personal growth, realizing the need for change and actively working towards it. They share the importance of self-initiated change versus being forced.

Join them in discussing how personal growth can positively impact a relationship.

Rymer's Book Suggestions for Men:

  • Raising Men by Eric Davis
  • The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  • Anger Management for Men by Neil Cooper
  • Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Rhea's Book Suggestions:

  • Boundaries in Marriage by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go? by Ramani Durvasula
  • Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab

Learn More about Coach Rhea

A transformation coach, speaker, author, and podcaster. She helps people set and enforce healthy boundaries and navigate toxic relationships.