Couples Therapy with Dennis Schoneveld

Conversations from the Heart - November 6th 2020

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Exciting Guests, Love, Family, Self-Love

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

Couples who do therapy together, stay together!

What do Rachel and Dennis do to deepen their relationship? How does Dennis feel about the practice of sharing? Why does Ironman make Dennis emotional?

All of these questions and more answered in this week’s episode of the Yoga Girl Podcast as Rachel is again joined by our favorite guest, her husband Dennis.

Rachel and Dennis are in the midst of a 9-week couple’s course and Dennis is currently in the US, so they share everything from intimate communication (and how Rachel and Dennis do it differently), supporting each other’s self-care practices, why communication and intimacy is the most important thing, parenting, traveling to an Ironman in Florida during the election and a pandemic, and more!

Rachel and Dennis’ self-care practices differ immensely, but it’s all coming full circle in this episode as Rachel actually gets Dennis to open up about his feelings and doing the inner work. It’s through open communication that they recognize the need for their own individual self-care practices that will bring them closer as a couple.

But ultimately, how does Dennis feel about it? Tune in to find out!

Key Takeaways

  • Recognize your partners need for their own individual self-care practices, and do everything you can to support them in doing so.
  • Communication is key in any relationship, but chances are our partner communicates in a different way than you do! Honor your differences so both of your needs can be met.
  • Carve out time to be alone. We all re-charge in different ways and many of us need alone time to fill our cup. Don’t make your partners need to be alone about you, but rather support each others individuality.
  • Therapy is something to be proud of! Doing the work on your own and together as a couple will only strengthen the foundation of your relationship.
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something that your partner is interested in is a huge step to actually take together as a couple! It’s all about give and take, finding the balance and being able to share the things that are important to you both.