The Couples’ Guide To Stress-Free Morning Routines

by | Sep 14, 2018 | Communication, Marriage counselling, Relationship Tips

The Couples’ Guide To Stress-Free Morning Routines

Is your morning routine so stressful that it’s starting to have a negative impact on your relationship?

This video reveals the simple and effective method I used to go from stressed out dad to happy husband.

If you’re anything like me, the stressful morning routine of getting kids out of bed, fed, and off to school or daycare is more like a rock opera than a symphony.

It’s full of clashes, loud voices, pleas and tears (mostly mine).

But it doesn’t have to be this way!

When it comes to your relationship, you may still have the drama of stressful mornings, but you don’t have to take the blame for it.

Stop Blaming Yourself or Your Partner

The good news is that your partner doesn’t need to take the blame either.

What I like about shifting the blame away from you and your partner for how you treat each other during stressful morning routines is that you give your relationship a chance.

You give your relationship room to breathe.

Stressed out and overtired couples need not shoulder the blame for how they relate to one another in the middle of stressful events like morning routines.

Rather, as partners (and parents), we do so much better when we know that the problem of our relationship discord lies in the situation rather than the individual.

When we stop blaming one another, it becomes much easier to change how we relate to each other during those stressful times such as morning routines.

Wrapping Up

In closing, your homework for the week is to give it a try.

Try reflecting on the idea that the arguing or mistreatment you and your partner engage in is more a consequence of being a stressed-out couple rather than faulty partners. 

Give yourself and your partner a break and shift a little of the blame for how you’re relating to one another onto the situation.

Oh, and before I forget, try talking to your partner about this idea.

Ask what they think.

It’s important to find out if your partner is willing to shift some of the blame away from yourselves and onto the situation.

When you do that, you’ll be halfway to building a better relationship.

At the very least, you’ll be united in the struggle against the difficult life phase called raising young kids.

You’ll probably be more connected to one another, too.

And, for couples, that isn’t a bad thing.

Stop Wasting Your Time Asking Why You And Your Partner Fight

Stop Wasting Your Time Asking Why You And Your Partner Fight

If building a successful long-term relationship is a goal of yours, then stop wasting your time asking why you and your partner fight. Instead, find out why it’s more important that you and your partner are on the same page. In this video, you’ll learn why sameness should be your most important relationship goal.

How I Saved My Marriage: My Story As A Couples Therapist

How I Saved My Marriage: My Story As A Couples Therapist

This is the story of how I saved my marriage. Despite all of my experience and training as an online couples therapist, my own marriage faced trouble – twice. But, that didn’t mean I couldn’t make it better. Using two simple and easy to learn strategies, I turned my relationship around. And, I know you can, too!

Why Your Relationship Needs More Empathy

Why Your Relationship Needs More Empathy

If you want to stay connected with your partner or spouse, then here’s why your relationship needs more empathy. It helps to think of empathy as the glue that holds it two people together and while it may be in short supply in your relationship, with a little effort you can cultivate all that you’ll need.

About the Author

Jonathan Van Viegen is a full-time online couple therapist and relationship mentor helping adults and couples improve one of the most important relationships in their life – the one with their partner.

Jonathan’s approach has helped 100’s of clients struggling to maintain a lasting, loving relationship while navigating the challenges of parenting. Jonathan’s goal with this blog is to offer you a behind the scenes look at his life to show that it is possible to create the kind of relationship you desire – using simple skills that anyone can learn.


Making Love Happen The Fool-Proof Guide To Building A Better Relationship

Get Your FREE eBOOK!

Download My Fool-Proof Guide to Building a Better Relationship & Be Happy In Your Relationship Again!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest