Today I’m celebrating the 250th episode of the Relationships Made Easy Podcast, and I’m closing out our fifth season with some big love! Today you’re going to learn one of the foundations of a happy, fulfilled life rich with confidence, connection, and ease: resilience. The good news is that resilience is a skill you can learn, and people in resilient relationships report more ease, satisfaction, contentment, physical health, and connection. So, hang out with me today while I break down what resilience really is, why you need it to be happy, and my top tips for making it happen!
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Resources for The Secret to a Happy Life and Relationships: Resilience
Be Happily Married: Even If Your Partner Won’t Do a Thing by Dr. Abby Medcalf
Research for The Secret to a Happy Life and Relationships: Resilience
Lim, Jw., Shon, Ej., Paek, M. et al. The dyadic effects of coping and resilience on psychological distress for cancer survivor couples. Support Care Cancer 22, 3209–3217 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-014-2334-9
Herrmann, D., Scherg, H., Verres, R. et al. Resilience in infertile couples acts as a protective factor against infertility-specific distress and impaired quality of life. J Assist Reprod Genet 28, 1111–1117 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10815-011-9637
Melvin, K. C., Gross, D., Hayat, M. J., Jennings, B. M., & Campbell, J. C. (2012). Couple functioning and post-traumatic stress symptoms in US army couples: The role of resilience. Research in Nursing & Health, 35(2), 164-177. https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.
Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges by Steven M. Southwick and Dennis S. Charney
Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin E. P. Seligman