Relationship Radio: Marriage, Sex, Limerence & Avoiding Divorce

How Family And Relatives Can Hurt Your Marriage & What To Do About It

July 06, 2022 Dr. Joe Beam & Kimberly Beam Holmes: Experts in Fixing Marriages & Saving Relationships Season 3 Episode 19
Relationship Radio: Marriage, Sex, Limerence & Avoiding Divorce
How Family And Relatives Can Hurt Your Marriage & What To Do About It
Show Notes

While marriage might be between two people, many other people can influence it. For example, parents, siblings, and even distant relatives can positively and negatively affect your marriage. Your family may lead you down the right path 99% of the time because they care about you. But biased people and biased advice can lead you to make poor decisions. This is especially true if you’re having troubles in your marriage.


If you’ve determined that you can set enough STOPs and COREs that it’s safe to return to your relationship, you will have to stand firm against your family. You’ll get pushback from them, but set your parameters and expectations and stick to them. Demonstrate the changes that you make to everyone involved. The families involved are more likely to accept and support the marriage when they believe it's a healthy marriage for both people.