020: Are Your Habits Helping or Hurting Your Marriage?

Gretchen Rubin shares incredible lessons from her unique study of habits

In this episode of the Confessions of a Terrible Husband podcast I talk with New York Times Best Selling Author Gretchen Rubin about how we can use her new book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, to improve your relationship.

Be sure to check out her website and podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin.

I firmly believe that Gretchen's book can have a similar impact on relationships to The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman because it not only helps you understand yourself, but it also provides insight into the mind of your spouse.

The book emphasizes that there are several ways to make or break habits and not all of them will work for you all the time based on your personal tendencies. Gretchen introduces the four tendencies that each of us have, which she calls the “Four Tendencies” and which describe how a person responds to expectations.

We talk about those Four Tendencies (Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel) and how understanding your Tendency and the Tendency of your spouse can be powerful in connecting with your spouse, breaking bad habits that hurt your marriage, and cultivating great ones.

If you want to take a quiz to determine your Tendency you can do that right here. Then listen to the podcast to talk about how to start improving your relationship with that in mind.

Be sure you're on the e-mail list because I'm going to send a copy of Better Than Before to five lucky subscribers!

And don't forget to connect with Gretchen! You can reach her on her website, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and more!

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