35: Emotional Unavailability: Understanding His Side

When yelling and silence no longer work on your husband, is it time to give up? How can you establish a connection with someone who is emotionally unavailable?

In this episode of Couch Time with Amy Wine, I’m joined by my husband, Jon, because I think it’s about time we hear his side of things. We talk about how our conflicting family backgrounds have ingrained certain habits and values in us that we have had to unlearn to save our marriage. 

One of these things, and the topic of this episode, is emotional unavailability, so if you want to learn why men are sometimes emotionally unavailable and how you can communicate in their language, this episode is really helpful.

On Today’s Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How a difference in Love Language affects your marriage
  • Why yelling or silence doesn’t work on your husband
  • Why you should re-examine your role in the family
  • How unlocking your past helps you explain your present behavior
  • Why men struggle with having an emotional connection

Jon and I reveal some secret thoughts for the first time in this episode that I hope you find really helpful: how reactions can mean so much in a conversation, how it can be OK not to be understood all the time, and how to put more emphasis on being accepted and loved.

Remember, It’s not about perfection but growth and celebrating your small victories together as husband and wife.

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I’m a small-town Oklahoma girl living the big city life in Houston, Texas with even BIGGER dreams. I was an elementary school teacher turned marriage and family therapist with a passion for helping families live their best lives.

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Jesus' Daughter, Wife, Mom, CEO, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, High-Performance Business Coach, Podcast Host, & Professional Taco-Eater