Disclaimer: The post is developed in partnership with BetterHelp
Healthy relationships are an important part of enjoying a healthy lifestyle. Even if you’re enjoying career success and financial success, it may be harder to enjoy your life without the benefit of healthy relationships. But relationships can be challenging in several ways that can affect every part of our lives, even our mental health. Between the day-to-day issues of things like finances and parenting to differences in communication styles and sexual needs, there are many sources of potential conflicts in our relationships.
For some people, talking to a friend about their experiences can be a helpful way to find hope for potentially improving their relationship. But it’s not the only way. Today, many people are turning to relationship podcasts to discover valuable insights into building better relationships. One good place to start is to check out BetterHelp’s recommendations on relationship podcasts.
Whether you’re struggling with a particular issue in your relationship or looking for a safe space to explore unexpressed feelings, there are many ways relationship podcasts can provide support in your journey. In this article, we’ll look at three positive ways relationship podcasts can improve your life for the better.
1. Relationship Podcasts Connect You To Community
There’s almost nothing worse than feeling alone. Intellectually, of course, we know we’re not the only ones to have ever experienced a particular relationship struggle. But it’s hard to feel like we’re not alone. Whether it’s a general feeling of unease in your romantic relationship or a specific issue that causes conflict between you and your partner, it’s possible to find a podcast that can help you not feel so alone.
Finding a podcast that you can connect with emotionally can boost your confidence about the potential to overcome whatever challenges you’re facing with your partner. Once you find other people who have successfully dealt with similar issues, it may be easier to see a positive outcome for your relationship. Check out the What Healthy Couples Know That You Don’t podcast to find positive examples of couples doing what works.
2. Relationship Pods Can Encourage You To Explore Your Feelings
You don’t have to be in a relationship to gain valuable insights from relationship podcasts. Many people who aren’t currently in a relationship can find safe and healthy ways to explore new feelings or to help them come to terms with unexpressed feelings they’ve been afraid to voice.
Whether it’s being attracted to a different gender than you’ve previously identified with, or finding new kinds of relationships to explore — there are many different kinds of relationship podcasts. You’ll find podcasts dedicated to the queer community, such as the Savage Lovecast hosted by Dan Savage and the Multiamory podcast, which explores polyamorous relationships and open marriages.
Pods Can Help You Find Support For Your Relationship Situation
There are many different kinds of feelings people go through in a relationship or while experiencing the breakup of a romantic relationship, and that’s okay. Sometimes you just have a particular issue, like a breakup, that deserves to be focused on.
The great thing is it’s possible to find a podcast that supports you in a wide variety of relationship stages. Try checking out The Bounce Back podcast hosted by Laura Yates for support and tools that help recover from a breakup.
Take The Next Step In Caring For Your Relationship
Whether you’re pondering couples therapy or just curious, relationship podcasts are a fun resource to learn more about relationships and sex. But they’re not a substitute for receiving care from a licensed therapist. If your relationship situation is beyond what you can manage, don’t hesitate to access support from a therapist.
A relationship therapist can provide support for everything from helping resolve intense issues causing conflict between you and your partner to help tune up communication. There doesn’t have to be anything wrong with your relationship to want to make it more fulfilling and enjoyable for both of you.