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Reasons Why Your Partner May Not be Hearing You and What You Can Do About It

KUTV’s Fresh Living with Anastasia Pollock, CMHC

Feeling unheard is, at best, very unpleasant and can lead to feelings of loneliness, frustration, and anxiety. Within a relationship it can cause major discord and lead to future communication problems and escalated conflict.  Anastasia Pollock, clinical mental health counselor and clinical director at Life Stone Counseling Centers, sat down with Kari & Brooke on Fresh Living today to talk about how one can improve communication with their partner, and in turn the quality of their relationship. Watch Now!

<p><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Ffox13now.com%2F2017%2F08%2F28%2Fask-a-therapist-what-if-my-spouse-wants-me-to-diet-with-them-but-i-dont-want-to%2F&t=MjFjMGM3NjY0YWFmN2U5MTQ5ZjFmNDI1NGM4ZWIzY2MzMTgzZTM2YyxjSWREbDNvag%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165082453011%2Fask-a-therapist-what-if-my-spouse-wants-me-to&m=1"><b>Ask a Therapist: What if my spouse wants me to diet with them, but I don’t want to?</b></a></p><p>Fox 13′s The PLACE with <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anastasiapollock.com&t=YWZiZmI2YjVmYjU1Mjk3NTFhY2I1NjAxMWU4ODczZjEzOTIxYmU4OCxjSWREbDNvag%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165082453011%2Fask-a-therapist-what-if-my-spouse-wants-me-to&m=1">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p>First, I would encourage you to think about why your husband may want 
you to be on the diet with him. I am guessing it is likely because he 
may want support. It is difficult to change eating habits when there are
 tempting sugary or fatty foods in the house so it is often easier for a
 person to make lasting changes when the whole family agrees to make 
changes as well. That being said, it is not necessarily fair to ask you 
to adhere to a diet if you do not want to participate. I would suggest 
doing the following to further explore this issue with your husband. <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Ffox13now.com%2F2017%2F08%2F28%2Fask-a-therapist-what-if-my-spouse-wants-me-to-diet-with-them-but-i-dont-want-to%2F&t=MjFjMGM3NjY0YWFmN2U5MTQ5ZjFmNDI1NGM4ZWIzY2MzMTgzZTM2YyxjSWREbDNvag%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165082453011%2Fask-a-therapist-what-if-my-spouse-wants-me-to&m=1">Watch to Learn More</a></p>

Ask a Therapist: What if my spouse wants me to diet with them, but I don’t want to?

Fox 13′s The PLACE with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

First, I would encourage you to think about why your husband may want you to be on the diet with him. I am guessing it is likely because he may want support. It is difficult to change eating habits when there are tempting sugary or fatty foods in the house so it is often easier for a person to make lasting changes when the whole family agrees to make changes as well. That being said, it is not necessarily fair to ask you to adhere to a diet if you do not want to participate. I would suggest doing the following to further explore this issue with your husband. Watch to Learn More

<p><b>Pregnancy Survival Guide for Mom and Dad</b></p><p>Fox13′s The PLACE with <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anastasiapollock.com&t=NzE0YTFjZDUyOGYwNmE5ODk0MWZkNGI0MDU1YmQxNWFlOTI3ZmE2MSxvTlpXdlFyeA%3D%3D&b=t%3A36zZo-UXAcISLQHlY8YVFA&p=https%3A%2F%2Fanastasiapollock.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F162398999961%2Fpregnancy-survival-guide-for-mom-and-dad-fox13s&m=1">Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC</a></p><p>Pregnancy is an exciting time full of changes. Big changes happen with 
the expectant mom’s body, emotions, and life as she prepares for baby. 
Big changes are also happening for the expectant partner, who is often 
trying to figure out where he fits into the changes of pregnancy and 
having a new baby. Because both parents experience big changes, so does 
the relationship. Pregnancy can be a time that creates more tension in a
 relationship as both partners try to navigate through pregnancy. 
However, if partners are willing to become aware of the potential 
pitfalls and put effort into attending to each other, pregnancy can be a
 time of coming together and strengthening the relationship. Watch to learn
some steps that can help to help your relationship to survive and 
strengthen through the pregnancy process.</p>

Pregnancy Survival Guide for Mom and Dad

Fox13′s The PLACE with Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC

Pregnancy is an exciting time full of changes. Big changes happen with the expectant mom’s body, emotions, and life as she prepares for baby. Big changes are also happening for the expectant partner, who is often trying to figure out where he fits into the changes of pregnancy and having a new baby. Because both parents experience big changes, so does the relationship. Pregnancy can be a time that creates more tension in a relationship as both partners try to navigate through pregnancy. However, if partners are willing to become aware of the potential pitfalls and put effort into attending to each other, pregnancy can be a time of coming together and strengthening the relationship. Watch to learn some steps that can help to help your relationship to survive and strengthen through the pregnancy process.

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