Loneliness is hard no matter when or where it happens. This episode, sponsored by Audible.com, gives ten ways to combat or confront apathy and loneliness in your relationship or marriage. Feeling lonely in a relationship can also be devastating, as your lives are lived side by side but there’s little to no real connection. You’re living parallel lives. And the consequent apathy can be just as destructive as anger or even aggressiveness, simply due to the fact that you or your spouse don’t care enough anymore to fight for the health or the intimacy of the relationship. How do relationships get there and how can you get out? Here are some answers.

Audible.com has a free trial offer for you as well! Get a free one-month subscription as well as a free book by clicking here! 

The listener email today is from someone who wants to begin therapy, but doesn’t know how to begin looking and is afraid of people believing that she’s more emotionally disturbed than she actually is.

If you have enjoyed a wonderful partner in your relationship, you might want to thank them in a small way. Click here for “Marriage Is Not For Chickens,” a gift book by Dr. Margaret!

You can hear more about relationships and many other topics by listening to Dr. Margaret’s new podcast, SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford. Subscribe to this website and receive her weekly blog posts and podcasts!