#10- Mental Illness in Marriage

Jaimee Smart (from episodes 7 and 8 on grief) returns to discuss mental health with Grace Jensen. Jaimee discovered through experience that once one partner comes into a marriage with mental illness, the illness becomes a part of both partners’ stories. Open, non-judgemental communication is key to helping the ill partner. You may be able to create game plans together to combat the mental illness that one spouse on their own wouldn’t have been able…

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#2-Marriage After Sexual Abuse

With marriage comes physical intimacy, but when a spouse is dealing with the repercussions of sexual abuse, this can bring up triggers and difficulties. In this episode, Grace Jensen and Kelbie Sorensen (@kelbiebeesleysorensen) discuss past sexual abuse, how to find coping mechanisms, and how spouses can support each other in getting better. Kelbie shares her story of healing from the trauma of sexual abuse through a life changing retreat, therapy, and the practices of awareness…

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