Meet our Guest:
Dr. Lindsay Cavanagh is a psychologist, Military Marriage Coach, and fellow military spouse. She has worked with military couples for over 15 years.
In this episode, Dr. Lindsay Cavanagh, psychologist, and military marriage expert, joins Jen to discuss the challenges that military members and their spouses face during transition periods. Dr. Cavanagh reminds us that the unknown can be uncomfortable for some and also provides advice on how to make space for the emotions of transition while also focusing on necessary tasks like renegotiating roles.
Dr. Cavanagh believes that a marriage is like a circle, and each person brings their part, indicating that changes made by one partner can lead to changes in the other partner. While some couples may be on board with both partners seeking support, one-sided support can provide the desired benefits. Dr. Cavanagh provides guidance on how to improve communication while decreasing defensiveness between partners. Marriage can be challenging, and the speaker notes that the transition strain puts pressure on a marriage, making the transition even more challenging for both partners.