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Have you been sheltering in place with your spouse for months like me?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought major changes to our way of life and our social activity for sure!  While you may miss seeing many of your friends, acquaintances, and co-workers, you ARE seeing your spouse more than usual during the pandemic.

For some, this togetherness has been delightful and a needed break from the rat race.  For others, it was a painful reminder of how strained the marriage relationship has been.  Wherever you fall in the continuum, today’s podcast with Dr. Gary Chapman will help you strengthen your marriage and come out of this pandemic closer as a couple.  Dr. Chapman offers help from his new book, 5 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage…When You’re Stuck at Home Together. 

On today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to adapt roles and expectations, working as a team
  • How to speak your spouse’s love language more effectively
  • Why a daily sit down and talk can be a game changer
  • How to close the distance between you and your spouse
  • When you need to call a truce (and how to do it)
  • How to avoid the distance that ultimately leads to divorce


Dr. Gary Chapman is the bestselling author of the 5 Love Languages series which has sold more than 12 millions worldwide and has been translated into 50 languages.  Dr. Chapman travels the world presenting seminars on marriage, family, and relationships.  His radio program, Building Relationships, airs on more than 400 stations.  His latest book is 5 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage…When You’re Stuck at Home Together.  

And coming this October – Dr. Chapman and I have updated our book Growing Up Social with new statistics and material to help your home in this age of tech.  The new book is re-titled Screen Kids and we’ve got a companion book too, Grandparenting Screen Kids.  Both coming in October!

Don’t know your love language?  Take the quiz

Arlene Pellicane

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