26: Women Who Stay In Unhappy Marriages with Anne Strauss

My guest on the podcast this week is Anne McCarthy Strauss.  Anne has been writing since she penciled The Princeton Street News, a weekly report on the lives of her Long Island, New York neighbours, at age ten. Today, she is a versatile novelist, writer, interviewer, researcher,certified relationship coach, and public relations pro who focuses on shelter, alternative healthcare, technology and women’s fiction. After majoring in Journalism at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Anne pursued a career in corporate public relations and freelance writing. She is the author of A Medical Affair (Booktrope 2013) and The Passion Thief (Booktrope 2014). Anne lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, with her husband and their two unconditionally loving Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) She appeared on HBO in the film Hard Times: Lost on Long Island (Blowback Productions, 2010). When not writing, she’s likely to be hiking, kayaking, painting, crafting, swimming, or spending time with her dogs.  What you’ll hear in this episode:
  • The inspiration behind her new book “The Thrill Is Gone”
  • Touching upon the issues of why women stay in unhappy relationships
  • How different types of fear play into unhappy relationships
  • How non-emotional fear such as finances can make women feel stuck
  • Different ways women act out through living parallel lives with their husbands
  • Ways in which some women have dealt with an unhappy marriage
  • Common points in the marriage where women become unhappy, E.G: Empty nest
  • How communication is key to a healthy marriage
  • How marriages develop a lack of compromising, increasingly fewer things in common
  • Regret about not leaving the marriage when knowing it was time
  • How the percentage of divorce rates increase with each marriage
  • How illness in older age can affect marriages
  • Reopening the lines of communication through rediscovery
  • Learning to be at peace with certain issues in a marriage
  • Not realising how heavy your burden is until you’ve left
Resources http://www.annestrauss.com   Save