How to Handle Your Runaway Wife

I give a lot of advice that seems to make no damn sense.

Guys are usually raring to do something…anything… when their wife starts acting a little squirrelly and wanting some space and independence.

And when it comes to a certain question, I always get resistance until the client actually implements the advice.

What’s the question?

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How in the world can I get her back if I don’t talk to her?!?!

The problem is always the same.

He wants MUCH more than just to “talk to her”.

He wants to know every single thought she has. He wants an explanation for every little reaction. He wants clear and specific instructions on exactly what he needs to do NOW in order to get things back in order.

Not tomorrow. Right now, dammit.

Counter-Intuitive Coaching

My immediate advice is to breathe – very deeply – about 10 times.

The next 5 steps are:
1. Release the drag and let some line out. (immediately stop the fight)
2. Listen more than you talk…even if she isn’t talking.
3. Stop seeing her as a horrible, disloyal person who wants to hurt you. See deeper into her fear and anger – it’s not all about you.
4. Find a high quality friend/mentor you can confide in now and spend some time with.
5. Stay present, available, responsive and engaged. Don’t run off angry or make any rash decisions.

It’s SO tempting to want to FIX this now. You want information. You want feedback. You want to fix the KNOT in your stomach trying to tell you that you just might die.

Here’s the truth. You’re not going to die.

In fact, if you can just settle down long enough to get your head on straight, you’ll realize that you’re going to be just fine.

This is the perfect time to learn how a man handles these tests in life.

I talk about it more in this video.

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Steve Horsmon Certified Professional Men’s Coach
Steve Horsmon is a Certified Professional Life Coach and owner of Goodguys2Greatmen Relationship Coaching in Livermore, Colorado. He has appeared on many television, radio, youtube, and podcast channels discussing the coaching and psychology factors relating to maintaining healthy relationships. Steve provides personal, practical, action oriented coaching services for men through 1-on-1 coaching, private retreats, group coaching and workshops designed to give men new knowledge, skills and the right mindset to achieve their relationship goals. He is a committed, lifelong mentor for men who teaches his clients how to discover their masculine strength so they can confidently take the actions required to create the life and relationships that they really want. With over 10 years experience he has created thousands of videos and articles for well known relationship websites such as The Good Men Project, Medium and the Gottman Institute.
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