5 Simple But Remarkable Ideas To Empower Your Relationship

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By Holli Rovenger | Social

Jun 05

Empower Your Relationships Now with Dr. Karen Sherman ~

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While listening to Dr. Karen speak, remember that marriage is not the only relationship that takes a possible place in our lives.  Family, friends, co-workers, etc. all make up different social relationships that we are part of, and should continually work on if we want them to last in a healthy way.

Meet  Dr. Karen Sherman…

Dr. Karen Sherman is a NY licensed psychologist. She’s had a private practice for over 25 years specializing in relationships. Karen’s work very much reflects the knowledge she’s gained from her own personal experiences.  From these experiences, Karen brings not only a very keen awareness of others but a genuine authenticity to all of her work. There are two main areas in which she puts her energy: relationships/marriage and in assisting people achieve their greatest potential.

Her first book, Marriage Magic! Find It, Keep It, Make It Last allows couples to revitalize their marriage. Karen strongly believes that most marriages can be salvaged and thrive if the partners give it attention.  Mindfulness and The Art of Choice: Transform Your Life is an award winning book that focuses on enabling people to let go of their wired-in automatic responses from their past to live a life of their choosing.

Karen hosts her own radio show, Your Empowered Relationship on sextalknetwork.   Additionally, she writes as an expert for YourTango.com and podcasts regularly for HitchedMag.com.

She offers workshops, teleseminars, and does speaking engagements on these topics. Karen is a frequent guest on inter/national radio, and her expert opinion has appeared in numerous publications (Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Men’s Health, Albany Gazette, Woman’s World, L.I. Newsday, Sly, Self, The Bridal Book, Crain’s NY), and she’s appeared on television.

She also serves on the faculty of an undergraduate department in psychology at a local university.

Her memberships include American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, Nassau County Psychological Association. She’s certified as a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and a National Family Life Educator and belongs to The National Registry for Marriage Friendly Therapists.

She and her husband have enjoyed over 35 years of marriage and have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandkids. In her spare time, Karen enjoys reading, traveling, and cooking.

Education: Ph.D.
Professional Experience/Background:
Psychologist
Professor

Connect with her:     Dr. Karen Sherman

Skype handle:  karen.shermanny

Websites: www.DrKarenSherman.com

Facebook:  Karen (Hayes) Sherman
Facebook Fan Page: Your Empowered Relationship

LinkedIn:  Dr. Karen Sherman

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Empower Your Relationships

 NEW RULE:  The Big Idea/ Strategy to help with this new world we live in:

Prioritize your relationship!

Why it’s important:  Benefits both personally and professionally:

When you do so, the relationship will not only survive, but thrive! A good relationship at home will benefit your work achievement as well. And then, the positive work situation will benefit home life.

How to accomplish the above:

Do the little things you did at the beginning of the relationship:

Show appreciation, ask questions … and listen to the answers.  Lots of things to let your partner know that s/he matters.

Favorite Quote:

When there are problems, I hope you dance.

What do you do to stay motivated or the secret for your motivation:

My background and wanting things to be better for others.

 

Golden Nuggets:

  • The little things you do make the biggest difference – ie. smile at your loved one
  • Action Reaction™   by Dr. Karen
  • Stay in contact with your relationships. This says – I’m thinking about you ~ you matter to me
  • Be present “mentally” for at least 10 – 15 minutes (1-2 X per week) with your partner ~ really listen
  • Our brains our wired for connection with others and we want to feel like we matter
  • When you take someone for granted you are telling them that “you don’t matter that much to me”
  • 80% of divorce can be attributed to disconnection with each other – there is so much interference  in the world
  • Keep NOVELTY in your relationships
  • Treat your wife like a Queen, if not someone else will
  • If you put your relationship on a  back burner for too long, you won’t have one to come back to

 

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About the Author

My mission is to Educate, Empower and Elevate Savvy Women to step into their full potential and passion for health, wealth and happiness. I am a dietitian by trade but an entrepreneur in my heart, as well as a best-selling author and speaker who values authenticity, honesty and ethics while taking my message to the world and helping others shift from dependence to independence in all areas of their lives. I see my connections and relationships with others as a way to encourage, energize, and empower them to live up to their full potential.