068: How To Conquer Addiction and Shame in Marriage

Podcast Guest: Tyler Patrick
How to Conquer Addiction and Shame in Marriage

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In this Episode

Tyler joins Dr. Dave Schramm to talk about the challenges of addiction and shame in marriage and the skill set required to overcome addictions with a stronger marriage connection.


0:00 – Introduction: Who is Tyler Patrick?
2:43 – Path to Marriage and Family Therapy
7:08 – Addiction and connection
11:42 – The importance of humility and honesty
14:40 – Four ways to overcome betrayal
17:59 – Mindfulness
18:53 – Recovery team
21:16 – Four tips to recovery
23:34 – Connected lifestyle
25:39 – Therapy Bros
28:16 – What is the key to a stronger marriage connection? 29:19 – Takeaways

Insights and Invites


"I'm going to pursue a life where I understand what's going on in my mind and my heart, and then choosing to live from that sort of centered, sort of gut place. And then that allows me to live my life on, you know, on life's terms, if I'm having a bad moment, I can trust that I have the tools to do that. I can trust that I'm human.” - Tyler Patrick

“When you have two people who know who they are and can be vulnerable with one another, and they choose to be with one another. That's where the deepest levels of connection happen.” - Tyler Patrick

“If you're sitting there listening to this feeling like it's hopeless or it's dark, it's not, your story is not finished. It's just begun and you're sitting on a goldmine if you're willing to do the work.” - Tyler Patrick


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About Tyler Patrick:

Tyler is a Marriage and Family Therapist has dedicated his career to mastering and understanding of recovery from sexual addiction and betrayal trauma. He has come to believe that the men and women who embrace and live the principles of recovery do far more than get their lives back. They become the best kinds of husbands and wives, fathers and mothers. He has been married for over 20 years to an incredible woman and as a father to four amazing daughters. His hobbies away from work include supporting his children's interests, fly fishing, backpacking, and training River, his German Shorthaired Pointer.

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