Episode 71

Published on:

23rd Nov 2020

How COVID-19 is Affecting Our Relationships and How to Manage It Right with David Stewart

COVID-19 bared its fangs not only on our economy but also on our relationships. 

Dealing with our usual routines is already a handful for some and with COVID-19 added into the mix, it should come as no surprise when couples and families are struggling with keeping their relationships together. Dealing with it can make or break a relationship.

With many of us stuck inside our homes, managing stress can be quite a challenge. There are no distractions to help us cope with our problems. 

How can we manage our relationships and stress so we don’t end up creating decisions we’ll regret later on?

Join me in this special episode as Dr. David Stewart returns to talk about the status of couples and kids during this COVID-19 pandemic with me and my lovely wife, Maricela. 

Dave Stewart of Stewart Family Coaching is a psychotherapist and a life coach who’s on a mission to help you discover new life by identifying and replacing habitual thoughts and behaviors that keep you from living a happy life.

We’ll be digging deep on what’s keeping and breaking families and relationships together!


>> How COVID-19 is impacting families, kids, and relationships 

>> Why is divorce rates are spiking up during COVID-19 lockdown

>> Adapting the ‘Transforming Mindset’

>> Why it’s important for people and families to go through the process of mindset transformation

>> Challenges in a marriage and why maturity is a big thing

>> The 3 filters to our reality

>> Recognizing that your filter is different from your partner’s filter

>> What is maturity in relation to marriage?

>> Taking your responsibility as a parent seriously

>> Training your kid’s egocentricity

>> The problem with lack of accountability and structure

>> Why your marriage is the most important relationship in the family

>> Discipline is not synonymous to punishment

>> Dave’s advice for couples and families to help them cope with this difficult time

>> Divorce ain’t the answer and it should never be the first option

>> Learn to seek help when you need to

Resources mentioned from this episode:

>> David’s Social Media:



>> Stewart Family Counseling

If you loved this episode, you have to listen to these episodes as well:

>> Winning in Finance, Health, Marriage & Life

>> Making The Most of Money Talks With Your Spouse

>> Compass vs. Map: How to Navigate When Life Gets Off-Course


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Minority Money
Changing the Complexion of Wealth
The Minority Money Podcast is about finance, family, fitness/health, and education and how all of these things affect your overall wealth.

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Emlen Miles-Mattingly

Emlen Miles-Mattingly is the CEO and founder of Gen Next Wealth. He spends much of his waking day striving to bring more value to the table for his clients, with the goal of helping them align their money with their values. Ultimately working with clients to make a lifetime of smart decisions with their resources.
With nearly 19 years of experience in the financial services industry, he decided to leave the large corporations and start his own independent firm. It is his passion to keep the client's best interest in mind when making recommendations. Everyday Emlen wakes up knowing he has an opportunity to learn something new and is excited to share what he has discovered with people in need of it. He has a bachelor’s in business administration and is currently enrolled in coursework to obtain the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER designation.
Emlen was born and raised in the small town of Madera, CA this is also where the firm is located. He is married to Maricela and they have 4 children Jada, Mia, Emlen II, and Ecella. We have a very active life, we enjoy working out, hiking, craft beer and escaping to the coast whenever possible.