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Dec 27, 2022

Do you find yourself constantly overreacting to your partner’s words and actions, or do you often overthink simple things and always assume the worst?

Everyone faces challenges and struggles in life, and it's natural to feel overwhelmed or uncertain at times, but it's important to remember that there are ways to reduce overthinking so you can be your best self and enjoy life.

In this episode, Alicia Munoz discusses the five rumination cycles that destroy relationships and four simple ways to break these cycles.

Alicia Muñoz, LPC, is a certified couples therapist, and author of four books, most recently "Stop Overthinking Your Relationship: Break the Cycle of Anxious Rumination to Nourish Love, Trust, and Connection With Your Partner" (New Harbinger Publications, 2022). Muñoz currently works as a Senior Writer at Psychotherapy Networker and as a couples therapist in private practice.

Check out the transcript of this episode on Dr. Jessica Higgin's website.

In this episode

3:17 How overthinking obstructs connection and relationships.

13:56 What rumination in relationships looks like.

18:08 The five rumination cycles.

27:41 How attachment styles influence rumination.

31:16 Four simple ways to reduce the amount of overthinking.

41:22 The significance of having direct contact with oneself.

47:25 How to break the cycle of anxious rumination in your relationship.


Stop Overthinking Your Relationship: Break the Cycle of Anxious Rumination to Nurture Love, Trust, and Connection with Your Partner (*Amazon Affiliate link) (book)

The 7 Hidden Relationship-Wreckers (free mini course)

Shifting Criticism For Connected Communication

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