Do You Suffer From PPM Syndrome? How It Can Destroy Your Marriage!: #48 Save Your Marriage Podcast

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How to save your marriage when someone has PPM Syndrome.Do you have it?  Do you or a loved one suffer from PPM Syndrome?  This syndrome infects many people — and they don’t know they have it.  When they hear the symptoms, many people continue to believe they do not have it.

Oh, sure, somebody they know has it, they tell themselves, but “not me.”  Let me suggest that many (if not most) people have some level of infection.

Does this syndrome hold you back?  Most likely.

Does this syndrome hurt your marriage?  Most likely.  Whether you have it, or spouse has it, or both of you have it, this syndrome will damage any relationship.

But there is good news!  There is relief.  There is an antidote.

Before you get the antidote, you must diagnose the infection.

Listen to this week’s podcast and determine if you (or someone you love) has PPM Syndrome (“poor pitiful me” syndrome).  It is far more dangerous and widespread than you may think!

Let me know about your infection (and how it is affecting your marriage) in the comments area below!

Lee H. Baucom, Ph.D.

Dr. Baucom is internationally known for his methods and approaches to saving marriages. For over 25 years, Dr. Baucom has been helping people around the world to save, restore, and create the relationships they desire and deserve. He is the author of the book, How To Save Your Marriage In 3 Simple Steps, and creator of the Save The Marriage System, as well as numerous other resources.

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  • Drummer Forhire

    Hard to hear but hopefully very helpful.

  • Will Ross

    Yep, that was me. Mr Victim. Three things helped:

    1. An advanced negotiation course taught me to see problems in terms of contribution rather than blame;
    2. I discovered Warren Zevon (almost unknown in the UK) and his stonking “Poor, poor pitiful me” which takes a tale of woe and adds the miracle ingredient: gleeful self mockery
    3. My rescuer decided, after only 27 years on the job, that she’d had enough and wanted a relationship with a grown-up. Outrageous!

    Since then roles have reversed to an extent: she sees herself as the victim in the marriage and she is suffering all sorts of crippling aches and pains. And I am doing my level best to rebuild connection.

    I could use some practical ideas as to how I can give her support for her acute problems, some of which are real, whilst helping her to recognise and move out of the chronic mindset.