How can being adopted affect intimate long-term relationships?


What effect does being adopted have on loving relationships?

“This is a question that I had not even considered (even though we have an adopted daughter ourselves) until Tom and I met Joi Fisher-Griffin, who happens to be adopted herself,” said Staci Bartley, who along with her husband Tom hosts the weekly program Love Shack Live.

“The reality is there are approximately 5 million adult Americans alive today who have been adopted. It’s not something that is often discussed on our journey to love for a lifetime; however, it has an impact nonetheless,” she said.

Tune into Love Shack Live, Thursday, August 12th at 1 p.m. as Staci and Tom explore this topic.

Adoptees commonly struggle with:

• Feelings of loss and grief.
• Problems with developing an identity.
• Reduced self-esteem and self-confidence.
• Increased risk of substance abuse.
• Higher rates of mental health disorders, such as depression and PTSD.

“Come listen in on our conversation with Joi, as she shares her journey full of twists and turns as she married and began a family herself; along with what one can do to overcome the challenges both big small being adopted can cause. According to Joi…there is a path that leads to finding joy,” said Staci.

If you or someone you are committed to is adopted, this episode is for you. Don’t miss this opportunity for a real and raw conversation on the impact adoption has on our ability to create healthy relationships with ourselves and with our partners emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

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Tom and Staci have been teaching and mentoring individuals and couples from around the world for the past decade, on how to experience love for a lifetime. They are passionate about helping people lighten up a bit, so they can dismantle the many myths, lies, and taboos that take them nowhere good. Tom and Staci also believe the time has come to share the practical skills necessary that will empower us ALL to navigate through anything. Anything you ask? Yes, anything!
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