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Stop Overthinking Your Relationship with Alicia Munoz
October 7, 2022
Do you tend to overthink things? Maybe your mind gets focused on something and you have a really tough time letting it go. That might be especially true in your relationship and with things that your partner does. Have you ever wondered what you could do to stop that? Your partner has probably said they want you to stop thinking about it and talking about it all the time. Is it bad to overthink things? Should you just forget about things? On this show, my guest will delve into this topic with me and we’ll discuss overthinking and share some great information to help you improve this situation and its impact on YOU and YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Premiere Thursday, October 6th, 2022 at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT

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Questions and Topics We Discuss –

Some of the negative impacts of overthinking on relationships

How overthinking contributes to fights

What’s the most important thing someone can do to have a better relationship?

Why is overthinking such a big problem in relationships?

What are steps people can take to stop overthinking?

You talk about rumination cycles in your book–what are they?

Do all of us do all of the cycles (doubt, control, worry, blame and self-pity). Or do we only do some of them?

What do you mean when you write about how important it is to learn to “just be” with things that are painful instead of overthinking?

Isn’t it natural to want to avoid or escape things that are painful?

Are there any advantages to working on yourself before getting involved in a relationship?

What are the advantages to working on yourself inside of a relationship?

What’s the difference between mindfulness and overthinking?

How do you know you’ve successfully “stopped overthinking your relationship”?

Do you have any tips on establishing health boundaries with a partner?

Alicia Muñoz, LPC, is a certified couples therapist, and author of four relationship books, including Stop Overthinking Your Relationship: Break the Cycle of Anxious Rumination to Nourish Love, Trust, and Connection With Your Partner (New Harbinger Publications, 2022). Over the past sixteen years, she has provided individual, group, and couples therapy in clinical settings, including Bellevue Hospital in New York, NY. Muñoz currently works as a Senior Writer and Editor at Psychotherapy Networker and as a couples therapist in private practice. She connects with her readers and followers through monthly blogs, newsletters, and podcasts as well as through Instagram at @aliciamunozcouples, and Facebook and Twitter at @aliciamunozlpc. Muñoz is a member of the Washington School of Psychiatry, the American Psychological Association, and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Imago and Relationship Therapists. You can learn more about her at

Stop Overthinking Your Relationship: Break the Cycle of Anxious Rumination to Nourish Love, Trust, and Connection With Your Partner

About Stop Overthinking Your Relationship

It’s time to stop overthinking your relationship! The four-step approach in this book will help you move beyond excessive rumination, so you can rediscover joy, ease, and meaningful connection with your partner.

Rumination—obsessive thinking about an idea, situation, or choice that can interfere with normal life—is a common and destructive issue that can negatively impact romantic relationships, whether you’re just starting out or have been in a committed relationship for years. If you overthink your relationship and get stuck in cycles of anxiety, blame, or doubt, your negative thinking and judgments about your partner may be unfounded, unwanted, and may even threaten to tear apart an otherwise healthy relationship. You may feel anxious, worried, hopeless, and frustrated, but even if you know your overthinking is a problem, it can be seriously hard to stop.

In Stop Overthinking Your Relationship, certified couples therapist Alicia Muñoz draws from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness to offer an effective, four-step approach to reduce rumination and change negative thinking patterns. By understanding both your own unique attachment style—as well as your partner’s—you’ll learn how to communicate more effectively, meet each other’s needs, and focus on what really matters in your relationship.

Using the SLOW approach, you’ll learn how to:

This powerful blend of evidence-based psychology and practical guidance will help you overcome the unwanted thoughts and ruminations that get in the way of trust and authenticity in your relationship. The book also includes individual and shared exercises, so you can “choose your own adventure” by working with the techniques alone, with your partner, or using a combination of both.

By practicing the exercises in this user-friendly book, you’ll learn how to stop overthinking your relationship and discover a newfound sense of security, confidence, and wholeness—both as an individual and as part of a couple.