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The why behind law enforcement relationship problems (and how to fix them)

A licensed therapist and LEO wife shares key tips for how cops can maintain family relationships

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Relationships are difficult to maintain in the best of times. Add the stress of current times, including the economy and the pandemic, and you have a recipe for stressed-out relationships. And if one or both partners are in law enforcement presents a whole array of additional issues.

Do law enforcement couples have a higher rate of divorce than the general public? Are there tried and true ways of making relationships work even in these high-stress times? Today’s guest on Policing Matters may have some answers. Cyndi Doyle is the wife of a law enforcement officer and a licensed therapist who focuses on marriage and relationships. She is also the author of Hold the Line: The Essential Guide to Protecting Your Law Enforcement Relationship and hosts the podcast Code4couples.


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