September 14, 2020

An Introduction to the Communicate & Connect Podcast for Military Relationships

Caucasian military couple reunited again


Have you experienced problems in a relationship? Has the military lifestyle interfered with your ability to communicate and connect in your marriage? How can you manage the stress of military life while also navigating the regular relationship problems couples face?

Military Marriage Problems are common! That is why The Communicate & Connect Podcast for Military Relationships was started. In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky shares her story and the vision for The Communicate & Connect Podcast.



  • Vision for The Communicate & Connect Podcast for Military Relationships
  • Who is Elizabeth (Liz) Polinsky?
  • What does she do?
  • Why the military?
  • Why relationships?

Loving and being loved is one of the greatest gifts to myself and a partner”

Podcast Vision: The vision of the podcast is to help couples communicate better, reconnect in their relationship, and help couples create the best relationships they can have.

​​Liz is a military spouse and grew up in a military family. She grew up in El Paso Texas and currently lives in Norfolk Virginia with her husband and their 2 dogs and cat.

“Working with a couple and family has a big impact on helping people feel whole and fulfilled in relationships”

Liz is a relationship therapist that specializes in military marriage problems. She is a licensed clinical social worker, mental health therapist, and a military marriage counselor. At the time of this episode, she is also a Ph.D. Student in marriage and family therapy. ​

“I’ve failed a lot at relationships before I was able to change the patterns in my relationships”

Prior to moving to Virginia, she worked at the Veterans Affairs Clinic in Pensacola FL. Having grown up in a military family and being a military spouse has motivated her to specialize in working with military members, veterans, and their families. She loves working with active duty military members and their families in order to prevent and heal marriage problems. ​

“Being in a relationship is hard enough, and adding on military life adds a lot of unique challenges”

Before getting married, she had many painful relationships in the past, including losing 2 finance’s, which motivated her to learn as much about relationships as she could. She decided to switch from individual therapy to couple therapy because of the impact couples therapy can have on helping families and not just individuals. ​

“Oftentimes we just need to get out of our own way to have the fulfilling relationships we want. This podcast is all about getting out of our own way using the science of love relationships.”

Liz’s Useful Links:

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    About Author

    Elizabeth Polinsky is a Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist (EFT) providing EFT marriage counseling in the states of Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, and Nevada. She also provides EFT training and supervision to therapists looking to become certified in EFT Couple Therapy. As a military spouse, she has a special passion for working with military and veteran couples, and is also the host of The Communicate & Connect Podcast for Military Relationships.


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