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Agreeing to a Mediocre Relationship – Jayson Gaddis & Ellen Boeder – 468

October 10, 2023


Why do people get complacent in long-term relationships? Jayson and Ellen discuss a situation where a couple mutually decided to put their marriage on the back burner to avoid conflict. What are the drawbacks of using complacency as a coping mechanism? Is ignoring your relational needs in order to avoid conflict a sustainable long-term strategy? Tune in to learn how to break out of the complacency trap and get real with your partner today.


  • 2:22 – Using complacency to avoid conflict
  • 5:30 – Is being complacent okay if it reduces conflict?
  • 7:29 – The drawbacks of complacency as a conflict avoidance strategy
  • 8:37 – When relationship feels like a demand instead of a gift
  • 12:38 – Complacency doesn’t solve underlying issues
  • 17:55 – Avoidant people need relationship too
  • 20:22 – Is ignoring your emotional needs sustainable?
  • 23:04 – Standing for three



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