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Look... every couple struggles. You fight too much; you're bored; sex is either okay (or rare); maybe you're even considering divorce. OR... maybe your marriage is actually pretty good, but you want to go deeper. In this podcast, straight-talking marriage therapists Zach Brittle and Laura Heck tackle the most common complaints virtually every marriage experience. Along the way, they reveal the science behind strong relationships and talk about what's really going on for couples. Topics include conflict, communication, compatibility, money, sex, in-laws, infidelity, time-management, future dreams, and more. If you want relief? A deeper connection? A new way forward...? Then you've got to find out what's REALLY going on in your marriage. That's what this podcast is about. You can learn more about Zach and Laura, and their alternatives to traditional therapy at marriagetherapyradio.com.

Episode Date
Ep 228 Men Stepping Up in Community with Larry Hagner
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Zach and Laura welcome Larry Hagner, founder of The Dad Edge. They discuss how men can support each other to be better husbands, fathers, and leaders.  Sponsor: Visit https://www.dameproducts.com/ and enter code MTR for 15% off products for pleasure, intimacy, and connection. Visit https://Manscaped.com and get 20% off + Free Shipping with code MTR20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
Ep 227 Rock Paper Scissors
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Zach and Laura call out some listeners who have responded recently. Laura is headed on ANOTHER vacation and has to coordinate kid care.  This leads them to discuss what to do when you and your partner want different things. What is the best way to navigate that difference without turning it into a conflict.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
Ep 226 Shawn and Andrew join Zach and Laura to discuss couple things
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Zach and Laura welcome Shawn and Andrew from Couple Things Podcast https://www.couplethingspod.com to discuss conflict, repair, sex, and clothes.  It is a very fun, free-flowing conversation with a ton of insights for our most important relationships.  Sponsor:  Visit https://hiyahealth.com/MTR for 50% off your first order of pediatrician-approved superpowered chewable vitamins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
Ep 225 Mailbag
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Zach shares his reaction to a dog jumping on his lap. Laura's son has a riddle for us all. Zach was a bit troubled totally disconnecting from work while on vacation.  They go on to field some listener questions.  Sponsors: Go to https://greenchef.com/mtr135 and use code mtr135 to get $135 off across five boxes—and your first box ships free! Visit https://www.dameproducts.com/ and enter code MTR for 15% off products for pleasure, intimacy, and connection. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
Ep 224 Keys to Communication
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Zach is headed to the Jersey Shore. Laura is off on yet another vacation and learning to swim.  They go on to discuss the keys to good communication.  Sponsors: Visit https://hiyahealth.com/MTR for 50% off your first order of pediatrician-approved superpowered chewable vitamins. Visit https://meetfabric.com/mtr to apply for life insurance in 10 minutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
Ep 223 Men Stepping Up with Beth Wylie
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Laura is flying solo as Zach is away for the holiday. Laura welcomes Beth Wylie for her second visit to the podcast to discuss the need for men to step up and put in the work in their relationships. Check out Beth's new course: Love over Logistics https://www.bethwylietherapy.com/love-over-logistics Sponsor: Manscaped.com and get 20% off + Free Shipping with code MTR20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2022
Ep 222 Your Conflict Roadmap
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Zach and Laura spend a couple of minutes talking about me, their producer. They discuss how weird it is when folks they know listen to the podcast.  They go on to talk about how to be more connected after conflict by understanding your conflict map.  Sponsors: Visit https://www.dameproducts.com/ and enter code MTR for 15% off products for pleasure, intimacy, and connection. Visit hiyahealth.com/MTR for 50% off your first order of pediatrician-approved superpowered chewable vitamins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2022
Ep 221 Small Wins
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Zach is feeling a bit out of breath post-workout. Laura apparently has bigger shoulders than expected. She tells the story of when she bought her really hot bike.  They reflect on their interview with Terry Real from episode 219 and go on to discuss the importance of small wins in your relationship to set yourselves up for the bigger work.  Sponsor: https://meetfabric.com/mtr to apply for life insurance in 10 minutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2022
Ep 220 How to Be Married (to Melissa) with Dustin Nickerson
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Zach sits down for an interview with Dustin and Melissa Nickerson to discuss comedy, parenting, and marriage. Be sure to grab Dustin's latest book, How to Be Married (to Melissa), and catch him on his upcoming tour. Sponsor: Visit hiyahealth.com/MTR for 50% off your first order of pediatrician-approved superpowered chewable vitamins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
Ep 219 Terry Real
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Zach and Laura chat with Terry Real about his life's work and new book US: Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship. There are many great takeaways that can transform the way you relate with your partner. Sponsor: https://meetfabric.com/mtr to apply for life insurance in 10 minutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2022
Ep 218 Rules of a Changing Game
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Laura is juicing it up and packing up her van for a foreign trip. Zach is getting fired.  They discuss the importance of having a shared set of rules and boundaries in your relationship and how those rules have to change as the relationship changes.  Sponsor: Manscaped.com and get 20% off + Free Shipping with code MTR20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2022
Ep 217 Commitment to Health
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Zach and Laura on the health choices they are making for themselves which leads to a reflection from Zach on how partners can join and encourage one another on a health journey.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2022
Ep 216 Laura is the Best Partner Ever!
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Zach and Laura debrief a recent conflict and how each of them handled it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2022
Ep 215 Anxiously Attached with Jessica Baum
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Zach and Laura sit down with psychotherapist and author Jessica Baum. They discuss her journey to becoming a mental health counselor and her new book Anxiously Attached. It's a valuable discussion for both therapists and anyone in relationships.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2022
Ep 214 A Thousand Papercuts
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Both Zach and Laura have been diving into some new books. Zach drops a dad joke.   They go on to discuss the small breaches of trust that destroy relationships and what you can do about it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2022
Ep 213 Partnering in Life and Money
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Zach is flying solo this week. He sits down with Dan & Kay Ockey, Co-Founders of Centsei. They share what it took for them to get on the same financial page early in their marriage and what lead them to develop Centsei.  Learn more about Centsei at https://www.centseifinance.com/mtr/ and if you sign up MTR gets a little kickback. It's a win-win.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
Ep 212 Sexpectations
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Laura is upping her mindfulness game. Zach is seeing how different clients draw out different aspects of himself which leads to a great conversation about which roles they each like playing as therapists. Laura fields a listener question regarding sex drives and frequency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
Ep 211 Better Conversations
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Laura is not looking forward to meeting and greeting. Zach shows off his auctioneering skills.  They go on to discuss some great tactics to get to better conversations in your relationship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
Ep 210 What You Want
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Laura fell down the stairs and hurt her foot. Zach doesn't want to talk about Will Smith. Or does he.   Laura says "yes" to her husband but then immediately regrets it ,so she asks him for what she wants and needs. It leads to a great conversation about how to partner in what you each need.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
Ep 209 The Empty Nest / Mid-Life Episode
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Laura is feeling a bit homesick for a place that is no longer her home because she longs to relax into the feeling of being known. Zach recounts, word for word, exactly how he would become best friends with Richard Sherman.    They go on to discuss the important and often difficult transition of mid-life and the empty nest.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
Ep 208 Solvable Problems
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Laura finished up some sex school so it hitting the road again. Zach cut off all his hair to look less like the father of his youth.    They go on to discuss the importance of finding solutions to the solvable problems in your relationship.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
Ep 207 The Art of Relationships with Austin Kleon
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Zach and Laura sit down with writer, artist, and speaker, Austin Kleon. They discuss the intersection of art and relationship.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Ep 206 State of the Union
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Zach goes on a rant about Instagram that leads to some solid marriage advice. Laura is saying yes to some of her husband's dreams. They talk about the importance of having intentional conversations about the state of your union.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
Ep 205 Start with the End in Mind
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Zach and Laura each return from vacations in Mexico with their families. They discuss their different approaches to these vacations and how knowing what you want on the outset helps set the stage for achieving what you desire.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
Ep 204 Marriage Helper with Kimberly Beam Holmes
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Zach and Laura interview Kimberly Beam Holmes, CEO of Marriage Helper.    Find all the resources she mentioned at marriagehelper.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2022
Ep 203 Mail Bag
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Laura's pretty tired. Zach is tired of his daughter. They open up the mailbag to answer some listener questions. Zach would love your feedback on these quick 3 questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
Ep 202 The Divine Tedium of Marriage | with Heather Havrilesky
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Zach and Laura have a wonderful conversation with Heather Havrilesky about her new book, Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2022
Ep 201 February is the new January
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Zach shows off his singing voice. Laura is relinquishing control as she plans a family getaway.  They go on to discuss a number of ways to reframe your approach and reaction to your partner for greater intimacy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
Ep 200 Polyvagal Theory & Getting to 200
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Laura is hoping to learn to swim this year. Zach brings back his dad jokes.  Laura brings the topic of Polyvaga Theory as a way to identify how we feel in a moment, giving us another tool to improve the way we relate to our partner.  Help us celebrate 200 episodes by giving us a rating and review on your podcasting app of choice. Also, please share us with a friend to spread the love.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
Ep 199 Reconnecting with Steve & Lisa Call
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Zach and Laura connect with Zach's first clinical supervisor and his wife, Steve & Lisa Call. They discuss the Call's unique approach to inviting couples into a reconnected intimacy through the means of their individual stories.  You can learn more about the Calls and their work at https://www.thereconnectinstitute.com/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2022
Ep 198 Consent
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Zach's hair is apparently looking good. Laura shows her lack of knowledge of the Marvel Universe. Zach is getting into meditation. They both share some insights they have recently received from clients.  They go on to discuss consent, but probably not in the way you are thinking.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
Ep 197 New Year's Values and Practices
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Laura had a hard Christmas. Zach is leaning into virtual reality. They discuss the fun new games they have been playing lately.    Zach shares how dying repeatedly in his new VR game has taught him some valuable tools for how to engage in conflict and relational failure. He and Laura then share some New Year practices and values. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
Ep 196 Asexuality with Anthony Bogaert
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In this final episode of 2021 Laura interviews leading researcher in asexuality Anthony Bogaert, Ph.D.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2021
Ep 195 5ish Ways to Ruin Your Holidays
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Laura has been looking back at what a good last few months she has had. Zach has whittled down his social media list to two.    They discuss 5ish ways you can ruin your holidays. There are some great cautionary tales as well as some insight into how to prepare and be proactive in your relationship around the holidays.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
Ep 194 Marriage and Parenting with Stephen James
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Laura is out with a migraine so Zach flies solo to interview his long-time friend Stephen James. Stephen shares some great nuggets of wisdom on both marriage and parenting.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
Ep 193 Attribution
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Both back from separate trips to Disneyland, Laura is getting ready for her 75 Hard challenge. Zach is pacing it with a 45 Medium.    They discuss the transformative power we all possess to reframe our conversations by attributing positive motivations to our partner's words and actions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
Ep 192 Age and Power Differences
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Prompted from Taylor Swift's latest single (and Laura's love for Jake Gyllenhaal), Zach brings the topic of age differences in romantic relationships. It leads to a great conversation about power and influence.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
Ep 191 Spreading Hope and Giving Love with Craig Smith.
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Zach and Laura welcome Craig Smith to discuss the hope that can come from clarifying your values and taking action to love yourself and others more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
Ep 190 Journey Beyond Divorce with Karen McMahon
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Zach and Laura jump right into an interview with Karen McMahon from Journey Beyond Divorce, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
Ep 189 Emotional Banking
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After some discussion of Zach's morning routine, Laura brings up a struggle she is seeing in some couples: one or both of them not contributing to the emotional bank account.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
Ep 188 Relational Life Therapy with Shane Birkel.
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Zach and Laura get a chance to discuss different couple therapy models with Shane Birkel of The Couple Therapist Couch podcast.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
Ep 187 Simple Pleasures
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Zach is fretting about the sizes of circles. Laura is sniffing strangers in parks. This leads to a great discussion and exercise about finding simple pleasures in life and allowing those to ground you. They also circle back to a previous episode where they hashed out some conflict.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
Ep 186 Being on the Same Team with Kristine Lilly
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Zach talks with Kristine Lilly, a USWNT legend, about what it means to be part of a team and also how to balance work and play both on the field and in a relationship. They also discuss the universal truth of how it really is the little things that ultimately yield big results.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
Ep 185 Zach & Laura Hash it Out
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Laura brings a grievance she has with Zach to work it out in real-time. The tension is real and leads to a genuine conversation that displays both skill and care in resolving the conflict.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
Ep 184 You Go, Girl
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Zach and Laura wish their very first listener a happy birthday. Laura is getting her wardrobe together.    They go on to discuss the trend Laura is seeing in her practice of women facing identity crisis with boldness and strength.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
Ep 183 Building Trust
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Laura is taking into a shoe on an uncomfortably long girl's weekend while looking for age-appropriate clothes. Zach is using all his human resources.  They go on to discuss the 5 pillars of building trust in your relationship.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
Ep 182 Working Through Conflict | with Jayson Gaddis
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Zach and Laura interview Jayson Gaddis, founder of The Relationship School and author of Getting to Zero: How to Work Through Conflict in Your High-Stakes Relationships. The conversation provides some new frameworks to think about the way you approach conflict in your relationship.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
Ep 181 Advance Skydiving Skills
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Zach's wife is a little concerned that his brain doesn't work. He and Laura extend the skydiving conflict metaphor from episode 2 with some helpful insight into achieving intimacy.    Join them live Oct 23-24 for The Gottman Institute's Art and Science of Love. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
Ep 180 Strong-Willed Tiny Humans | with Danielle Bettmann
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Zach and Laura are recording from the same house, but different rooms as they interview Danielle Bettmann. Danielle is a parenting coach for those of us with "strong-willed small humans". She shares how she got into her work and some wonderful resources for anyone doing the difficult and important work of parenting. You can find Danielle at Parenting Wholeheartedly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
Ep 179 Types of Couples
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Laura is figuring out carpooling. Zach is taking a break from exercise.  They discuss the different types of couples that come to therapy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
Ep 178 A.R.E. you there for your partner?
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Laura helps Zach reminisce about his favorite bar that closed down a few years ago. Laura is thrilled about her sex ed.  Laura brings the topic of Emotionally Focused Therapy to discuss if you ARE there for your partner.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
Ep 177 Agreements
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Zach is seeing his social media from a whole new perspective. Laura completed an epic backpacking trip.    They go on to discuss the importance of shared agreements in your marriage.      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
Ep 176 Mailbag
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After kicking it off with a couple of dad jokes, Zach and Laura get right into some questions from listeners.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
Ep175 David Wilcox
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Zach and Laura have a wonderful interview with singer/songwriter David Wilcox. He shares what he has learned about life, love, and marriage through his journey of self-discovery and artistry.  This is a different format from the usual MTR episode, and well worth a listen.  Find Zach's wife's curated David Wilcox playlist on the MTR Instagram   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
Ep 174 A Shared Story
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Zach vows not to get Laura anything for her birthday, but he might end up getting her a chessboard. Operation "Blue Check" continues in earnest. To help out, be sure to follow @marriagetherapyradio   They discuss how to handle conflict when you can't agree on what the story even is.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
Ep 173 This Workshop Won't Work
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Zach is moving his schedule around so he can be at his kid's soccer games. Laura is gearing up for her triathlon. They discuss the need for couples to do the work when seeking help for their relationship. They talk about the Art & Science of Love, a workshop based on over 40 years of research from The Gottman Institute. Zach and Laura will be the instructors for the October event.  To register go to https://www.gottman.com/mtr. Don't forget to use the discount code mentioned in the episode.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Ep 172 Context > Content
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Laura is jumping into her local fitness scene with both feet and possibly into sex therapy with both hands. Zach is exercising his social media skills. They go on to discuss the impact of words; what is said, how it's said, and how it's heard, on your relationship.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
Ep 171 Attraction to Coworker
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Project "Blue Checkmark" is well underway. Laura just got back from a camping trip and Zach is thinking about watching a Netflix show that is sweeping the nation. They go on to discuss a listener question regarding their attraction to a coworker.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2021
Ep 170 Trust the Process
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Laura is back in school. Zach is learning about how social media works. They discuss the process of therapy and the importance of being the author of your own story.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
Ep 169 How to Not Die Alone | with Logan Ury
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Zach and Laura welcome Logan Ury to the podcast (for the second time, kind of) to share her data driven insights into finding, growing, and keeping love. You will also get to hear what kind of museum she would open.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
Ep 168 Repair vs. Perfection
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Zach is in sync with Chicago while in Charlotte. Laura is losing sleep thinking about her clients. In his jetlagged state, Zach shares how a mistake in a text message led to a great insight about repairing a rupture in your relationship.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
Ep 167 Life Themes
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Zach and Laura saw each other in person after nearly 2 years and it was less eventful than you would think. Laura shares some thoughts on a book about life themes.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
Ep 166 "Pride & Prejudice" with Candice Czubernat
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Zach and Laura talk with Candice Czbubernat about topics and issues relevant to LGBTQ relationships. It's a wide-ranging interview with more than a few surprises. Also, Zach doesn't throw rocks. Learn more about Candice at thechristiancloset.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
Ep 165 The Magic Relationship Ratio
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Zach is feeling really good about some stuff in life. Laura is reminded about how the good things in life fill our account, which leads to their discussion of the Gottman Magic Relationship Ratio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2021
Ep 164 The Empowered Wife - With Laura Doyle
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After confirming that they would survive the interview, Zach and Laura learn about Laura Doyle and her book, The Empowered Wife.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2021
Ep 163 Finding Life Balance
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Laura is needing some self-care. Zach doesn't want any more friends. They discuss a listener question about life balance and also discuss some current client concerns.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2021
Ep 162 Quadrants
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Zach has a microphone puppet. Laura wants to get a different kind of puppet. They go on to discuss the power of using quadrants to identify where you are and where you want to be.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2021
Ep 161 WandaVision Wisdom
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Zach and Laura sit down with Screen Crush's Ryan Arey to discuss the relationship wisdom of WandaVision and other SciFi superheros.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2021
Ep 160 Start Stop Continue
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Zach is sitting in the dark. Laura has a burning throat. Laura brings a skill-building topic that is sure to help any relationship.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2021
Ep 159 The 80/80 Marriage
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Zach and Laura interview Nate and Kaley Klemp about their new book The 80/80 Marriage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
Ep 158 Emotional Intelligence Part 2
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Laura's kid is in the basement and her husband is on vacation. Zach is ramping up for college visits. They proceed to talk about Part 2 of Emotional Intelligence. Grab a pen and paper because you will want to ATTUNE to this conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Ep 157 Emotional Intelligence Part 1
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Laura is exhausted after a whirlwind road trip. Zack is continuing his LEGO builds. They go on to have a great discussion on the importance of emotional intelligence and offer some great tips on how to grow it.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
Ep 156 Dumb Dads
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Zach is flying solo this week and gets to interview Kevin and Evan from The Dumb Dads Podcast, two stay-at-home dads doing the best they can.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
Ep 155 Mailbag
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Zach is watching Stranger Things while building even stranger things. Laura got outplayed by her husband.  They pick a couple of listener letters to respond to on the podcast. Although the questions are specific to the listener, their insights can be helpful for any relationship.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
Ep 154 Partner in Pain
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Laura is flying solo today. She shares a story of how you can show up for your partner when they are in pain.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
Ep 153 Gratitude
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Zach reflex on his trip to Mexico. It leads to a great conversation on gratitude, but probably not in the way you would think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
Ep 152 Happy with Baby with Catherine O'Brien
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Laura is flying solo this week as Zach is away. She gets to interview Catherine O'Brien author of Happy with Baby about ways to protect the relationship when you add a baby to the mix.  Learn more about Catherin at her website Happy with Baby. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
Ep 151 Let's Talk about Valentine's Day
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Zach kicks us off with some jokes. Laura is the gift-giving master. This leads them into a discussion about the importance of Valentine's Day and what it represents.  We know, Valentine's Day is over, and this is a valuable discussion any day of the year.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
Ep 150 Enduring Vulnerabilities
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Zach is loving Marriage Therapy Radio. Laura cashed in on Gamestop. They go on to discuss how the vulnerabilities that get triggered in our relationships can be understood and navigated.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
Ep 149 10 Rules of Good Communication
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Laura is prepping for some glamping. Zach hired an actor to play himself. They go on to discuss Dan Wile's 10 Rules of Good Communication from his book After the Honeymoon: How Conflict Can Improve your Relationship. Communication Rule 1. Make “I” Statements not “You” Statements. Communication Rule 2: Don’t Say “Always” or “Never” Communication Rule 3: Don’t interrupt your partner Communication Rule 4: Paraphrase what your partner just said Communication Rule 5: Don’t Mind-Read Communication Rule 6: Stick to One Complaint Communication Rule 7: Don’t Dig Up Old Grievances Communication Rule 8: Don’t Get Sidetracked Arguing Over Irrelevant Details Communication Rule 9: Don’t Label, Name-Call, Use Sarcasm, or Threaten to End the Relationship Communication Rule 10: Don’t Dump Out Stored-Up Complaints   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
Ep 148 Anxiety and Depression
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Zach details his Peleton "buying" experience. Laura is looking forward to a Spring Break RV trip. They go on to discuss how to deal with anxiety and depression as it comes up in your self and your partner.  If you are looking for one on one help check out our sponsor Better Help   Sign up for our February Breakfast Club. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2021
Ep 147 Making it Through the Flooding
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Zach really wanted to sleep in, but Laura wants to get everything done early. Zach just celebrated 27 years of watching The American President, and they both are feeling a bit hungry. They go on to discuss how to manage yourself and your relationship when you get flooded.    If you are looking for one on one help check out our sponsor Better Help   Sign up for our February Breakfast Club.   Transform your marriage in the comfort of your own home with our online course Marriage in Motion.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
Ep 146 Laura's Favorite Things
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Laura is flying solo today. She wanted to share some of her favorite things and how they have benefited her marriage.  If you're needing personal help with your marriage, you can connect with a counselor through our sponsor Better Help.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
Ep 145 Navigating Different Communication Styles
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Zach is almost a winner. Laura can't sit down. They discuss how to navigate differences in how you communicate in your relationship.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Ep 144 Supporting Habits and Rituals
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Zach updates us on his fantasy football success and bemoans 1-star reviews. Laura is getting her health groove on. This leads to a discussion of how to support new habits and rituals in your relationship.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2020
Ep 143 Add SPARK to your Marriage in 48 Hours
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Zach and Laura discuss how many folks are looking for therapy these days. Laura's practice is full, but Zach doesn't believe in full. Zach has some fantasy football scores to settle. They go on to discuss how to put SPARK in your marriage in 48 hours.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
Ep 142 Three Tools for an Intentional Relationship
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Zach applies for a game show. Laura is opening a home gym and going BIG on Christmas. They discuss three tools that can help you create an intentional relationship.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
Ep 141 Three Reasons Your Conversations Become Conflicts
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Zach and Laura reflect on the strangeness of Thanksgiving in the midst of a pandemic. They go on to discuss Zach's theory that knowing the What, Why, and Who when beginning a conversation can prevent you from falling into conflict.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
Ep 140 Sex: Brakes & Gas
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Zach is working out a new joke. He and Laura both agree that they would like to be a lumberjack and lumberjill, respectively. They go on to discuss how understanding your most fulfilling and least fulfilling sexual experiences can lead to a wonderful sex life.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
Ep 139 The Pendulum Swing
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Zach and Laura discuss the pendulum swings we take in relationships.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
Ep 138 Listener Questions
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Laura is dealing with a full load and tiny balls. Zach forgot how to solve a Rubik's Cube. They go on to address two listener questions and provide a TON of practical tips for improving your relationship.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
Ep 137 Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
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Laura is flying solo today and interviews Hyrum Osmond, Disney animator. They discuss the path to his dream job and the impact on his relationship.  Be sure to check out his #warmhugscampaign on Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
Ep 136 The In-Laws
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Laura is not liking her soup. Zach is not liking Laura's house or the person who administered his COVID test. But, rest assured, he's negative.  They discuss a listener question regarding the in-laws.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
Ep 135 Anger Management
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Laura is headed on what sounds like a pretty sweet vacation. Zach circles back on the conflict he was in with his wife last week. Laura's husband is getting some internet traffic. They go on to answer a listener question from Brazil about managing anger in your relationship.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
Ep 134 Disrupting the Pattern
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Both Zach and Laura talk about the importance of walks for each of them personally and in their therapy. They go on to discuss some ways of disrupting the established patterns of conflict in your relationship.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
Ep 133 The Pilot Episode
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Zach and Laura welcome Ed Rush, an author, speaker, and advisor, to discuss how his experiences as a decorated Marine fighter pilot translate to his relationship with his wife.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
Ep 132 Three Practices to Get You Through the Pandemic
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Laura finds the wrong Zach on Instagram. Zach expresses an opinion on a Netflix movie and gets some push-back from the social square. They go on to discuss how couples can not just get through the pandemic but really grow their relationship buy bridging back 3 practices from early in their courtship.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
Ep 131 Hurt Feelings
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Laura is a superhuman with self-healing powers. Zach is reminded of the importance of kindness. They go on to discuss a listener's question regarding what to do with hurt feelings when feel your partner has not been kind.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Ep 130 After the Fight
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The kids are headed back to school. Zach is excited to get back in therapy. This leads to a discussion about the frequency of therapy and how often is helpful. Laura gives an update on her biking injury. They go on to discuss a listener's question about what to do after conflict.  If your needing support, reach out to our sponsor Better Help.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
Ep 129 Interrogation vs Invitation
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Laura is nursing some wounds after a bike accident. Zach has a finger out of whack. This leads them into a discussion of attractive doctors they have had over the years. They go on to discuss the way we approach questions to our partner. Is it an investigation or an invitation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
Ep 128 Pause and Attribute 
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Zach is now a hand model and cracking afternoon beers. Laura is business up top and casual on bottom. They discuss different strategies for disrupting the negative patterns of communication in your relationship.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2020
Ep 127 Listener Question on Leadership
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Laura is rocking her trailer skills, even with the Austin Powers' style turns. Zach is thinking about yoga and stepping up his health game. They then address a listener's question about leadership in their relationship.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2020
Ep 126 Too Much and Not Enough
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Laura has a trailer in her front yard. Zach's t-shirts are fitting better. They discuss what is sometimes the core fear for a man and a woman.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
Ep 125 The Enneagram with Ni'coel Stark
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Recorded while Laura was on the road, Zach is joined by Ni'coel Stark to discuss the Enneagram. Ni'coel is a corporate intelligence strategist who brings a great deal of experience into the value and use of the Enneagram. Listeners who are unfamiliar with the Enneagram will find reason to explore this ancient tool and folks who are already Enneagram fans will find fresh insights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020
Ep 124 Insta Inspiration
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Laura is back from her travels and COVID has hit close to home. She is celebrating a birthday. Zach is experimenting with glass blowing, kind of, and has mastered the Rubic's Cube. They go on to discuss if there is anything to gain from inspirational Instagram quotes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
Ep 123 Getting it Right vs Being Right
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Zach and Laura discuss some of their favorite clients. Laura tries to convince you to listen to a different podcast. They then discuss the importance of valuing the relationship over being "right" in any disagreement.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2020
Ep 122 The Hamilton Question
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Zach and Laura have to work out their own communication conflicts. Laura is headed out on a great adventure and Zach is welcoming back his kids. They throw out a Hamilton challenge, and go on to discuss a listener question about building trust after an affair.      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2020
Ep 121 Love in the Time of the Coronavirus
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With Laura out gallivanting around the Northwest in her RV Zach is sharing a recording of a talk he did for ParentMap It's full of valuable takeaways. You might want to have a notebook handy for this one.  See the full talk on Facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2020
Ep 120 Good Defenses
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Laura controls the weather and gets into a great intense conversation with her husband about switching household roles. Zach is pretty certain he is not interested in that for him and his wife. Zach is getting a week without his kids. Laura doesn't share her sex dream. They go on to have a great conversation about defensiveness.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2020
Ep 119 The Truth About Marriage with Roger Nygard
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Zach and Laura hop straight into a great conversation with Roger Nygard, filmmaker, author, and producer, about his latest project, The Truth About Marriage. They discuss the insights he gained while researching and creating this film and book companion.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
Ep 118 Speaking in Code
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Zach is mayor of grouchy town but he solved a Rubik's Cube. Laura shares her creative spellings. They go on to discuss the importance of having code language in your relationship.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
Ep 117 Tapping into Your Inner Adult
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Laura is obsessed with Magnificent Sex. Zach is starting some stuff and counting cats. They go on to discuss the work of Terry Real and the impact it has in their own lives and the lives of their clients.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
Ep 116 Listener Question on Pot
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Zach and Laura discuss the odd ending of last week's show. Zach is celebrating over 1 million views on the Vanity Fair videos. They field a call from a listener about different perspectives on marijuana use.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2020
Ep 115 Selfish or Self-Care
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Zach is super proud of his kids. Laura shares about some of the Vanity Fair video that ended up on the cutting room floor. They go on to discuss the difference between selfishness and self-care.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Ep114 Self Love with Jonathon Aslay
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Zach finally put the doors on his shed.Both he and Laura showered today, but for different reasons. They move on to discuss self love and self care with mid-life dating and relationship coach, Jonathan Aslay.  If you're looking for help try Better Help today by visiting https://trybetterhelp.com/mtr  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Ep 113 Dream, Discuss, Decide
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Laura is stocking up on bikes. Zach is spotting pigs in his neighborhood. They discuss what it looks like to bring on a new client. They go on to discuss the importance of having conversations on three levels: dreaming, discussing, and deciding.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2020
Ep 112 Better Sex Through Mindfulness | with Dr. Lori Brotto
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Zach and Laura discuss a recent video they created with Vanity Fair. Check it out, it's a really fun look at relationships in Disney films. They then welcome a guest, Dr. Lori Brotto. They discuss Dr. Brotto's latest book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire and other related topics.  If you're looking for help try Better Help today by visiting https://trybetterhelp.com/mtr  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2020
Ep 111 What's your Next
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Zach opens up about some of his struggles in this time and the importance of getting his own therapy. Laura joins him in discussing the importance of having purpose and a next.  If your "next" is to seek out a therapist. Try Better Help by visiting (sponsored) https:// trybetterhelp.com/mtr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2020
Ep 110 Stop Being so Helpful
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Zach is building stuff around the house. Laura wants him to drive down and build her some planter boxes while she reads. They then address a listeners question about what to do about wanting to be helpful in every situation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
Ep 109 Maybe it's Grief
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After a couple dad jokes, Zach and Laura discuss a bit how they are dealing with working out while quarantined. They talk about order, grief, relationship roles and finding peace in this chaotic time.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
Ep 108 Listener Questions
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Zach and Laura discuss what Beyonce, Goonies, Tiger King, and hot tubs have in common. They go on to address a number of listener questions that have piled up in the last few weeks.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2020
Ep 107 Stir Crazy
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Zach is a bit grumpy. Laura is feeling really positive. Zach has a movie recommendation and the two of them contemplate who might want to be a guest on upcoming episodes. They go on to discuss the new options for couples looking for outside help for their relationships and end with some tips for creating positive change in this uncertain time. Be sure to stick through to the end to hear Laura lose her mind.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
Ep 106 Birdhouse for your Soul
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Laura's kid starts us off with some solid dad jokes. She and Zach go on to discuss self care and creating sacred spaces for yourself and for your relationship.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
Ep105 The Inevitable Podcast about Relationships in the Age of the Zombie Apocalypse
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Recorded almost a week ago, Zach and Laura discuss the Coronavirus, OJ, oysters, and turning toward your partner. They also have a generous offer for folks looking to improve their marriage while everything is shut down.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
Ep 104 Fight, Flight, or Freeze
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Zach and Laura touch base real quick on the Coronavirus. Laura has a long run she's preparing for. They announce some upcoming live virtual training for couples. A listener question regarding elevated heart rate prompts them to talk a bit more in depth about fight, flight, or freeze.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
Ep 103 Asking for What you Want
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Zach is worn out from fighting with a woman (in his martial arts class). Laura is basking in the late winter sun. They discuss common dreams and particularly a dream Zach had about losing his teeth. Laura brings a listener's question about how to deal with a spouse that does not want to hear your desires or wishes for their relationship.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2020
Ep 102 - How to Ruin Your Marriage
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Laura is heading to Hawaii and a little annoyed that her husband will be golfing every day. Zach is headed to Mexico and will be seeing his private magician again. They go on to discuss some of the things that can lead to a bad marriage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
Ep 101 - Keeping the Relationship Strong When You are Hustling at Work
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Zach is away with his family so Laura is sharing a recording of a keynote she recently gave to door-to-door salespeople. These folks are highly commited to succeding at work, but wanted some help kowning how to keep thier relationshps at home strong.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2020
Ep 100 - We Celebrate 100 Episodes
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Zach just finished his taxes, has already spent his refund and is headed on vacation. Laura is working on her taxes... from a few years ago. Together they celebrate some of the milestones of Marriage Therapy Radio. Zach shares about completing his latest project, Marriage Therapy Journal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2020
Ep 99 - Date Night with Tyler Turk
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Laura kicks us off with a dad joke. She and Zach go on to discuss desire and creating desire in your partner. This leads to the importance of date nights and intentional time set aside for the two of you. They welcome Tyler Turk, CEO of Crated with Love. Tyler shares some compelling research results on the importance of date nights as well as what he has found to be the necessary ingredients of a date night that supports the goal of greater intimacy and connection.  Check out Crated with Love.      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
Ep 98 - ADHD with Dr. Ari Tuckman
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Zach is sporting a 14 year old girl's headband. Laura shares about caring for aging parents. With guest Dr.  Ari Tuckman, they go on to discuss the impacts of ADHD on your relationship   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
Ep 97 - Great Questions
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Zach and Laura discuss their shower and workout schedules. Let's just say, one of them likes to "stew". Zach is in the home stretch of a new project. They go on to discuss the power of a good question in your relationship.       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2020
Ep 96 - Parenting Teen Girls
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Zach's 17 and 13 year old daughters join him for this week's podcast. They discuss what it's like to be a teen today and how parents can better connect and encourage them.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2020
Ep 95 - Try it This Way
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Zach and Laura recount their respective New Year's Eve celebrations. Zach has a couple gripes and Laura isn't quite sure about science. They go on to discuss a powerful practice that could reshape the way you relate with your partner. Putting into practice what there share in this episode would be a wonderful way to kick off the new year in a positive direction.    Ladies: Be sure to sign up for Laura's Experiment while you still can.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2020
Ep 94 - Holiday Grab Bag
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Laura is dressed like an elf -sorry this is not a visual medium-. Zach took a tumble. Vasectomy gets discussed at length. Laura introduces a cool experiment for wives to help improve their marriage. They go on to discuss death and sex. They really cover a lot on this holiday grab bag.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2019
Ep 93 - Laura's Holiday Blues
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Laura discloses that she has been feeling a bit down with the holidays and her current move. She and Zach discuss a bit of what might be behind that which leads them to a broader topic of figuring out ways to improve your relationship. It's a bit more organic than some episodes, but you will be left with some great insight into your life and relationships. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2019
Ep 92 - Man's Burden
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What does "Your Face" have to do with a playful disagreement? Zach shares his strategies. He and Laura also talk about their relationships with you, the listeners. They go on to discuss the unique burdens men carry in their relationships.      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
Ep 91 - Sharing the Load of the Relationship
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Laura is jogging from her son's house to school and back twice a day. That's about the same about of jogging Zach has done in the last year. They go on to discuss what happens in a relationship when one partner has carried the primary load of the relationship and what is now required when they want that to change.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
Ep 90 - Couples that Work Together
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Zach just got out of therapy and is having all the feels. Laura's thinking about starting her own therapy as well. They discuss the complexities of having a close friendship as well as a business relationship which leads to the unique issues addressed by couples that work together. The importance of boundaries and roles is advice any couple will find helpful.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2019
Ep 89 - Considering Relational Life Therapy
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Zach and Laura discuss Halloween and the MANY parties that accompany. Zach thinks Laura would be a VSCO girl. Zach relays an eavesdropped conversation of first encounters. They move on to discuss Zach's recent therapeutic training.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2019
Ep 88 - Coupling with Purpose
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Zach has limited his beverage choices. Laura is getting settled in her new town. After some interviews they reconnect and discuss the what it is to have a purpose as a couple.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2019
Ep 87 - Addiction Recovery with Dr. Bob Navarra
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Zach & Laura sit down for a conversation with Dr. Robert Navarra. Bob is a Certified Gottman Therapist, Master Trainer, Consultant, Speaker, and Master Addiction Counselor. His research has surfaced new ways to understand the role of relationships in the recovery process.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2019
Ep 86 - Anatomy of Marriage
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Zach and Laura get to team up with Melanie and Seth of the Anatomy of Marriage Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2019
Ep 85 - Playing with Your Partner
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Zach is back to coaching soccer, but this time for boys. Laura is planning some upcoming trips and is a bit nervous about her largest speaking gig coming up. They go on to discuss the importance of play with your partner.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2019
Ep 84 - Blended Families with Beth Wylie
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Zach and Laura have a great conversation with Beth Wylie. Beth is a long time friend who is also an expert on blended families.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2019
Ep 83 - The Importance of Predictability
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Zach and Laura quickly catch up on all that has been going on in their lives the last month or so. Laura details upcoming topics. They go on to discuss the importance of predictability in your relationship.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2019
Ep 82 - We've Had This Fight Before | An interview with Dr. Claudia Grauf-Grounds
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Zach interviews Dr. Claudia Grauf-Grounds, author of We've Had This Fight Before. You may recognize that book title from Zach's previous "review" of the book. He revisits this review and more in this informative episode that will be helpful for anyone who has ever had an argument with your partner.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2019
Ep 81 - Let's Talk Relationships
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Laura is away in Europe so we get to hear a replay of a live radio interview with Zach this week. He was a guest on Let's Talk Relationships. They interview him about his book The Relationship Alphabet.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2019
Ep 80 - The 4 Horsemen with Art of Charm
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Laura is away in Europe for vacation so while she is away we will be playing a couple of solo shows. This first one is a rebroadcast of The Art of Charm podcast. They interview Laura on the The Four Horsemen: Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, and Stonewalling.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2019
Ep 79 Happy Endings
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Zach shares why root canals are fantastic. Laura isn't buying it, but strangely offers to clean Zach's teeth.  A major transition in Laura's life sparks a great conversation about ending therapy.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2019
Ep 78 Book Recommendations
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Zach is wearing a hoodie in July. Laura is getting her investing on. They go on to share what they are currently reading and offer some book recommendations.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2019
Ep 77 Hot Cheetos - Worth Fighting For?
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Laura brags about her golf game. Zach shares about his unnamed friend with good fashion and a boat. They go on to discuss a listener question regarding a fight about Hot Cheetos.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2019
Ep 76 Infidelity - The Involved Partner
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Zach gets Laura up to speed on the World Cup. Laura is dropping some Lbs, but not for a good reason. They go on to address the involved partner of an affair.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2019
Ep 75 Premarital Therapy - Why Bother
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Laura had a nice stay-cation. Zach isn't quite sure where is youngest daughter is. They go on to discuss is premarital therapy is worth it and what it's really for.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2019
Ep 74 How to Take a Break.
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Zach shares a bit of his experience helping facilitate The Art and Science of Love workshop for The Gottman Institute. Laura gets Zach to commit to a future webinar. They go on to share the signs that you are flooded when in conflict and what to do about it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2019
Ep 73 Reunions and Parting
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Zach and Laura don't see eye to eye on dog park etiquette. They discuss an outdoor adventure for couples and awkward proposals. They then provide some really great practical advise for how to set aside time each day to connect with your partner.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2019
Ep72 Do You Validate?
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Zach and Laura reflect on the future (weird, I know). They go on to talk about he importance of validating feelings.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2019
Ep71 How to say Yes and No at the same time
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Laura had to kick her husband out (don't worry it was just out of the studio so she could record.) Zach extols the power of checking off your to do list. Dad joke throw downs are happening on social media. They go on to share the potential benefits of letting your "yes" be "no" and your "no" be "yes". Trust me, it will make sense when you hear it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2019
Ep 70 Be an Action Taker in Your Marriage
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Zach and Laura discuss their Memorial Day Weekend getaways. Both got out into nature with their families. They look forward to their workshop in June and throwing some axes. They go on to discuss what it takes to make changes in your relationship.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2019
Ep 69 Interview with Sex Therapist Tina Schermer Sellers, PhD
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Zach and Laura discuss what chaffed nipples, stylish hair, and sexy times have in common. They go on to have an in depth interview with sex therapist Tina Schermer Sellers, PhD. This episode is sponsored by Uberlube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2019
Ep 68 Listener Question
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Laura is taking care of her gut. Zach is loving individual therapy. We get a great dad joke from listener Dustin's son. They go on to discuss a question from a listener.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2019
Ep 67 Social Media Breakup
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Laura gets a truck. Zach grills Laura on her dog buying process. Zach is growing out his hair and cleaning up his house. They go on to discuss how to manage your social media profiles when there is a breakup.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2019
Ep 66 Masturbation
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Zach and Laura discuss their sleep habits. Zach is switching it up and Laura is afraid she is getting older. She shares some interesting beliefs about what getting older allows you to do. Sparked from a listener question, they go on to discuss the, often complex, role of masturbation in your relationship.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2019
Ep 65 The 4 Habits of a Joy Filled Marriage
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Zach tells us about his blanket fort he retreats to from time to time. Laura completed her first half marathon. And they welcome their first guest, Chris Coursey, to the podcast. Chris joins them to discuss his latest book, The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages. The practical steps can help every marriage.    Find out more about Chris at Thrive Today. More information about the book and related resources can be found at happyhappymarriage.org.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2019
Ep 64 Expectations of Your Partner
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Laura's husband is working from home and she has found that their expectations about what daily life should look like are not totally aligned. Zach shares some stories of folks in similar situations.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2019
Ep 63 The One Question Experiment
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Zach's daughter was in a TV show. Laura is training for a half marathon and taking a break from social media with great results. They go on to discuss the one question that could transform your relationship.    Laura gives you a challenge to try this question in your relationship and report on how it turns out. Give them a call at 801-810-6197 and report the results.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2019
Ep 62 Breaking Up is Hard to Do
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  Zach and Laura are excited to announce their first real sponsor, Ana Luisa. You can find their fine jewelry and get an exclusive discount at   https://www.analuisa.com/forbetterus. Be sure to order soon as Mother's Day is coming out on May 12th (You will laugh at that last bit when you listen to the episode).   They go on to discuss a recent article Zach wrote for the Gottman Institute about breaking up.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2019
Ep 61 Sleep Tight
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Zach is finishing up some food. Laura just returned from a great ski trip. Zach unpacks his last teaching gig. They go on to discuss your sleeping arrangements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2019
Ep 60 We've Had This Fight Before
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Zach and Laura recount the ways Jimmy John's has saved them from hunger. Laura is heading off road with her new trailer, while Zach is booking last minute 5 star hotels. They go on to discuss the cycle of arguments that happen in our relationship. There are some great tips on identifying what is behind the familiar disagreements and what we can do about it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2019
Ep 59 Maintaining Connection while Traveling
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Laura's workout's just upped their intensity for a very specific reason. Zach questions whether it is ok for him to compliment a stranger. They go on to discuss the importance of maintaining a connection with your partner when one of you travels.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2019
Ep 58 Anger Management
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Laura gets a new backpack which sends Zach immediately into song sending them on a karaoke song one-upping. They go on to discuss how to manage anger and what to do when you or your partner are flooded.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2019
Ep 57 Finances
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Laura circles back to the principle of rewarding desired behavior, noting that is has caused Zach to be more punctual. Zach is proud of his daughter and emoting more than usual. Laura reflects on an rewarding but exhausting weekend.   They go on to discuss some of the struggles and complexities of navigating finances with your partner.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2019
Ep 56 Are you Lovable?
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This week Zach is digging out of a snow storm and hoping the kids get back to school soon, while Laura's mom is LOVING here snow days. Laura has to offer an apology to a listener and friend. They go on to discuss the importance of remembering the shared goal of your relationship especially in the midst of tension and conflict. The provide some vital tips to ending the negative cycles and setting you and your partner on a path of loving and being lovable.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2019
Ep 55 Defensiveness
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A snow day is gave Zach the opportunity to introduce his kids to the wonders of Monty Python. Laura is NOT finding it funny and is more than a little frustrated with someone canceling their plans. They go on to discuss how to manage criticism and defensiveness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2019
Ep 54 Sexual Desire
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Zach and Laura discuss their preferred work attire when meeting with remote clients. Zach is looking for something to look forward to so Laura invites him and the family to Salt Lake (just don't ask her what to do for fun there after 8pm).  They go on to discuss how to navigate the natural misalignment of sexual desire (and arousal) in your relationship. They share some great practical insights into how build anticipation and desire.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2019
Ep 53 When one partner is leaning out
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Laura is feeling a bit grouchy, but rising to the occasion. Zach shares his secret for loving every Christmas gift he ever receives. They go on to discuss the dilemma when one partner leaning out of the relationship.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2019
Ep 52 Marriage Hacks
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Zach and Laura celebrate one years worth of weekly podcasts. Laura can't leave the house as she cares for a new puppy. Zach is sending his daughter off to LA by herself. They go on to share ways you can improve your marriage even without needing your partners involvement. You will find some helpful tips that can transform your relationship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2019
Ep 51 New Year's Intentions
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Zach and Laura kick off the new year reflecting on the importance of intentions.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2019
Ep 50 Sex
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Laura's dog gets a name. Zach is grieving that loss of an important part of his life. They go on to discuss how to navigate differing points of view on how frequently a couple should be having sex.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2018
Ep 49 Happy Festivus
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Zach has had a busy day with clients. Laura spent some of her day upside down, and she wrote a joke. They discuss their holiday traditions and importance of ritual in every relationship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2018
Ep 48 Couples on the Brink
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Zach and Laura is getting excited for the new year and closing in on episode 52, one full year of weekly podcasts. Zach shares a winter dad joke. A Greek myth leads them into a dynamic conversation about couples in deep conflict.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2018
Ep 47 Dealing with Resentment
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Zach and Laura start the show with a bit of a disagreement about punctuality. Zach shares that his daughter is in a new TV show debuting next year. Laura is training for a 1/2 marathon so Zach teaches her about fartlek. They go on to help a listener struggling with resentment in their relationship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2018
Ep46 Warm Fuzzies and Cold Pricklies
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Zach and Laura catch up after a busy Thanksgiving break. Zach goes on to share some important relationship principles he learned as a kid.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2018
Ep45 Listener Questions
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Zach and Laura find commonality in rap and dark meat. They reflect on the recent workshop. They go on to respond to listener emails. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2018
Ep44 Divorce
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Zach and Laura jump right in to discussing divorce.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2018
Ep43 The Goal of Conflict
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Laura went for a great (and painful) run while Zach took a nap. Zach then shares one of the greatest statements that has impacted not only his work as a therapist, but as a husband and father.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2018
Ep42 Housework & Aging
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Zach is podcasting from the kitchen today and it sparks a great conversation about the impact of housework on your relationship. Laura tells us that the benefits go far beyond having a clean house. They go on to respond to a listener question regarding how to navigate differences in energy levels in an aging partner. The principles they share are universal for us all.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2018
Ep41 Insecurity and Jealousy
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Laura tries to figure out what movie she is thinking of. Zach does a half-hearted impersonation of Robin Williams. Zach shows his handy abilities by changing out a faucet. They go on to discuss how to navigate your partners relationships that make you insecure and jealous.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2018
Ep 40 Saying Yes to Your Partner
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Zach is feeling groggy after sleeping in a bit late. Laura is back from an amazing trip to Iceland, except for the food poisoning. They go on to discuss how to interact with your partner when you don't connect or agree with what they are saying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2018
Ep 39 - The First Therapeutic Conversations
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Laura got a TON of sleep after a last minute trip to get a passport. Zach's brother is in town. His daughter passed her drivers test, but Laura found out before he did. They go on to discuss the importance of the shared story that is created between a couple, the way a couple communicates their story, and the value to the therapeutic process.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2018
Ep38 – Listener Questions
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Zach gives us an update on his triathlon. Laura is exploring the deep recesses of Netflix. They go on to tackle a number of listener questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2018
Ep37 – Marriage Retreats
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After a couple weeks away Zach and Laura catch up on what's going on. Zach is getting his health on and giving away lbs. Laura becomes the mom she never thought she would become. They go on to discuss the value of marriage retreats and how they can fit into a healthy relationship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2018
Ep36 – The Usefulness of Premarital Counseling
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Laura is headed up to Seattle, while Zach leaves for the Jersey Shore. Zach busts out some dad jokes. They go on to discuss the importance of knowing your "why" as you enter into a marriage and how premarital counseling can help bring clarity to that question as you enter this important commitment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2018
Ep35 – Perpetual Problems
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Zach gets to sleep in for the first time this summer. Laura is rocking some new morning routines. After a quick Frozen musical interlude they go on to discuss a listener question. What are we to do with differences in the relationship. Particularly differences that probably are not going to go away. Zach and Laura offer some great insight into how to understand difference and conflict withing your marriage.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2018
Ep34 – The Four Horsemen
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Zach is feeling great and loving the sun. Laura shares how she doesn't buy cloths off the rack, but rather off a person.  They go on to share 4 markers in a relationship that research has shown that if left unchecked will spell it's demise. You won't want to miss knowing what to look out for, and they also offer great insight into how to help combat these negative patterns.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2018
Ep33 - Your Experience is Valid
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Laura needs to shower. Zach looks like the uni-bomber. Summer is in full swing with family members and kids headed in different directions. Zach and Laura offer some great insight on how to get on the same page with your partner even when you are coming from different places. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2018
Ep32 – Your Marriage Social Network
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Laura shoots a pilot. Zach continues training for his triathlon. They then discuss the importance of a social network, both for each individual in a marriage and for the marriage as a whole. They share some great insights into the impact the people you surround yourself with have on your relationship.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2018
Ep31 – Help, my Partner has Changed
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Laura loves to pack and Zach fixed his flashlight. They go on to tackle a tough listener question about managing differences when your partner has gone through tremendous changes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2018
Ep30 – Play
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Laura is headed to Iceland. When Zach's magician changes plans he decides instead to compete in a triathlon. (You read that sentence correctly) Although a triathlon is not a team sport, today Zach and Laura are discussing the concept of being on the same team as your partner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2018
Ep29 – The Secret to Good Communication
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Laura's love for speedos get her in trouble with the grammar police. Zach's gets called out on church attendance by his pastor. They go on to share great tips for creating the right context for great conversations to happen in your marriage.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2018
Ep28 – What is the Purpose of Your Marriage?
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May 15, 2018
Ep27 – Out of the Comfort Zone
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Laura is flying solo in this episode. She shares with us how important is it to stretch ourselves by stepping outside our comfort zones. Although we may recognize this to be true personally and professionally, it is also very important relationally. Laura give some great practical examples of how to do this while sharing some of her personal goals and experiences.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2018
Ep26 - Listener Question
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Zach and Laura tackle a question from a listener. Laura acknowledges a fear of The Wizard of OZ and Zach shares how he got his name.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2018
Ep25 - Break of Trust
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Zach is a good son and surprises his mom on her birthday. Laura extols the unintended benefits of  anesthesia. They each discuss their love for and struggles with Hamilton which leads them to the difficult topic of betrayal and loss of trust. Sharing examples from their experience as well as their studies, Zach and Laura give insight into tricky dynamics at play in loosing and regaining trust in a relationship.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2018
Ep24 – Emotional Currency
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Spring has arrived for Laura. Zach is still stuck in second winter in Seattle. They discuss Easter traditions and Costco scalloped potatoes. Sparked by a listeners email they revisit the emotional bank account and the importance of  knowing the currency your partner needs in to keep a positive balance.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2018
Ep23 – Emotional Intelligence
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Laura struggles with technology. Zach compares and contrasts Kim Kardashian and Brene Brown. They then present some important research and personal findings regarding the power of increased emotional intelligence on your relationship.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2018
Ep22 – Why Money Matters
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We learn that both Zach and Laura's have some well honed eavesdropping skills. There's some brief talk of bodily function in the first couple minutes, but they quickly move on to share some important thoughts about the impact of money on your relationship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2018
Ep21 - Is Your Relationship Overdrawn?
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Zach and Laura took last week off to explore Seattle's culinary delights, but they are back this week to offer great insight into keeping your emotional accounts full.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2018
Ep20 -Stuck in a Traditional Relationship
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Laura is loving her single serving guacamole. Zach is craving another nap under his weighted blanket. But more important, Zach and Laura discuss the impact of traditional relationship roles and the need for shared power.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2018
Ep19 -The Secret to a Happy Relationship
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Zach is back from Cabo, Laura shows a lack of interest in deformed digits, and they both share some of the secrets to a happy relationship. They draw on both research and personal experience to provide some actionable tips to improve your marriage.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2018
Ep18 -7 Day Challenge for Lovers
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Laura is flying solo while Zach lounges in Mexico. After recovering from seeing a picture of Zach's hairy toes, Laura brings you a great challenge to spice up your love life.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2018
Ep17 - Let's Talk About Your Cell Phone Addiction
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While Zach lounges in Cabo, Laura introduces the show from snowy Salt Lake City. Even though Laura's mic had issues, she and Zach share some great insight regarding managing the device you are most likely listening to this on. Be sure to check out our sponsor Bagby on Etsy and be sure to use Code MTR55 for a great discount.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2018
Ep16 - My Relationship is Boring
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Zach and Laura offer their perspective on adding some interest and life back into a relationship that may be stuck in boring town. Laura makes a bold personal commitment and Zach shares some exciting family news. On this Valentine's day share some kind words (and maybe this podcast) with the one you love.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2018
Ep15 - Resources and Recommendations for Couples
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Zach and Laura talk through their favorite resources for couples. They're not what you think. Zach unleashes some pretty sweet "dad-jokes" and Laura tries not to laugh. Be sure to check out some of these resources and let us know what you think.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2018
Ep14 - Why Bother?
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Laura has more input on Zach’s clothing choices. Cupcakes go uneaten. And Zach and Laura explore the motivations that bring folks to seek improvement for their marriage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2018
Ep13 - Married with Children
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Zach places a bet that he's getting less. Laura places a bet that she's getting more. They move on to discuss the impact of children on the marriage and how to protect the relationship from the major change they bring.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2018
Ep12 - What is Marriage Therapy Anyway?
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Zach and Laura explore the subject of marriage therapy itself? What is it? Why does it work? How do you know you've found the right therapist? What can you expect? Zach also gets mad about traffic but Laura doesn't care because she's in a really good mood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2018
Ep11 - A New Start for a New Year
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Zach and Laura hit reset on the podcast to celebrate the new year. (Third time’s a charm since they ruined the first two attempts.) They discuss the rituals and intentions that help them and their clients get focused on their relationships. Zach says "umm" a lot and Laura goes out of her way to pull her husband out from under the bus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2018
Ep10 - Partnering Against Stress
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Laura takes a 4 hour break from Facebook. Zach reads 3 out of the 12 biographies we was planning to finish this year. After these confessions they discuss key attitudes and skills couples can employ to partner together times of stress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2017
Ep09 - How to Manage Stress in Your Relationship
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Zach and Laura reflect on the nature and impact of stress on a marriage. They provide some great insight into how to not let it be a divider but rather a point of connection and strength in your relationship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2017
Ep08 - How to Crack the Intimacy Code
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Zach and Laura talk about their bodies and what it means to be healthy. They also get into intimacy, which doesn't mean what you think it means.. What it actually means may surprise and inspire you. Is it possible that intimacy is more than just sex? Listen and find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2017
Ep07 - How to Win the Weekend
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Zach and Laura reflect on their weekends. Zach spent it at a marriage seminar with his wife and Laura had a girls weekend away. They let you know what worked and what didn’t and what you can do to get the most from your weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2017
Ep06 - Conversations on Purpose
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Zach and Laura continue their Connection Series and discuss the power of intentional conversations. They share how leaning into some new scripts can build intimacy and true connection. Laura also goes overboard and pays Zach TWO compliments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2017
Ep05 - Roommate Syndrome
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Zach Brittle and Laura heck begin a new series on Connection. In this episode they explore the phenomenon of Roommate Syndrome and how it affects many couples. They show you the signs for how the slide begins and they discuss the power of a McDonald's milkshake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2017
Ep04 - How to Repair
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Zach and Laura discuss the most important skill for any couple and the best time to do it. (Hint: It's any time.) They also reveal the one question every couple needs to learn how to ask and answer on a regular basis. Zach reveals the secret to making him feel like $20. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2017
Ep03 - How to Apologize
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Laura throws her husband under the bus and Zach talks about how much he hates the words "I'm sorry." They discuss a formula for how to apologize effectively and how both partners have a role. They also discuss why "forgive and forget" is a bad strategy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2017
Ep02 - How to Skydive
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Zach teaches Laura all about skydiving and the two most important rules once you leave the plane and gravity takes over. They discuss different ways that couples can de-escalate and repair in the midst of conflict. They test out a new slogan for the podcast.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2017
Ep01 - How to Avoid Conflict
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SPOILER ALERT: You can't. Conflict is inevitable and every couple struggles in their own way. Zach and Laura discuss common problems and ways to navigate through conflict successfully. Laura tells a disgusting story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2017
Introducing Marriage Therapy Radio
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You're a fly on the wall as two marriage therapists discuss their most interesting and challenging cases. Zach Brittle and Laura Heck have spent thousands of hours with hundreds of couples helping them move toward a better marriage.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2017