REALationships Podcast

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Devon is a positive psychology instructor at the University of Pennsylvania and Asha is a certified relationship coach. Together, the Stills discuss real topics and provide evidence-based interventions to boost marriage/relationship satisfaction.

Episode Date
Benefits of Marriage
48:42

What's Up Real Ones! 

After seeing a discussion on social media and hearing so many people having a negative perception of marriage, we thought it was critical to discuss the benefits of marriage in today's society and how you can potentially alter your opinion on marriage for the better!

Sep 21, 2022
Sleeping Separately
33:29

What's Up Real Ones! After seeing a post on social media about couples sleeping in separate rooms we wanted to dive deeper into the topic and determine if sleeping separately from your spouse contributes to marital/relationship dissatisfaction or satisfaction. We were surprised by our findings and think you all will be too!

Sep 15, 2022
Emotional Availability
54:30

What's Up Real Ones! In this episode, we wanted to unpack what emotional availability looks like in a relationship. Why do some individuals seem emotionally unavailable? And things you can do if you or your partner is having a difficult time being emotionally available. 

Aug 22, 2022
What Do Women Really Want?
42:00

What's Up Real Ones! This topic got rather heated in the comment section when we posted an article we came across on social media, that discussed the decrease in opportunities for men to date due to the rise of higher expectations of women. So, we decided to break down the article and research we came across and dive deep into why this controversial topic struck a flame with so many people.

Aug 12, 2022
Let's Talk About Sex
44:03

What's Up Real Ones!

In this episode, we want to go back to the basics and discuss sex values. Most of us have a clear understanding of our values in life but have you ever asked yourself or your partner what are your sex values? We decided to share our take on the conversation that can be uncomfortable for some while sharing key questions to ask yourself or your partner to have a better understanding of how you value sex. 

Aug 06, 2022
Too Much Confusion
57:17

What's Up Real Ones!

So after hearing several conversations on social media, we thought it was necessary to run it back and break down the meaning of submission and how it relates to marriage. We decided to share two very different perspectives on the topic that we came across on Instagram while also giving the biblical definition of what it means to be a submissive wife.

Jul 16, 2022
Baby On Board
30:15

What's Up Real Ones! It's been some time since our last episode and most of you thought we left ya'll on "READ" for good. But we are back and with have some exciting news to share. In this episode catch up with us on the highs and lows we experienced over the past three months that kept us away for far too long.

Jul 07, 2022
How Can I Protect You
01:04:20

What's Up Real Ones!

After so many discussions about the Oscars this week, we decided to share our thoughts on the matter and break down what it means to protect your woman and how a quick decision can drastically impact your life.

Mar 31, 2022
I'm Not Ready
42:00

Imagine you are dating someone for a couple of months and everything is going great! Just when you think it's time to take things to the next level and make it official, the person you're dating decides they aren't ready for a relationship and call it quits. In this episode, we break down the truth behind some break-up statements that just don't make sense!

Mar 24, 2022
Don't Go To Sleep Mad?
47:06

What's Up Real Ones!

Who said don't go to sleep mad? Is that really something that most of us can keep our word on? In this episode, we share some of our recent struggles of falling short of properly handling conflict even though we have all the tools and resources to effectively communicate and resolve conflict. Sometimes, challenges arise that set your relationship back but it doesn't have to stay there. We discuss how to acknowledge your faults and address the problem with love. 

Mar 09, 2022
Speak Up
53:02

What's Up Real Ones!

In this episode, we wanted to touch on the importance of allowing men to be vulnerable and comfortable enough to speak their truth, without the fear of being judged as "soft". We unpack the history of this negative mentality and how we can set the tone for a better future for emotionally intelligent men!

Feb 24, 2022
My Spouse Loves Our Kids More Than Me
41:08

What's Up Real Ones!

In this episode, we discuss the cause and effects of putting your children before your spouse and how detrimental it can be for your relationship. Sit back and relax while we unpack this very touchy topic.  

Feb 09, 2022
Friday Quickie: Criticism
02:42
Feb 04, 2022
Fight For Your REALationship
48:23

What's Up Real Ones!

It's February and we are celebrating Black History Month and The Month of Love!

 

In this episode we wanted to breakdown and discuss the importance of "fighting" for your relationship after seeing so many people on social media say, they are no longer fighting to make their relationship work. We wanted to clear the blurred lines of what it means to fight for your relationship (making a determined effort) and how to be intentional with you words, actions, and resources when you going through those tough times.

 

Feb 02, 2022
Friday Quickie: Negative Sentiment Override
04:17

What's Up Real Ones! 

When trust is broken in relationships, most couples suffer from Negative Sentiment Override (NSO). NSO is when you believe everything your partner does is negative or has a hidden agenda. In this quickie, we discuss some solutions that can help you turn those negative interactions into positive ones! 

 

Jan 28, 2022
I'm Not Your Property
48:06

 

What's Up Real Ones?!

In this episode, we wanted to open up a dialogue on a very controversial topic, "Should a woman take her man's last name when they get married "? After putting up a post on our social media platforms asking this question, we quickly realized that we needed to go more in-depth on this topic and share our perspectives.

Jan 27, 2022
This Goes Out To You
56:01

What's Up Real Ones?!

We're back at it for another week in a row!

This week wanted to dedicate to a few of our real ones and answer some very deep questions that was sent to us in hopes to salvage their relationships.

Jan 19, 2022
Vaccination Status
01:01:26

What's Up Real Ones!  

It's been almost two years since Covid has came in like a catastrophic storm and flipped our lives upside down. Unfortunately, a lot of couples have suffered from this devastating disease, that has lead to breakup and divorce. In this episode we wanting to discuss some of the factors contributing to the demise of relationships and how you can "vaccinate"  your relationship to help during these difficult times.

Jan 12, 2022
2022 Vibes
01:03:06

What's Up Real Ones!

Happy New Year! 2022 has arrived and everyone is excited for a new year, new start. In this episode we wanted to catch up with you guys and share our thoughts and goals for 2022! 

Jan 05, 2022
Different Parenting Styles
56:26

What's Up Real Ones?! In this episode we wanted to share some of our own personal struggles with identifying and accepting each others parenting styles. We also dive into what we believe influenced our parenting styles and provide research based tips to help you if you are struggling to flourish in this area. 

Dec 08, 2021
Cheating Respectfully?
46:50

What's Up Real Ones! In this episode we decided to break down a clip we saw on social media about "cheating respectfully". This topic got a lot of attention when we discussed it on one of our Instagram Live, so we wanted to circle back and share our point of views on why we believe this is such a toxic way of thinking.

Nov 18, 2021
Welcome Back!
53:40

WELCOME BACK! 

What's Up Real Ones?! We've been gone for a minute but we are back and excited to talk to you all again! In this episode we discuss the reason why we took such a long hiatus. We are also dropping some very important gems that will help everyone leading into the holiday season and new year to become the best version of their self NOW! 

Nov 11, 2021
After The Baby
50:00

What's Up Real Ones?! In this episode we discuss how important it is to spend quality time with your partner after having a baby. Most couples experience some form of neglect in their relationship after having their first born because the relationship becomes child focused. This sometimes leads to separation or divorce if it's not properly addressed and fixed. Listen closely as we discuss how having our baby girl impacted our relationship and things we did to be intentional about being attuned with each other.

Aug 24, 2021
I Hear You
33:07

What's Up Real Ones?! In this episode we had the opportunity to chat with author and speaker Micheal S. Sorensen about his book, I Hear You. Micheal breaks down the "Art of Validation" and how learning this method and be life changing in all areas of your life!

Jul 29, 2021
I'm Not Over It
40:40

What's Up Real Ones! Have you ever caught yourself arguing with your partner over something that happened months or even years ago? If so, you're not alone. In this episode we discuss why it's so important to resolve those issues (big or small) immediately. And how to set boundaries to avoid those same issues from reoccurring in the future. 

Jul 21, 2021
Laying The Foundation
47:36

What's Up Real Ones! Nine years ago we decided to embark on our spiritual journey together and get baptized. We didn't know it then but that decision would be the best decision we made for our relationship. Shortly after we entered a storm so powerful that had we not laid our spiritual foundation when we did we wouldn't be where we are today. In this episode we share our testimony of how impactful it has been for us to build a relationship with God together and how it covered our union during the most difficult times of our lives.

Jun 29, 2021
DoorDash
45:35

What's Up Real Ones! In this episode we decided to take it back with a classic, after seeing a post on social media about a petition being signed to cancel Destiny's Child Cater 2 U song. We were so confused by the topic we had to break down the lyrics and share our thoughts! 

Jun 15, 2021
I Need Your Advice
59:04

What's Up Real Ones! We are back and ready to fill you in on all the details of why we've been MIA! We appreciate all the love, support, and patience while we got ourselves together. So, we decided to dedicate this episode to our REAL ONES and answer a few of your questions that we thought would be helpful to so many individuals!

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Jun 03, 2021
Still In Love: 5 Years Later
01:03:17

What's Up Real Ones! Today we are celebrating our 5th year anniversary! So, we wanted to share with you the top five things we learned about ourselves and marriage in these last 5 years. Be sure to listen all the way through because we are definitely dropping gems that can help you and your marriage.

May 13, 2021
Love Yourz
54:18

What's Up Real Ones! Have you ever noticed yourself comparing your relationship to others on social media and tv? Well if so, your not alone. So many individuals find themselves caught up in the fantasy of living up to someone else's reality. In this episode we discuss how harmful this action is to your relationship and how you should focus less on those around you and more on the person with you. 

Apr 13, 2021
5 Love Languages with Gary Chapman
31:21

What's Up Real Ones! Most of us have heard of the 5 Love Languages, and for those who haven't, you're in for a real treat! In this episode we had the pleasure to speak with the creator and author of the 5 Love Languages, Dr. Gary Chapman. We dive deep into what the 5 Love Languages mean and how having a clear understanding of them can transform not only your relationship but your personal life as well. 

Mar 19, 2021
Making Marriage Work with The Gottmans
01:03:05

What's Up Real Ones! In this episode we had the opportunity to sit down with John and Julie Gottman and discuss the key principles of Dr. Gottman's book The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work. The gems they're dropping will surely help your marriage to not only survive but THRIVE!

Mar 14, 2021
Gorilla Glue
53:41

What's Up Real Ones! I'm sure we have all heard about the tragic incident where a young lady thought it was a bright idea to put gorilla glue in her hair. Although we don't recommend using glue as a hair spray substitute, we thought this episode would be a great analogy of how you can use the word GLUE to keep your relationship strong and bonded. 

 

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Mar 05, 2021
Submission in Marriage
53:32

What's Up Real Ones! In this episode we decided to share our personal thoughts on the controversial topic of submission in marriage and how breaking down the biblical definition helped to change our opinion on the subject.

 

 

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Feb 10, 2021
Toxic Relationships
52:27

What's up Real Ones! Do you find yourself being drawn to toxic individuals? In this we discuss why it is that so many people stay in toxic relationships and how they contribute to the toxicity without even knowing it. 

 

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Jan 26, 2021
How Long Is Too Long
47:44

What's up Real Ones! After receiving a message from one of our Real Ones about this topic we thought it would be interesting to discuss and get your feedback on how long is too long to wait for marriage? Some people believe that 6 to 12 months is enough time to determine if you want to spend the rest of your life with your partner. In this episode we share our opinion of what is the "right" time and determining factors to pop the question, "Will You Marry Me".

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Jan 08, 2021
Here's To The New Year!
01:08:27

2020 has been an emotional roller coaster for all of us. In this episode we recap all the highs and lows we experienced this year and discuss our goals for 2021! Click the link below to learn more about our patreon launching January 1st, 2021. 

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Dec 31, 2020
You Got Questions, We've Got Answers
50:14

What's up Real Ones! We decided to dedicate this episode to you, as promised. We receive so many questions asking for advice on how to get over an ex, dealing with a long distance relationship, to how to spice up a dwindling relationship. After going through all those messages we figured it was only right to answer all those questions and more in this episode. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the bumpy ride!

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Dec 22, 2020
Who Do You Turn To?
50:37

What's up Real Ones?! In this episode we are exploring one of the many principles we learned from reading, Dr. John Gottman's book "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work". We discuss the acts of turning towards or turning away from your partner and how catching your partner's "bid" can make or break your relationship.

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Dec 09, 2020
Meet The Parents
52:09

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Nov 26, 2020
Predicting Divorce/Break Ups
52:55

In this episode we discuss Dr. John Gottman's theory of the four horseman, after reading his book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. We dive deep into what causes the four horseman to arise in your relationship and how you can resolve issues stemming from the four horseman to avoid separation or divorce.

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Nov 17, 2020
We Weren't Expecting This
01:03:36

After taking a month long hiatus, we felt it was time to share our story of getting pregnant but unfortunately having a miscarriage. This is a very sensitive topic that so many women experience, which is why we decided to share our personal story to help us with our healing process. While also being able to resonate with any other woman or couple that has dealt or is currently dealing with this traumatic experience. 

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Nov 09, 2020
I Cheated
01:07:18

After months of contemplating if we wanted to discuss this topic, we decided to put our pride to the side and talk about the impact cheating had on our relationship and how it almost ended our marriage. 

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Oct 03, 2020
Double Standards
41:29

It's hard to over look the fact that the world has been driven by double standards since the beginning of time. In this episode we thought it would be interesting to share our perspectives on some of the top double standards in relationships. 

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Sep 23, 2020
Blended Family Challenges
01:07:25

In this episode we dive deep into a much needed discussion about blended families. We give our experience on the good, bad, and everything in between!

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Sep 15, 2020
Cohabitate or Not To Cohabitate, That Is The Question
47:06

Growing up our parents always told us not to shack up before marriage. However, we chose to do the complete opposite and moved in together dating for a year. In this episode we discuss our experience on living together before marriage and how it affected our relationship.

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Aug 27, 2020
That's Not Love
36:46

How do you define a toxic relationship? In this episode we dive deep into what caused our relationship to become toxic. And we share the steps we took to resolve toxic learned behavior from our past, in order for us to have a loving and respectful relationship. 

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Aug 12, 2020
What's Influencing Your Influencer?
36:48

In a world full of "Influencers", it can be hard to weed out the real from the fake. In this episode we discuss what it means to be an influencer and how important it is to know the values of the people you choose to follow. 

 

Aug 06, 2020
Worth A Ring Or Just A Fling?
43:55

If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it! In today's episode we're discussing how to determine if the person you're dating is worth building a future with, or just a booty call!

Apr 01, 2020
The Big "F" Word
37:27

Finances are on of the top leading causes for divorce. with that being said, let's discuss how to handle financial issues in your relationship. So you can make that money and not let it make you!

Mar 18, 2020
Going The Distance Pt.2
42:05

As we discussed in episode 6, being in a long distance relationship is hard work and requires a lot of patience. However, you can feel just as distant being in a relationship with someone who lives with you if there is a disconnect between the two of you. In this episode we dive deeper into the topic on why some people become distant in their relationship and how you can redirect your love navigation if you do.

Feb 04, 2020
Going The Distance
36:24

Are you struggling to keep your relationship a float because the miles between you and your lover? Whether your required to take a boat or plane being in a long distance relationship is a lot of work. In this episode we share the details on how we managed to overcome the distance between us while living in separate states.

Jan 26, 2020
There's No Such Thing As The Perfect Time
31:18

Is there a perfect time to have children? In this episode we share our experience with waiting to have another child and how it put a strain on our relationship. 

Jan 17, 2020
Everything Ain't For Everybody
26:52

Making a REALationship work with just two people is hard enough. So why make things harder by adding others to the equation. In this episode we discuss the importance of limiting the amount of people involved in your REALationship. 

Jan 12, 2020
We Shouldn't Have Gotten Married!
40:25

Before you say “I Do” you should ask yourself a few questions that will determine if that Do should be DON’T. In this podcast we are diving deep into why we questioned our decision to get married when we did. Listen closely because our couples exercise will help you from making the biggest mistake of your life! 

Jan 04, 2020
Baggage Claim
39:35

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Why am I dealing with the same bs in all of my relationships?” Have you ever stopped to think that maybe you are contributing to those issues. It’s a hard pill to swallow but truth is we all have baggage that we carry into relationships. This episode we will discuss our overweight suitcase full of problems and how we managed to unpack our issues one by one.

 

Dec 27, 2019
What's Love Got To Do With It
44:42

In today’s world a lot of relationships focus on how others perceive their relationship rather than how it really is. After experiencing years of ups and downs, we decided it was time to share the “REAL” about relationships. In this episode, we give you the background of who we are, how we met, why we decided it was time to share our story with you all, and what L.O.V.E means to us. Be sure to listen all the way through because the gems we drop at the end will definitely have you taking notes! 

 

Dec 13, 2019