Relationship Advice

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I Do Podcast interviews today’s most successful and inspiring relationship experts, therapists and couples. Hosted by Chase Kosterlitz and produced by Sarah Kosterlitz, I Do Podcast is all about inspiring young couples to create a fulfilling and happy relationship. The weekly podcast will give you great advice to improve your relationship and fun ways to keep the spark alive. Each episode Chase interviews amazing relationship experts who share their knowledge on building successful and lasting love. The guests provide daily tips to improve your relationship, advice for young couples, amazing books and resources and much more.

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327: Difficult Life Situations And How To Navigate Them
49:00

Dan Shapiro never thought he would have to become his wife's caretaker and raise three kids on his own, but that's just what happened. Life can throw us curve balls and navigating them can become extremely difficult. Listen to today's show to hear Dan's story and know that if you're struggling, you're not alone.

In this episode with Dan Shapiro, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to navigate trauma in a relationship
  • The moral dilemmas that can present themselves over keeping your marriage vows
  • How to channel your anger with difficult situations
  • What it's like to have to be your partner's caretaker
  • Raising children as a single parent
  • Dealing with despair
  • And much more!

For more information on our guest, and for the episode links visit: https://idopodcast.com/327

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Nov 26, 2021
326: I love You, But I'm Not In Love With You
42:06

The title of today's episode is something we may feel or something we may have been told. Fortunately, there is a lot of hope if you find yourself on the giving or receiving side of this sentiment. Listen to today's show to learn how to navigate the loss of love and passion in your relationship. 

In this episode with Andrew Marshall, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn what to do with the uncomfortable feelings around, "I love you, but I'm not in love with you"
  • How to argue more constructively and why you should argue more
  • Addressing the issues you're not talking about in your relationship
  • How to know when you need to see a therapist
  • How to use an amazing conversation tool called positive inquiry
  • The importance of reflecting back to your partner and how to do it best
  • And much more!

For more information on our guest, and for the episode links visit: https://idopodcast.com/327

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Nov 10, 2021
325: Unfair Relationship Expectations
35:19

Our expectations color the world we inhabit. Sometimes we expect our partner to behave in a certain way and are most disappointed when they don't. Listen to today's show to understand relationship expectations and how to navigate them in the most productive way possible. 

  • Understanding your expectations and if they may be unfair
  • The value of getting curious with your partner
  • How to deal with defensiveness in your relationship
  • The importance of taking responsibility for your actions in a relationship
  • How to not get caught up in in the blame game
  • The importance of validating your partner's feelings
  • And much more!

For more information on our guest, and for the episode links visit: https://idopodcast.com/325

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Nov 03, 2021
324: Actionable Tips To Improve Your Relationship Today!
32:01

There are many things to think about when we want to improve our relationship. Sometimes so many that it can feel overwhelming! Listen to today's show to learn some fast and easy tips you can do to improve right away!

In this episode with Dr. Spann, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to pivot into connection with your partner
  • Why you should not say, " I love you", to your partner today
  • How to shift your relationship into positivity
  • Fast and easy tip to improve your communication
  • How to instantly start listening better to your partner
  • Special message from Dr. Spann to the LGBTQ community
  • And much more!

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Oct 27, 2021
323: Conflict Resolution, Blending Families, Marriage Retreats And More!
42:54

How do you blend a family of seven, and still maintain a healthy marriage? Dr. Jamison is doing just that, and wants to share her insights with the world. Listen to today's show to learn valuable lessons from Dr. Jamison and much more!

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include

  • Learn valuable tips for blending a family
  • The importance of creating a habit of paying attention to your partner
  • How to create more empathy in a relationship
  • The importance of asking ourselves if we want to be right, or do we want to be effective?
  • A new way to look at fight, flight or freeze
  • Understanding how we communicated growing up affects us now
  • And much more!

For more information on our guest, and for the episode links visit: https://idopodcast.com/323

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Oct 20, 2021
322: Come Here To Me
51:41

This is Fig's third time on the show, and it's his first time joining with his wonderful wife, Teale! Today we talk about what it's like to be married to a therapist and their experiences in couples counseling together. We discuss their new podcast, Come Here to Me, where they openly discuss their therapy sessions from the perspective of a husband and wife team who are both professional therapists themselves!

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The importance of managing expectations in a relationship
  • How present moment processing can help you resolve conflict better
  • Understanding that it takes two people to co-create a relationship issue
  • How to prevent the same cycles of disconnect and conflict
  • Why you need to stop trying to determine who hurt who first
  • And much more!

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Oct 13, 2021
321: Prioritize Yourself To Improve Your Relationship
44:32

Prioritizing yourself and improving your self confidence will help you improve your relationship. Listen to today's show to learn things you can be doing with yourself to help create a better relationship today!

In this episode with Dr. Sheva Assar, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding the difference between prioritizing yourself and selfishness
  • How to identify your values and share them with your partner
  • Identifying underlying needs and conflict resolution with your partner
  • How to improve your self talk and self confidence
  • Practices for self compassion
  • And much more!

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Oct 06, 2021
320: The Influence Of Color On Your Life And Relationships
40:17

The colors and layouts of your living spaces can have a profound effect on your personal emotional state and on your relationship. Listen to today's show to learn how color and design influences your life and how to use it to improve your world!

In this episode with Mehnaz Khan, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The effect light and dark colors can have on your mood
  • The best colors to paint your bedroom walls
  • How to organize your bedroom for the most comfort and intimacy
  • Why it's not a good idea to have reflective surfaces in your bedroom
  • How to orient your bedroom and home office spaces
  • And much more!

For more information on our guest, and for the episode links visit: https://idopodcast.com/320

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! – Chase & Sarah

Sep 29, 2021
319: Get On The Same Page With Your Finances
38:03

Money is one of the top things that couples fight about in their relationships. Listen to today's show to learn how to get on the same page with your partner about finances, and learn the practical steps needed to create a bright financial future. 

In this episode with Amy Scott, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The importance of listening to your partner's feelings around finances without judgement
  • Questions to ask your partner and yourself about money and your relationship to it
  • Three practical steps to get on the right track with your partner and your finances
  • How to plan, save and spend your money as a couple
  • How to navigate disagreements surrounding your finances
  • And much more!

For more information on our guest, and for the episode links visit: https://idopodcast.com/319

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! – Chase & Sarah

Sep 22, 2021
318: Self Love To Improve Your Relationship
40:12

Improving your relationship often starts with improving yourself. Working on our self love, body love and self acceptance will have many positive benefits not only for yourself but for your relationship. Listen to today's show to learn how to treat yourself better!

In this episode with Tanja Shaw, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to simply allow ourselves to be good enough
  • The important distinction between self acceptance and complacency
  • How to change negative self talk
  • How to lose weight and love yourself as you are
  • The magic of striving joyfully toward a goal
  • And much more!

For more information on our guest, and for the episode links visit: https://idopodcast.com/318

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! – Chase & Sarah

Sep 15, 2021
317: How To Have A Peaceful Divorce or Separation
48:15

Unfortunately, relationships sometimes end in separation and divorce. They don't always have fairytale endings and that's OK. The important thing is to try your best, to continue to grow and to love yourself and your partners. In today's episode we share some personal news, as well as dive into the details of how to separate or divorce in the best, most loving way possible.

In this episode with Lissy Abrahams, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to detangle your lives through a separation or divorce
  • The importance of integrity and respect during the divorce process
  • How to communicate productively with your ex
  • Understanding your ego and its role in your decision to separate or divorce
  • Important questions to ask yourself if you're thinking about separation or divorce
  • How to co-parent in the best way possible
  • And much more!

For more information on our guest, and for the episode links visit: https://idopodcast.com/317

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! – Chase & Sarah

Sep 08, 2021
316: How To Deal With Anxiety And Perfectionism
40:56
We are complicated creatures with all kinds of feelings and neurosis. Anxiety and perfectionism are two areas that affect many individuals personally and in their relationships. Listen to today's show to better understand anxiety and perfectionism in order to improve yourself and your relationship. 
 
In this episode with Dr. Ellen Hendricksen, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • How to identify signs of anxiety and perfectionism
  • The three root causes of perfectionism
  • How to navigate perfectionist tendencies and grow to a more positive place of self love
  • The importance of putting action first when trying to make changes in your life
  • Understanding that our relationships are an experiment and the value in taking this approach
  • And much more!

For more information on our guest, and for the episode links visit: https://idopodcast.com/316

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Sep 01, 2021
315: The Impact Of Family Dynamics On Relationships
32:15

Most of our issues in relationships come from patterns we've learned from our family. If we can better understand these patterns, and where they came from, we can begin to heal ourselves and relate better to others. Listen to today's show to learn how to do this!

In this episode with Tracy McMillan, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How issues in our current relationships can come from our childhood
  • How to identify the major pain points that you need to work on in your individual development
  • Attachment theory and why it's important to understand you and your partner's attachment styles
  • The importance of self regulating under uncertainty
  • And much more!

For more information on our guest, and for the episode links visit: https://idopodcast.com/315

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! – Chase & Sarah

Aug 26, 2021
314: Improve Your Relationship And Become The Best Version Of Yourself
45:17

Many people might think about how they can change their partner in order to improve their relationship. However, the best way to start improving your relationship is to start with yourself! Listen to today's show to learn how to improve yourself to improve your relationship.

In this episode with Dr. Carla Manly, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to know and make friends with yourself
  • The danger of trying to please everyone else in your life
  • How to support your partner and grow together
  • Learning to be empathetic and listen well in your relationship
  • Identifying your resistance to growth and connection
  • And much more!

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! – Chase & Sarah

Aug 18, 2021
313: The Path To A Soulful Relationship
41:43
Developing a deep connection with a partner does not just happen on its own like the movies may lead us to believe. The path to a soulful relationship takes deliberate effort, and the rewards can be beautiful. Listen to today's episode to learn how to develop more meaningful relationship connection. 
 
In this episode with Dr. Chelsea Wakefield, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • How we progress from enchantment to disconnection in our relationship
  • Using relationships as a path for personal growth
  • The importance of not projecting onto your partner
  • How to avoid the drama triangle that is common in relationships
  • How to do things out of generosity and not obligation
  • And much more!

For more information on our guest, and for the episode links visit: https://idopodcast.com/313

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! – Chase & Sarah

Aug 12, 2021
312: Key Factors For Relationship Success
39:32

Relationships take work and sometimes we want an easy answer to our relationship issues. The secret is there is no secret! There are many factors that lead to successful relationships. Listen to today's show to understand some of the key factors for relationship success according to a relationship therapist who's been practicing and married for 27 years.

In this episode with Colin Wilford, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding how personalities shape our relationships
  • Daily communication suggestions you can implement now
  • The importance of cultivating empathy to improve your relationship
  • How egocentric behaviors can bring your relationship down
  • How to share a life but not lose your independence
  • Changing your perspective when in conflict with your partner
  • And much more!

For more information on our guest, and for the episode links visit: https://idopodcast.com/312

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! – Chase & Sarah

Aug 09, 2021
311: Love Lockdown
35:56

We can learn a lot from the relationships of other people. The trials and tribulations of relationships are not always unique to you, so there's a lot of value in sharing and learning about other relationships. The relationships of those who are incarcerated can provide a unique lens through which we can look at our own relationship. Listen to today's show to hear from Elizabeth Greenwood, an investigative journalist who spent 5 years interviewing and investigating dating, sex and marriage in America's prisons.

In this episode with Elizabeth Greenwood, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Listen to what Elizabeth learned most about her own relationship from those she wrote about
  • What it's like to go to a prison wedding
  • The challenges of prison relationships and what we can learn from them
  • The unique ways we can learn to express love to our partner
  • How prison relationships can inspire us to create longing and desire
  • And much more!

For more information on our guest, and for the episode links visit: https://idopodcast.com/311

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! – Chase & Sarah

Jul 30, 2021
310: Improving Intimacy With Yourself And Your Partner
36:52
Intimacy is an important part of any successful relationship. However, it's not always strictly about how intimate you are with your partner. Intimacy with yourself can be just as important. Listen to today's show to learn how to cultivate the different types of intimacy in your life. 
 
In this episode with Dr. April Brown, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • Learn the importance of loving yourself and how to do it
  • How to deal with negative thoughts in the most productive way
  • Developing spiritual intimacy and listening to your inner voice
  • How to develop deeper intimacy with your partner
  • And much more!

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Jul 27, 2021
309: The Psychology Of Forgiveness
40:59

Learning to forgive your partner, friends and family is a core component to living a life free of resentment, anger and unhappiness. Listen to today's show to learn about forgiveness, and how to do it better.

In this episode with Dr. Robert Enright, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding the paradox of forgiveness
  • Learn the roadmap to forgiveness that's based on decades of research
  • How to get rid of resentment on the path to forgiving
  • What happens when we don't forgive
  • Understanding that forgiving is not just 'moving on'
  • And much more!

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Jul 18, 2021
308: Loneliness And Relationships
42:08

Loneliness is something that many people encounter, even if they are surrounded by friends, family and in a good relationship. Listen to today's show to learn how to cope with loneliness in yourself or in your partner.

In this episode with Hannah Rose, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understand how loneliness can manifest in ourselves
  • The importance of learning what might be blocking you from connecting with others
  • Loneliness from a lack of authentic relationships
  • How to get over blockages to connection with others
  • How to understand that you are worthy of love and belonging
  • And much more!

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Jul 12, 2021
307: How To Thrive In Your Relationship When You Have Kids
45:01

Relationships take work, and so do children! Parenting can put a lot of strain and stress on your relationship and it's important to understand the best ways to navigate being a great parent and keeping your relationship healthy. Listen to today's show to learn how to thrive in your relationship and as a parent.

In this episode with Erwan and Alicia Davon, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The importance of recognizing how parenting can dominate your relationship
  • How to ask questions of your partner to help the relationship grow even when you have kids
  • How to communicate with your partner in front of your kids
  • Understanding how masculine and feminine energies impact your relationship and parenting
  • And much more!

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Jun 30, 2021
306: Overcoming A Sexless Marriage
34:15

We often think the experts have everything figured out in their relationships and marriages. The reality is they're just like most people! They share the same struggles, argue about who cleans the dishes and get on each other's nerves. Listen to today's show to learn from Dr. Heather Barto's experience in a sexless marriage.

In this episode with Dr. Heather Bartos, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • What to do when your partner wants to stop having sex
  • The importance of taking ownership for our roles in relationship issues
  • How to not be a victim in a sexless relationship
  • How to bring sex back into your relationship
  • Why the biggest sex organ is the brain
  • And much more!

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Jun 25, 2021
305: Understanding Divorce To Improve Relationships
48:57

Unfortunately, divorce is a part of many peoples lives. Denying this fact will not serve us and can actually hurt relationships. Listen to today's show to better understand the different types of divorces, and how to navigate divorce in the best way possible. Whether you're going through a divorce, are the child of divorced parents, a friend to someone going through a divorce or are in a happy relationship, there's a lot of value in today's episode.

In this episode with Bruce Fredenburg and Carol Hughes, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to go through a divorce that is family and person focused
  • Collaborative divorce and why it's the best kind of divorce
  • How to support someone you know going through a divorce
  • Navigating divorce when children are involved
  • How to maintain relationships on the other side of a divorce
  • And much more!

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Jun 18, 2021
304: Ask Hard Questions To Improve Your Relationship
38:29

Susan Piver is the author of the classic relationship book, The Hard Questions. On today's show we talk with Susan about how she came up with the questions in the book, which questions are her favorite, the value of asking questions to ourselves and our partners and much more!

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Why you should start with your deal breakers when asking hard questions to your partner
  • Which specific questions you can ask your partner to get to know them better
  • Questions that can reveal the deeper character of your partner
  • The importance of understanding the underlying meaning behind questions and answers
  • And much more!

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Jun 09, 2021
303: Understanding The Different Reasons We Have Sex
38:29

The more we understand our biology and psychology, the better we can show up in our relationships. Listen to today's show to better understand the reasons we have sex, and how to use this knowledge to improve our relationships.

In this episode with Carolin Hauser, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn about our two ingrained programs for sex and how understanding each can lead to a better sex life
  • Why the dopamine high after orgasm might not be the best thing for your sex life
  • Bonding based love making and it's benefits
  • How moving away from touching your partner can actually improve your sex life
  • Loving our partner unconditionally through bonding based sex
  • And much more!

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Jun 02, 2021
302: Understanding Emotional Vulnerability
38:31

Being vulnerable in your relationship can bring more connection and intimacy. However, it's not great to simply always try to be vulnerable. Learn about all the positives and negatives of vulnerability in today's show!

In this episode with Dr. Ray and Jean Kadkhodaian, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding the six stages of emotional vulnerability
  • Why you should set certain times to discuss your vulnerabilities
  • The importance of time for reflection during conflict to avoid reactivity
  • Journaling to help open up to your partner
  • How to be a witness to your partners' vulnerability
  • How your relationship can help heal childhood wounds
  • And much more!

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May 31, 2021
301: How To Get Out Of Your Monkey Mind
45:16

Overthinking, rumination and other negative thought patterns can drive us crazy in our personal lives and relationships. Listen to today's show to learn how to get out of your monkey mind and start living a happier, healthier life!

In this episode with JF Benoist, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Releasing the judgement that emotions can equal weakness
  • Understanding how we get triggered by our conditioning
  • How our emotions are created
  • Why underneath every emotion is a belief about who we are
  • Connecting to our body to help get out of our mind
  • Breaking the pattern of negativity when we react out of feelings of not being safe
  • How to build resilience in ourselves
  • And much more!

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May 23, 2021
300: Dealing With Intimacy Problems In Your Relationship
39:17

We all want to have more intimate and connected relationships. Listen to today's show to learn some great tools to improve intimacy in your relationship.

In this episode with Mitchell Smolkin we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to deal with some of the first fights you have in your relationship
  • The importance of understanding that it's normal to have conflict in your relationship
  • How to communicate your fears with your partner and show vulnerability
  • How to bring up and deal with difficult feelings
  • Tools for repairing after relationship conflict
  • And much more!

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May 14, 2021
299: Psychological Barriers To Great Sex
38:57

Your sex life can be an important part of a healthy and happy relationship. Listen to today's show to learn great tools to improve your sex life and your relationship.

In this episode with Dr. Nazanin Moali, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn how emotional challenges outside of the bedroom can affect your sex life
  • How to combat sexual boredom in long term relationships
  • Asking your partner what turns them on
  • How to communicate most effectively about sex in your relationship
  • Understanding the importance of depositing positivity into your relationship bank account
  • And much more!

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May 07, 2021
298: Amazing Tools For Better Communication
55:08

We can't talk about communication enough on this show. It's a core tenant of any relationship in our lives. Listen to today's show to get great tips for improving your communication skills from two legends in the field of relationships.

In this episode with Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen Hunt, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to start a conversation so it goes as smoothly as possible
  • The importance of reflecting back to your partner when they are communicating with you
  • How to let your defenses down during communication
  • Why we may act awful when we're scared
  • Two amazing relationship improvement exercises you can apply today
  • And much more!

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Apr 28, 2021
297: The Art of Love
47:26

Finding love and a fulfilling relationship is much more of an art than a science. Listen to today's show to learn the art of love!

In this episode with Dr. John Demartini, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The important differences between love fantasies and real love
  • Being true to yourself to attract true love
  • Why many people are frightened to be alone because they are not loving themselves
  • Understanding what to look for in your 'soulmate'
  • The importance of owning the traits we most dislike about ourselves
  • Critical questions to ask yourself about your partner
  • And much more!

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Apr 24, 2021
296: Understanding Your Love Archetype
41:42

Throughout our life, patterns emerge in how we relate to others. If we can understand these patterns, and ourselves, we can have better, more fulfilling relationships. Listen to today's show to learn about the different love archetypes, and how to apply this understanding to your personal life and relationships.

In this episode with Coltrane Lord, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • A brief overview of different kinds of love archetypes
  • How to communicate and express our most authentic selves
  • Understanding all of the roles we play in our life and how relationships can be a lab for knowing the self better
  • How to feel into what you truly desire
  • How we can transform through our relationships
  • And much more!

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Apr 18, 2021
295: How To Prevent Sex From Dying Out In Your Relationship
48:42

There seems to be a preconceived inevitability of the sex dying out in long term relationships. Sometimes it's a bang, sometimes it goes out with a fizzle. But it doesn't have to be that way! Listen to today's show to learn how to keep the spark alive in long term relationships.

In this episode with Irene Fehr, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understand why sex often dies out in relationships
  • The three types of sex and why they're important to comprehend
  • Why you want to work toward connected sex where sex flows easily
  • How to talk about sex in your relationship
  • Avoiding reading too much into the "no's" in your sex life
  • And much more!

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Apr 09, 2021
294: Manifesting Our Desires And Understanding Our Emotions
47:17

Understanding how our emotions are made up of energy can help us better navigate our life and relationships. Listen to today's show to gain a deeper understanding for how to cultivate better energy in our lives.

In this episode with Dr. Melanie Dean, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding energy fields, how our emotions are made of energy and how much of what we communicate with energy is out of our awareness
  • Can you be upset and still put out good energy?
  • How to dig under your emotions to understand what you're really feeling
  • How to interrupt the flow of negative emotions
  • The power of positive thinking
  • Tapping into your intuition to discover what it is you truly desire
  • And much more!

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Mar 31, 2021
293: Things To Know Before Getting Married
47:59

From prenups to how to navigate blended families, understanding the complete landscape of marriage can help you deal with it's challenges. Listen to today's show to learn valuable tools to use before, during and even after marriage!

In this episode with Sabrina Shaheen Cronin, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Important questions to ask yourself before getting married
  • Why it's critical to be happy and content with who you are before getting married
  • How to communicate around that awkward conversation around prenuptial agreements
  • Navigating second marriages, children and blended families
  • How to allow expression of feelings from your kids and partners in blended families
  • And much more!

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Mar 27, 2021
292: Understanding Personality Types To Improve Your Relationships
45:04

Everyone has a unique personality, and things tend to get complicated when we try to combine our unique personality with our partner's unique personality. The better we can understand personality types, the better we can relate with others. Listen to today's show to better understand the different personality types, and how they can interact.

In this episode with Nate & Kaley Klemp, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How understanding personality types can help you extend empathy to your partner
  • The 9 personality types according the the Enneagram model
  • Understanding the personality patterns of yourself and your partner
  • How to cultivate radical generosity toward your partner
  • Creating more empathy in your relationship
  • And much more!

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Mar 23, 2021
291: How To Cultivate Passion In Your Relationship
53:32

What does passion look like in your relationship? Are you disappointed that the passion you once had seems to have faded away? Listen to today's show to learn what to expect passion to look like in your relationship, and how to cultivate it in a healthy way.

In this episode with Dr. Cheryl Fraser, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn what healthy passion in a relationship looks like
  • Different types of desire in relationships and between sexes
  • How to cultivate passion and excitement in a long term relationship
  • What to do when one partner wants to improve the relationship and the other does not
  • The importance of creating a mind of novelty
  • And much more!

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Mar 11, 2021
290: How To Build Spiritual, Mental And Emotional Strength
52:56

The foundation to any good relationship starts from within. If we work on ourselves then we will be able to attract better partners, improve existing relationships and have a happier life. Listen to today's show to learn how to build a strong personal foundation that will help you improve all of the relationships in your life.

In this episode with Dr. Mike Fraizer, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to understand spiritual strength and cultivate it in our lives
  • The importance of developing a strong sense of purpose and the steps to help you do it
  • How to start on a spiritual path if you don't have one
  • Learn how to develop emotional strength in yourself and encourage your partner to do so as well
  • Understanding our thoughts and feelings in order to improve our relationships
  • And much more!

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Mar 09, 2021
289: Ensure Your Relationship Outlasts The Honeymoon Stage
39:47

The early stages of relationships feel easy and great all of the time. Arguments rarely happen, and it's all rainbows and butterflies. However, these warm and fuzzy feelings won't last forever. In today's episode, you'll learn how to make your relationship last past the honeymoon stage.

In this episode with Neil Wilkie, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding the 6 critical components of a relationship
  • The importance of commitment in your relationship
  • How to communicate like a pro
  • The key component of connection with your partner
  • How to create more fun in your relationship
  • Why growth and trust are critical to a lasting relationship
  • And much more!

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Feb 24, 2021
288: Mastering Online Dating
45:57

Finding love is hard in the best of times. Throw in a pandemic, hookup culture and societal pressures, and finding a great partner can feel like an overwhelming task. Listen to today's show to learn how to approach this new way of dating in the best way possible.

In this episode with Damona Hoffman, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Why you should develop a Covid dating strategy
  • How to create a profile that will lead to good potential partners
  • Tools to help navigate first date awkwardness
  • Visualization exercises to help you find a great partner
  • Cultivating abundance in order to succeed in your dating life
  • And much more!

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Feb 19, 2021
287: Singles Guide To Sex, Dating And Happiness
42:37

The single life can be just as rewarding as being in a relationship. However, sometimes it can feel like all you want to do is to be in a happy relationship! Listen to today's show to learn how to happily navigate life as a single person.

In this episode with Dr. Megan Stubbs, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn how to be okay with being single
  • How to avoid the hookup culture and connect with others online
  • Understand the benefits of being single
  • The importance of understanding your deal breakers and communicating them to potential partners
  • How to create sexual satisfaction with yourself
  • Asking the important questions of what will truly make you happy
  • And much more!

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Feb 10, 2021
Spice Up Your Sex Life This Valentine's Day!
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Feb 07, 2021
286: Understand Your Feelings To Improve Your Relationship
44:29
The more we understand our feelings and where they are coming from, the more we can improve ourselves personally and in a relationship. Listen to today's show and learn the tools to do this important practice. 
 
In this episode with Bill OHerron, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • Understanding how you feel and healing negative feelings
  • Tools to help you relax when you are experiencing negative emotions
  • How to relate and express vulnerability with your partner
  • Learning to accept our negative feelings
  • And much more!

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Feb 05, 2021
285: How Gratitude Can Strengthen Your Relationship
40:26

Expressing gratitude can act as 'medicine' to improve your life and your relationships. Listen to this show to learn how to implement a gratitude practice into your life to start reaping the benefits today!

In this episode with Najma Khorrami, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn exactly what gratitude is and why it's important
  • How to show gratitude towards your partner with specific actions and ideas
  • Expressing gratitude when you're in a rough patch
  • How gratitude is a gateway for other positive emotions
  • How gratitude can create a positive buffer from negative emotions
  • And much more!

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Jan 29, 2021
284: How To Create Real Change In Your Relationship
49:21

If you've made it to this podcast description, you're obviously trying to improve your relationship. Tools to improve your relationship are great, but they mean nothing without action. Listen to today's show to learn how to concretely improve your relationship by actually implementing and using the tools you learn on our podcast and elsewhere.

In this episode with Dr. Joli Hamilton, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding the difference between wanting things to be different and actually acting on them
  • Specific step-by-step exercises to translate relationship improvement tools into action
  • Using an object to pass back-and-forth to help improve communication
  • Dealing with a partner who is withholding communication from you
  • Recognizing the seasons of your relationship and how to communicate accordingly
  • And much more!

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Jan 22, 2021
283: Are You In A One-Sided Relationship?
34:57

Relationships come in many shapes and forms. One-sided relationships can often emerge and rear their ugly heads during our lives. Listen to today's show to identify if you're in a one-sided relationship, and learn the steps to navigate out of it with your partnership intact.

In this episode with April Eldemire, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn how to identify if you're in a one-sided relationship
  • How to do a relationship inventory with your partner to help balance out your relationship
  • Communicating with your partner if you feel you're in a one-sided relationship
  • Signs you may be enabling your partner in a one sided relationship
  • Understanding your needs and what makes you happy
  • And much more!

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Jan 15, 2021
282: Using Hypnosis To Improve Your Relationship
42:40

Hypnosis may conjure up ideas of a swinging clock and a con man trying to trick you into giving him your watch. However, hypnosis as a tool for real change in our lives has decades of science-backed research and effectiveness. In fact, it can even be used to improve your relationship. Listen to today's show to learn how hypnosis and its techniques can improve your relationship.

In this episode with Doug Sands, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn the benefits of hypnosis and the science behind it
  • How unconscious triggers can be reprogrammed using hypnosis
  • Changing your habits through hypnosis
  • Understanding how we create stories of our lives and relationships that may be far from the reality we are experiencing
  • Take a hypnotic test drive on Doug's Instagram page
  • And much more!

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Dec 31, 2020
281: Co-Parenting During The Holidays And Beyond
41:08

Divorced parents face many challenges when it comes to raising their kids as co-parents. Listen to today's show to learn how to cooperate with your ex to help raise your kids the best way possible —all while maintaining your sanity and civility with your former partner.

In this episode with Kristen Scarlett, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The importance of always putting your children first and providing consistency in both households
  • Understanding that new partners do not replace either parent
  • How to navigate the holidays as co-parents
  • The importance of planning new traditions for your kids
  • Letting go of attachments to ideas you may have around the holidays
  • And much more!

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Dec 26, 2020
280: Using Relationship Friction To Your Advantage
45:23

Conflict and friction are inevitable aspects of any human relationship. Understanding how to deal with conflict and even use it to your advantage can help you navigate your relationship better. Listen to today's episode to learn how.

In this episode with Bill O'Herron, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The importance of understanding where the most friction in your relationship is coming from
  • How friction can be a catalyst for growth
  • The importance of creating healing for ourselves so we don't pass along the pain to future generations
  • Listening to your body to feel where your negative emotions resonate and how to deal with them
  • How to deal with negative emotions
  • And much more!

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Dec 18, 2020
279: Relational Self Awareness
40:10

Relationships require us to look at ourselves and work to understand our past and how it shapes us today. We often get caught up in what we want, need and expect from our partner, but need to look within first. Listen to today's show to learn how to do this important work.

In this episode with Dr. Alexandra Solomon, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to look at our family system and how we were raised to understand how it can affect the present
  • Understanding what happens inside of us when our partner annoys or bothers us
  • Writing exercise that will help you gain a deeper understanding of a present conflict
  • How to become an ally for our partners healing
  • How the healthiest and happiest relationships function best
  • And much more!

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Dec 18, 2020
Best Holiday Toys For You And Your Partner
05:16

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Dec 16, 2020
278: Finding Pleasure In Your Relationship And With Yourself
47:14
Relationships and life can take up a lot of our time and energy. It's important to find the time for pleasure in your life even when a busy schedule may make it seem impossible. Listen to today's show to learn the tools for finding pleasure and improving your relationship. 
 
In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • How to create a mindset shift and find more pleasure in your life
  • Understanding what it is that you truly want and asking your partner for it
  • Dealing with "Mom guilt" and taking time for yourself
  • How to communicate what you want assertively and effectively
  • The importance of asking for the whole of what you want and not just a part of it
  • And much more!

Dr. Jordin Wiggins is a Naturopathic Doctor, entrepreneur, women’s sexual health disruptor and author. She is revolutionizing the way we deliver, educate and talk about sexual health, wellness and pleasure for women. She also owns and operates Health Over All, the Premier Naturopathic Wellness Clinic for Women in Toronto. Dr. Wiggins is an expert on hormone and mood imbalance, libido, bio-marker testing and providing individualized health care so that her patients see results and are empowered to take control of their own journey to optimal health.

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Dec 03, 2020
277: Wired For Love 
52:40

The fundamental building blocks of love come from deep inside of us. Love can cause great joy, but also great pain in our lives. The more we understand ourselves and our partner, the better we can love and be loved. Listen to today's show to learn how to navigate love and relationships. 

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • Learn why and how we are wired for love from an early age
  • Why it can hurt so much if we feel like our partner is not there for us
  • How attachment theory shapes our relationships
  • Learn one of the most important things you can ask yourself when dealing with difficulties in your relationship
  • How to communicate with your partner during conflict or disconnection
  • And much more!

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Nov 26, 2020
276: Being Selfish To Improve Your Relationship
42:19

Sounds too good to be true, huh? Well, the title of the show may be a little tongue in cheek, but there's a way to frame how you operate in your relationship that can help take it to a better place. Listen to today's show to learn how to be a little selfish in order to improve your relationship.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The importance of understanding that we cannot and should not be trying to change our partner
  • Understanding that if you create change in yourself you can help change your relationship
  • How to communicate in order to create positive relationship change
  • Working together with your partner to find solutions to your problems
  • How we pattern intimate relationships from our childhood
  • And much more!

Dr. Laura Dabney has been a psychiatrist in Virginia Beach, VA for over twenty years. Her psychiatric expertise has been featured on radio, podcasts, websites and in print media. She consults for a number of large institutions, including the Virginia Veterans Administration Medical Center. She received her MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School and has been Board Certified in Psychiatry. Dr. Dabney’s patients come for many reasons, including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, and toxic relationships. Yet, despite the problems that brought them through her door, they describe her in the same terms, again and again, calling her warm, knowledgeable, and committed to their success.

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Nov 20, 2020
275: Communication In Relationships
39:23
We talk about communication in relationships a lot on this show and for a good reason. Communication is one of the pillars of creating a successful relationship, and it's not always easy to do! Listen to today's show to learn how to communicate in your marriage or relationship. 
 
In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • Understanding that communication is not all about talking. There's a reason we have two ears and one mouth!
  • How to become a better listener to improve your relationship
  • How to help your partner become better at communication by modeling good behavior
  • Learning how to communicate when you have a busy life
  • The importance of communicating your expectations and knowing the type of person we are
  • And much more!

Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen is congregational rabbi and a marital therapist in NY. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School and University of N. Texas (Jerusalem branch) and is often published in various periodicals and magazines.

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Nov 11, 2020
274: How To Repair Your Fractured Family Relationships Today
47:17
Over 25% of Americans are experiencing an estrangement with a loved one or family member. This can negatively impact your romantic relationship and overall well-being. After years of studying family estrangement and rigorous research, Dr. Karl Pillemer has been able to find the common reasons families become estranged, and how they successfully repair these fractures. Through interviews with over 100 families who have repaired an estranged relationship, Karl has unique insights and knowledge to help us repair fractured relationships, and live a happier, healthier life.
 
In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • How to deal with difficult and problematic in-law relationships
  • Steps to take to repair a fractured relationship with a family member or loved one
  • How to mend an estrangement and start having a better relationships with your family and friends
  • Why fractured families can negatively affect your romantic relationship and how to prevent this
  • Why coming to agreements and resolutions with estranged family members is not necessary to repair an estranged relationship
  • And much more!

Dr. Karl Pillemer is Professor of Human Development at Cornell University. A world-renowned family sociologist, he spent five years studying processes of estrangement and reconciliation in families. His just-published book, Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them, provides strategies and tips for healing family rifts.

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Nov 04, 2020
273: How Judgement Shapes Our Lives And Relationships
46:39

Judgement permeates our lives and we typically don't realize its large day-to-day impact. Listen to today's show to understand how judgement shapes our interactions with others, and how this understanding can improve our relationships.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How judgement shapes our lives and the interchanges we have with the people in our lives
  • Judgements' role in our romantic relationships and the importance of fully understanding how we judge
  • Why the closer we are to someone, the more we judge them
  • How to communicate with your partner without negative judgements
  • Why praise is a judgement that can sometimes be a negative remark for your partner
  • How to praise your partner in the most productive ways
  • And much more!

Terri Apter is a psychologist and writer and Fellow Emerita at the
University of Cambridge. Her work explores the secret worlds of family dynamics. She has authored many books including The Confident Child, which was awarded the Delta Kappa Gamma International Educator's Prize and Altered Loves, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her most recent book, Passing Judgment: praise and blame in everyday life, highlights how daily exposure to praise and blame impacts on our relationships, from social media to marriage.

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Oct 29, 2020
272: Understanding Our Sexual Needs For A Better Relationship
38:44

We all have ideal sexual ideas for what we'd like to see in our relationship. Often these ideals are not met, or understood, resulting in relationship issues. Listen to today's show to learn how to identify your sexual needs, communicate them with your partner and improve your relationship. 

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • What to do when you're sexually dissatisfied in your relationship
  • Why sexuality can disproportionately affect relationship satisfaction
  • Understanding your sexual ideals and communicating them with your partner
  • Learning about yourself as a sexual being in order to improve the sex in your relationship
  • Why society sometimes minimizes our sexual needs
  • And much more!

Dr. David Ley is a psychologist and sex therapist who has appeared in the New York Times, The Daily Show, Playboy Magazine, as well as publishing numerous books and research articles on sexual issues.

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Oct 23, 2020
271: The 5 Core Conversations For Couples
47:11

When your husband is a divorce lawyer, and you're a family therapist, you learn a lot about relationship dynamics. Julie and David Bulitt share the knowledge they've learned through their personal and professional lives in order to help us create better relationships. Listen to today's show to learn the five core conversations couples can discuss in order to improve their relationship today!

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The importance of remembering why you connected with your partner in the first place
  • How to handle conflicts around money and downsizing during tough financial times
  • What Julie and David have learned about themselves as a couple parenting 4 daughters
  • How we can take comfort in the struggles of other couples
  • Why sex is one of the primary complaints they hear from couples in their professional lives
  • The importance of making time for ourselves in a relationship
  • And much more!

A licensed clinical social worker, Julie Bulitt has spent more than 25 years working with individuals, couples and families. Her private practice focuses on family, couples and individual therapy, she also serves as in house therapist at The Discovery Channel in Silver Spring Maryland.

David Bulitt is a partner in the Washington DC Metro law firm of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA. For more than a decade, he has been chosen as one of the Washington area’s top divorce lawyers by multiple publications. He has particular interest in families with special needs children as a result of personal experiences in his own family.

David and Julie have been married for 34 years. They have four daughters, two of whom are biological and two adopted, and three grandchildren.

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Oct 20, 2020
270: Surrounded By Others And Yet So Alone
45:25

How is it that we can have a partner, friends and family, and yet still feel alone? Loneliness is a real issue for many people whether or not they have others in their lives. Listen to today's show to learn how to deal with loneliness personally, or to help your partner with the issue.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How we can feel lonely even if we have other people in our lives
  • Combating loneliness based on your personality type
  • The differences between loneliness and chronic loneliness
  • Dealing with relationships that are unfulfilling
  • The importance of connection in our lives and how to cultivate better connections
  • And much more!

 

J.W. Freiberg holds a PhD from UCLA and a JD from Harvard Law School. He is the author of the prize-winning book Four Seasons of Loneliness: A Lawyer’s Case Stories and its recently published sequel, Surrounded by Others and Yet So Alone. After a decade as Assistant Professor at Boston University, and his subsequent service as President of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Freiberg held positions at several of Boston’s leading law firms, including serving for a decade as Chairman of Weston Patrick, Willard and Redding. For thirty years Freiberg’s law practice drew on his double training, enabling him to serve as Boston’s go-to attorney when interlinkage was needed between the law and psychiatric medicine, family law, victim services, and adoption / surrogacy practices.

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Oct 13, 2020
269: Combining Eastern And Western Medicine To Improve Your Relationship
42:21

Developing the best possible approach to improving your relationship and health is not always simple. Dr. Narveen Dosanjh uses a holistic approach combining both eastern and western philosophy to provide the best possible solutions to her patients. Listen to today's show to better understand the various approaches you can take to improving your well being.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding the biggest differences between eastern and western medicine
  • How to approach improving your relationship holistically
  • Working with a therapist who takes an intuitive healing approach
  • How and why you should integrate a spirituality practice into your relationship
  • And much more!

Dr. Narveen Dosanjh, a highly regarded holistic psychiatrist in Manhattan, NYC treats a wide variety of psychiatric conditions including various forms of depression and anxiety, bipolar, insomnia, ADHD, lifestyle and personal development issues aiming to improve patients overall health.

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Oct 02, 2020
268: Understanding And Sharing Our Truth
40:50

Relationships take work in the best of times, and COVID-19 has put an incredible amount of stress on relationships around the world. Listen to today's show to learn how to better understand our feelings, and how we're individually being affected by the pandemic. With this understanding, Linda shares tools to communicate our truths with our partner.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to identify exactly what we're feeling and the tools to share it with our partner
  • How to use journaling as a tool for introspection and growth
  • The best way to invite our partner for a discussion
  • Leading questions to engage your partner in check ins and why this can be extremely valuable
  • And much more!

Linda Bloom, L.C.S.W., is a psychotherapist and marriage counselors who teaches communication seminars and relationship workshops. She is the co-author of four books including 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married and Simple Lessons to Make Love Last. Linda and her husband, Charlie, offer educational and counseling services to individuals, couples, and organizations. They are regular teachers at Esalen institute and Kriaplu, and have 600 blogs on Psychology Today. They live and practice in Santa Cruz, California.

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Sep 23, 2020
267: Think Critically...Because You Don't Know Everything!
42:57

Critical thinking is an important skill to develop both individually and with your partner. With our current social and political stage, learning to think critically is more important than ever before. Learn tools to think critically and to talk to your partner about developing the skill together.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The practice of thinking critically and how it can be developed
  • Cultivating the idea that you don't know everything and can be wrong
  • Talking to your partner about cultivating critical thinking in your relationship
  • How to avoid reactivity and stay cool, calm and collected
  • And much more!

Dr. Christopher Dwyer is a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Health Sciences and Lecturer in the Center for Adult Learning and Professional Development at the National University of Ireland Galway. He is also the author of Critical Thinking: Conceptual Perspectives & Practical Guidelines, published by Cambridge University Press.

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Sep 17, 2020
266: Setting Relationship Goals and Making Intimacy a Priority
40:28

Relationship goals are not only a hashtag used on your friend Becky's page every other day with her "amazing" boyfriend. Relationship goals are something that can be an important tool to help really improve your life. Listen to today's show to learn how to make intimacy a priority in your relationship and set those very important relationship goals.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to get from knowing what you want to do in a relationship to actually doing it
  • Sharing your relationship goals with your partner
  • Why you should sometimes have sex before doing the dishes
  • Actionable tips to create more intimacy in your relationship
  • Understanding and communicating about your sexuality
  • And much more

Dr. Lyndsey Harper is an ob/gyn and the Founder and CEO of Rosy. She created Rosy out of frustration when she couldn’t find modern and accessible resources to help her many patients with common sexual health concerns and issues. Launched on Valentine's Day in 2019, Rosy is a platform dedicated to empowering women on their journey to sexual wellness. Dr. Harper has started important conversations about sexual health, partnering with over 2,700 doctors and therapists on Rosy, and launching the first telehealth platform specifically for women’s sexual health.

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Sep 14, 2020
265: Addressing Our Shame
44:43

Shame can be an emotion that takes a toll on us personally and in a relationship. Listen to today's show to learn how to address our shame or the shame our partner has toward themselves.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understand the important distinction between guilt and shame
  • How shame is formed and negatively affects our view of self
  • Accepting our vulnerabilities to release shame and improve our lives
  • Helping our partner navigate shame
  • Communicating with our partner about shame
  • And much more!

Dr. Margaret Rutherford has been a psychologist in private practice for over twenty-five years and is the author of Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism That Masks Your Depression which was published in November 2019.

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Sep 08, 2020
264: Relationship Magic, Awareness And Self Discovery
49:50

Relationships can be a beautiful vehicle to discover who we are and the possibilities of our lives. Our guest, Guy Finley, has a wealth of knowledge from his own 40-year marriage and shares amazing relationship insights and advice.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How we can discover who we are through our relationship
  • How Guy and his wife have never raised their voices at each other in their 40 year marriage
  • The importance of recognizing the pain within ourselves before lashing out at our partner
  • Communicating with our partner and how to handle constructive criticism
  • Renewing your relationship through the years
  • The importance of learning from our partner
  • And much more!

Guy Finley is the bestselling author of more than 45 books and audio albums on self-realization, including "The Secret of Letting Go," "The Essential Laws of Fearless Living," and his newest book "Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together." He is the founder and director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit Center for Spiritual Discovery located in southern Oregon. Guy is a faculty member at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York and at 1440 Multiversity.

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Aug 31, 2020
263: Using Attachment Theory to Understand Ourselves and Our Partner
45:05

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How we relate with our partner can be largely influenced by how we were attached to our parents as children. Listen to today's episode to better understand attachment theory, and how it can improve your relationship.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How attachment theory can help us understand our deepest feelings, needs, triggers and fears
  • What the different attachment styles mean for you and your partner
  • Healing how we attach with our partner
  • How our wounds can cause us to not see each other and the reality of a situation
  • Breaking negative cycles and exploring the underlying issues
  • And much more!

Jennifer Lehr is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the founder of WeConcile, an online program for committed couples seeking help, as well as an educator on the process of living, self-acceptance and stepping into your magic life.

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Aug 19, 2020
262: Parent Like A Pro and Keep Your Relationship Strong
41:32

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Parenting can create a lot of relationship stress even in the best of times. During a global pandemic, parenting can take on a whole other level of stress! Listen to today's episode to learn how to maintain your relationship, and parent like a pro during challenging times.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to communicate with your partner about parenting
  • The important practice of family check-ins
  • Managing screen time for your kids
  • How to talk with your kids about the pandemic
  • Helping your kids talk about their feelings
  • Why we don't always have to fix everything for our kids or partner
  • And much more!

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Dr. Rebecca Hershberg is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Little House Calls, which specializes in helping kids and parents confronting a range of common early childhood challenges. She has held leadership positions at a national nonprofit organization serving children and a hospital-based infant and toddler preventive mental health program, as well as taught in the Department of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her first book, The Tantrum Survival Guide: Tune In to Your Toddler’s Mind (and Your Own) to Calm the Craziness and Make Family Fun Again was published in October, 2018. Dr. Hershberg currently lives in lower Westchester with her husband and two young sons.

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Aug 12, 2020
261: Tools For Spiritual Growth
44:31
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Spirituality can be a valuable practice both individually, and in your relationship. Listen to today's show to understand how to cultivate a spiritual practice, and share it with your partner.
 
In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • How to use your relationship as a path to spiritual growth
  • How to start a spiritual path
  • The importance of not focusing on what's wrong in your relationship
  • Sacred sexuality and how to practice it in your relationship
  • Presence as a spiritual and sexual practice
  • And much more!

Catherine Auman, LMFT is a spiritual psychotherapist and the Director of The Transpersonal Counseling Center in Los Angeles, California. She has advanced training in traditional psychology, as well as the wisdom traditions. Catherine lived for a year at the Osho ashram in India, a full-time immersion in tantra and meditation, and studied and practiced tantra, love, sex, intimacy, and seduction with numerous teachers.

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Aug 05, 2020
260: Taking Responsibility For Ourselves
32:30
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It's easy to blame our partner or other external factors when dealing with relationship issues. However, we can only control ourselves and often need to look inward to address relationship issues. Listen to today's show to learn great relationship tips and how to take responsibility for ourselves.
 
In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • How to take responsibility for ourselves and not rely on our partners so much
  • Balancing how much we communicate our issues with partners
  • How to communicate with your partner who often puts their problems on to you
  • How to respond instead of react when communicating in your relationship
  • ++ BONUS++ round of questions for Love Tribe Members

Dr. Kathleen Smith is a licensed therapist and author of the book Everything Isn't Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety, and Finally Calm Down.

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Jul 29, 2020
259: Navigating Passive Aggressiveness In Relationships
32:18

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Passive aggressiveness is a destructive behavior with negative relationship impacts. Those who use this behavior are often not even aware of it. Listen to today's show to learn how to deal with passive aggressive behavior in your relationship.

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  • How and why individuals use passive aggressive behavior
  • How to communicate and deal with a partner who is passive aggressive
  • The importance of setting limits and boundaries with passive aggressive behavior
  • How to change passive aggressive behaviors
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Dr. Marni Feuerman is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in South Florida. She is a nationally recognized relationship and marriage expert with specialized training in couples’ therapy. Dr. Marni is a frequently quoted expert in the media and content contributor. She has written for HuffPo, VeryWell.com, Dr. Oz’s ShareCare and The Gottman Institute among others.

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Jul 23, 2020
258: Understanding Our Emotions For Better Relationships
47:56

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Understanding our emotions is a fundamental requirement for personal and relationship growth. Listen to today's episode to learn how to better understand your emotions, share with your partner and connect more deeply.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding how emotions work in the mind and body
  • How to work safely with our emotions and accept ourselves
  • The importance of learning how to tune into our body's sensations
  • How to deal with emotions like jealousy and process these emotions
  • How to communicate your emotions with your partner in the most productive ways
  • ++ BONUS++ round of questions for Love Tribe Members

Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW, is author of the critically acclaimed and two-time award-winning book, It’s Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self (Random House, Feb. 2018). She is a certified psychoanalyst and AEDP psychotherapist and supervisor. She has published articles in The New York Times, TIME, Oprah, Salon, and professional journals. Hendel also consulted on the psychological development of characters on AMC’s Mad Men. Hilary’s blog on emotions and how to use them for well being is read worldwide.

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Jul 12, 2020
257: Why Rocking The Relationship Boat Is Good
36:37

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Many people in relationships think they should 'not rock the boat' to keep things steady and to avoid conflict. However, this conservative approach to relationships can actually backfire. Listen to today's episode to understand why rocking the relationship boat can sometimes be good and necessary for a happy and healthy relationship.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Why it's important to not sweep issues under the rug instead of dealing with them
  • How we use distance and other negative behaviors to cope with relationships issues
  • Working to find the underlying issues in your relationship
  • How to create more intimacy in your relationship by communicating and rocking the boat
  • Why the average time of divorce is 7.5 years into a marriage
  • ++ BONUS++ round of questions for Love Tribe Members

Robert Taibbi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 45 years experience, primarily in community mental health working with couples and families as a clinician, supervisor and clinical director. His work is grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy and systems theory with a heavy emphasis on changing dysfunctional patterns and behaviors in everyday life.

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Jun 30, 2020
256: The New Monogamy
34:18

Most of us have an understanding of what traditional monogamy in relationships and marriage means. What if we worked toward a new monogamy where the rules were negotiated and not simply followed by outdated societal standards? Listen to today's show to learn what the new monogamy is all about.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • What are your assumptions about how a relationship will go?
  • The specialness of a relationship and what it means
  • Negotiating a new monogamy with your partner
  • Collaboratively negotiating with your partner around the relationship and fidelity
  • Understanding your own insecurities
  • And much more!

Dr. Catherine Aponte, author of “A Marriage of Equals: How to Achieve Balance in a Committed Relationship”, is a clinical psychologist who maintained a practice of clinical psychology for 30 years, emphasizing couples therapy. She also was Associate Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at Spalding University where she taught graduate psychology courses and supervised clinical students. She earned her MS and Psy.D. at Duke University and Spalding University respectively.

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Jun 24, 2020
255: Common Sexual Challenges And How To Overcome Them
43:08

Having sex is not as straight forward as it may seem, especially in long term relationships. Our personal sexual history, combined with another individual's personal sexual history, can make things quite complicated! Listen to today's show to learn how to navigate the sexual challenges that can arise in a relationship.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to deal with desire discrepancy and communicate in the most productive ways possible
  • Understanding the deeper reasons that you want sex in the first place
  • Becoming embodied in order to have better, more enjoyable sex
  • Experimenting with power dynamics in the bedroom
  • How to deal with bad sex
  • And much more!

Dr. Marianne Brandon is a clinical psychologist, author, and certified sex therapist with over 20 years experience helping adults create more satisfying intimate relationships.

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Jun 20, 2020
254: Money And Relationships
37:33

Finances can be a huge area of stress in your relationship. Now more than ever, it's important to understand your individual relationship with money, and how it can impact your relationships. Listen to today's show to learn how to deal with money, so it doesn't negatively affect your relationship.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to understand your personal relationship with money and communicate this with your partner
  • Tools to have productive conversation about finances with your partner
  • How to deal with the uncertainty and stress of COVID-19 on your finances and job
  • Real tips to deal with job and/or income loss during these times
  • And much more!

Full show notes and episode links at: https://idopodcast.com/254

Adam H. Kol, J.D. is a Couples Financial Counselor. He helps couples make sure that the money conversation doesn't get in the way, leaving them with more peace, love, and cash! Adam draws on over a decade of experience as a Certified Mediator, Communication Coach, and a former Tax Attorney and Financial Advisor. Adam received his law degree from Duke and a Master's in Tax Law from NYU.

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Jun 13, 2020
253: How To Have Better Sex Now!
37:23

Sex is an important part of any healthy relationship. Listen to this episode for some great new tips on how to improve your sex life, especially during these challenging times.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to improve your sex life if you're feeling anxious about the state of the world
  • The importance of distinguishing between facts and the stories we tell ourselves about the facts
  • Erotic triggers and how to use them to improve your sex life
  • How to communicate properly around issues of sexuality in your relationship
  • Using your imagination to play in the bedroom and create more eroticism
  • And much more!

Full show notes and episode links at: https://idopodcast.com/253

Sari Cooper LCSW-R is Founder & Director of The Center for Love and Sex in NYC, a private therapy and coaching group practice specializing in sexual issues for individuals and couples. Sari is a licensed individual, couples and AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist and AASECT-Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor who trains other therapists through online CE webinars and live workshops. She also runs Sex Esteem® groups for parents, women and men who are committed to developing more confidence and communication skills when it comes to dating, conscious coupling and parenting. She has been in private practice for over 25 years.

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Jun 04, 2020
252: Everything You Need To Know About Couples Therapy
53:41

In this episode, we talk about the different skills you need to know to improve your relationship. And one of the best ways, no matter what state it's in, is through couples therapy. Listen to today's show to learn what goes on during couples therapy and why you should start going!

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn the importance of going to therapy before things are 'bad'
  • How to work up the courage to start going to therapy or tell your partner that you want to start going
  • What to do if your partner won't go to therapy
  • Common misconceptions about couples therapy
  • The main goal of couples counseling
  • And much more!

Fiachra “Figs” O’Sullivan, is the Founder and Chief Empathy at Empathi, which provides step-by-step guidance for couples and individuals who care about their relationships. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and individuals, and a passionate entrepreneur, driven to change lives for the better.

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May 29, 2020
251: Strengthening Intimacy And Connection In Your Relationship
43:14

We all want to feel more connection and intimacy in our relationships. However, it's not always easy to understand how to make this happen. Listen to today's show for actionable tips to increase the connection and intimacy with your partner.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • What should intimacy look like in a relationship?
  • What to do if your partner has difficulty opening up to you to create more intimacy
  • Why we have different ideas of what intimacy is to us personally and the importance of understanding this
  • Actionable tools to create more intimacy and connection
  • How to discuss your desire for more intimacy with your partner
  • And much more!

Dr. Marisa T. Cohen is a relationship coach, relationship researcher, and teaches college-level psychology courses. She is the author of From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love, a book that relates relationship science research to everyday experiences and real relationship issues confronted by couples. She is also the author of Finding Love: The Scientific Take, a Psychology Today blog and Love Lessons, a Long Island Weekly newspaper column.

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May 21, 2020
250: Dealing With Uncertainty
38:44

Life is uncertain. Now, more than ever, we're collectively feeling the uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to today's how to get great tips for dealing with uncertainty both individually and in your relationship.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The importance of understanding that things are always uncertain
  • How to cultivate an acceptance of the uncertainty
  • Understanding how we process stress and uncertainty, and why you should share this with your partner
  • Why behind every criticism of your partner there is an unmet personal need
  • And much more!

Dana McNeil is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and is the founder of a group practice called The Relationship Place located in San Diego, California. Dana’s practice specializes in couples’ therapy and utilizes an evidence-based type of couples’ therapy which is known as the Gottman Method. Dana’s practice works with all types of relationship issues from pre-marital counseling, dealing with the aftermath of extra marital affairs, partners working through addiction recovery, military deployed families, parents of special needs children, LGBTQ, and polyamorous clients.

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May 15, 2020
249: All About Sex Therapy
46:37

Most of us have a rough idea what traditional couples therapy looks like. However, sex therapy for couples seems to be less well known. Listen to today's show to learn more about sex therapy and how it can help your relationship.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understand the key differences between sex therapy and regular couples therapy
  • The most common reasons couples go to sex therapy
  • Why all sex is group sex
  • Redefining sex in your relationship
  • Expanding your sexual menu
  • Men and women's different approaches to sex in the relationship
  • And much more!

Wendi L. Dumbroff is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Madison, NJ, where she specializes in individual, family, couples and sex therapy. She is a highly trained couple and sex therapist who provides a safe, non-judgmental and sex-positive environment. Dumbroff has extensive experience counseling individuals, families, and couples, around many different matters including; infidelity, lack of communication, depression, anxiety and all aspects of sexual issues. Highly intuitive, she honors the perspectives of each person in the room. She deeply believes therapy is a very courageous choice and a key to understanding un-useful patterns, which repeat in relationships.

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May 07, 2020
248: Co-Parenting and Sexuality
49:46

The new normal family dynamic is evolving and co-parenting plays a big role in many of these new situations. In today's episode, Dr. Lis tells us how to co-parent better and how to reduce the shame around sexuality for ourselves in our kids.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to co-parent more effectively
  • Dating new people when you have kids
  • How to talk about sexuality with your kids starting at a young age
  • Cognitive re-framing exercises when thinking about your own sexual story
  • And much more!

Dr. Lea Lis, M.D. “The Shameless Psychiatrist," is on a mission to help children and parents live without shame about their sexuality. Dr. Lis is a double board-certified adult and child psychiatrist who has worked with non-traditional family arrangements throughout her career and considers these families “the new normal.” Widespread social changes, along with a sex-saturated media and ongoing debates about the meaning of gender and sexuality, generate new challenges for parents of all kinds. Dr. Lis helps parents, children, and adolescents face these challenges and develop healthy, sex-positive attitudes and practices. During her training and residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York and New York University, as well as in her private psychiatric practice, Dr. Lis has developed expertise in working with modern families of all types.

Full show notes and episode links at: https://idopodcast.com/248

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Apr 30, 2020
247: The Seasons Of Your Relationship
48:47

Our relationships go through natural rhythms and cycles just as the rest of nature does. If you can understand that your relationship will go through different seasons, you can better navigate the changes. Listen to this episode to learn about the different seasons of your relationship and life.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Becoming aware of the patterns in nature and working with them in your relationship
  • Understanding that whatever is happening in your life will change
  • How we can personally change with the seasons of the year and throughout our lives
  • Why we shouldn't change too many things at once in our relationship
  • And much more!

John G. Cottone, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice; a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University; and a researcher with peer-reviewed publications in psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience. He is also the author of a personal growth book entitled "Who Are You? Essential Questions for Hitchhikers on the Road of Truth."

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Apr 23, 2020
246: How To Create Meaning, Purpose And Happiness In Your Relationship
45:56

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This show's title sounds like a big project, huh? Well, we believe it's definitely one worth pursuing! Listen to today's show to get the tools and information to start creating more meaning, purpose and happiness in your relationship today!

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to create meaning and reach goals in your relationship
  • Importance of not looking to your partner to make you happy
  • Building something bigger in your relationship
  • The two phases of our realities and the key to understanding each
  • How to keep things fresh in a long term relationship
  • And much more!

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Apr 17, 2020
245: Managing Stress & Anxiety During COVID-19
45:25

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You're not alone if the current crisis is causing you to feel stressed and anxious. Anxiety can manifest itself in many ways that prove detrimental to our own personal health, as well as our relationships. The sense of uncertainty, worrying about the future and the general demands of life are all forms of anxiety. Don’t let anxiety bog you down and negatively affect the relationship with yourself and your partner.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How anxiety can manifest as reactivity to your partner and how to change this to responsiveness
  • Why some anxiety can be good and how to best channel this energy
  • Becoming aware of your anxiety and taking steps to manage it
  • How to slow things down rather than approaching everything with a sense of urgency
  • How anxiety lives in the body and the physiological responses we can create to cope with our anxiety
  • And much more!

Dr. Denise Fournier is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist and coach in Miami, FL. Through her practice, Evergreen Therapy, she works with individuals and couples using an approach that blends modern research and Eastern philosophy. In addition to her work with clients, Denise is also an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University and a regular contributor to the Psychology Today.

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Apr 09, 2020
244: Love Is Not Enough
33:56

Mark Manson is a NYT bestselling author who has written books about hope, living a good life and now an audible original about love and relationships. Listen to today's show to hear Mark's perspective on relationships through his own personal experiences and through putting together an audiobook about them.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The importance of recognizing the false 'Disney narrative' about love and relationships
  • Learning to be skeptical of yourself as a tool for living a good life
  • How to decide who you should date
  • Why Mark believes love is not scarce
  • What Mark has learned from his own relationships and from putting together this audiobook
  • And much more!

Mark Manson is an OG super blogger turned best-selling author. His international smash hit, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, has sold millions of copies, inspiring a generation of no fucks given.

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Apr 01, 2020
243: Understanding Personalities for Better Relationships
45:04

Our personality is created by a multitude of complex factors to create a way in which we view the world and relate with others. One theory on the dimensions of our personality comes from the 19th-century spiritual philosopher George Gurdjieff. Today's guest, John Cottone, Ph.D., walks us through Gurdjieff's personality theory and shows us how we can apply it to ourselves and our relationships. Gurdjieff believed that personality types can be divided into physical, emotional and intellectual categories and that each person would be well-served by following the spiritual path that resonates with her respective personality orientation. We really enjoyed this conversation and hope you do too!

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn about the physical, emotional and intellectual personality dimensions
  • How to determine which personality dimension you and your partner align with the most
  • Understanding if some personality dimensions are incompatible?
  • How to work with your partner's personality
  • Why understanding you and your partner's personality type can be valuable during these difficult times
  • And much more!

John G. Cottone, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice; a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University; and a researcher with peer-reviewed publications in psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience. He is also the author of a personal growth book entitled "Who Are You? Essential Questions for Hitchhikers on the Road of Truth."

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Mar 25, 2020
242: The Coronavirus And Your Relationship
43:17

The Coronavirus pandemic is on everyone's minds, and is likely adding stress to your life and relationships. Listen to today's show with Dr. Melanie Joy as we discuss how to navigate your personal and relational life specifically during these difficult times.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to help yourself and your partner feel secure during times of insecurity
  • What to do if your partner does not care about the health situation as much as you do
  • Why it's important to understand innate personal views on hygiene
  • How to communicate in the most productive way when discussing important decisions and views
  • Making decisions that are good for your relationship during stressful times
  • And much more!

Melanie Joy, PhD, is a Harvard-educated psychologist specializing in relationships, communication and social change. She is the award-winning author of five books, including Getting Relationships Right: How to Build Resilience and Thrive in Life, Love, and Work. Dr. Joy is also an international speaker, trainer and organizational coach. Her work has been featured by media outlets around the world, including The New York Times, BBC, and ABC Australia; and she has been granted a number of international awards.

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Mar 18, 2020
241: Financial Planning and Your Relationship
36:55

Personal finances and insurance are not the most sexy topics when it comes to working on your relationship. However, these things can pull two people apart and even end relationships all together. Listen to today's show to learn how to get your financial and relational life in order with your partner.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn a recommended route to a more financially responsible partnership
  • Where to start when talking about insurance and financial responsibilities with your partner
  • How does a financial planner budget for his wedding?
  • Contributing to investments for retirement
  • And much more!

Patrick Hanzel is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ on the advanced planning team at Policygenius. He has eight years of industry experience and previously worked as an advisor and associate at Northwestern Mutual. He has a degree in Business Administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

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Mar 11, 2020
240: Coercive Control In Relationships
34:44

Coercive control is a seriously negative strategy introduced in some relationships. Listen to today's show to understand if you are in a coercive control relationship, and how to navigate this territory.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Coercive control as a strategy for your partner to dominate others through manipulation, isolation and other toxic behaviors
  • How to stand up to a coercive controlling partner
  • How to determine if your partner exhibits coercive controlling behavior
  • Changing the negative patterns and seeking professional help
  • And much more!

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD is the author of Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship. With a PhD in Psychology, she has spent 25 years as a researcher, advocate and teacher on topics related to violence against women and children.

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Mar 05, 2020
239: Is Love Best When It's Fresh?
48:15

Our romantic lives with our partners will inevitably change over time. How can we navigate these changes in long term relationships? Listen to today's show to learn some tools and insights into this thing we call LOVE.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Experiences of early intense love contrasted with longer term profound love
  • How can we make love and sexual desire last long term?
  • The importance of focusing on the profound aspects of your partner
  • Options for relationship styles depending on age and life circumstances
  • Answers to the BIG question: Is love best when it's fresh?
  • And much more!

Aaron Ben-Ze’ev is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Haifa. His most recent book is The Arc of Love: How Our Romantic Lives Change Over Time. (University of Chicago Press, 2019). He is a former President of the University of Haifa, and he is the Founding and Former President of the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions. Professor Ben-Ze'ev is considered one of the world's leading experts in the study of emotions. Most recently, his research has centered on love and the impact of time on romantic love.

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Feb 28, 2020
238: When Sorry Isn't Enough
37:53

Much of a successful relationship involves properly apologizing to your partner and repairing the relationship. Relationships are not necessarily about preventing disagreements and arguments, but apologizing and moving forward positively. Listen to today's show to learn how to apologize the right way!

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Why simply saying you're sorry is usually not enough
  • The five apology languages that you and your partner will likely fall into
  • Blame and its role in apologizing
  • How to communicate if you are desiring an apology from someone not giving it
  • How to make your apology sincere
  • And much more!

Dr. Jen Thomas is a TED speaker, psychologist and author. She enjoys teaching what to say when challenging conversations arise at work or at home. Today’s world requires that you know the essentials of successful apologies. Simply saying you’re sorry is usually not enough. Dr. Jen helps people like you turn bad situations into good outcomes based on your love and apology languages. She is one of a handful of approved presenters for Gary Chapman’s #1 New York Times best-selling book series “The Five Love Languages.”

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Feb 19, 2020
237: Pitfalls of Using Others to Manage Your Anxiety
36:29
Relationship partners and friends can offer valuable support for managing stress and anxiety in our lives. However, sometimes relying on others to manage our emotions can create negative effects in our lives and relationships. Listen to today's show to learn how to balance this sometimes complicated dynamic. 
 
In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • Understanding if you are automatically pulling in a third person to help manage your relationship anxiety
  • The negative effects of relying too much on others
  • How to sit with your own anxiety before projecting it onto others
  • Writing things down to help process your problems
  • Becoming curious about how you function when you become anxious
  • And much more!

Dr. Kathleen Smith is a licensed therapist and mental health writer who lives in Washington, DC. She is the author of the new book, Everything Isn't Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety, and Finally Calm Down. She is an associate faculty member at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family and hosts the show Family Matters, a production of the University of the District of Columbia.

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Feb 14, 2020
Bonus: Wondery Presents Dying For Sex
07:25

When host Nikki Boyer’s best friend Molly is diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer, she decides to do something bold. She leaves an unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures to feel alive. Over this six-part miniseries, Molly shares the details of her hilarious escapades in a story about friendship, death, and what you do with the time you have left. From Wondery, the creators of Dirty John and The Moment comes Dying For Sex. Listen now at https://wondery.fm/DFS20.

Feb 12, 2020
236: The Amazing Expanded Orgasm
42:26

What if we told you that a woman is capable of having an hour-long orgasm? Sounds too good to be true right!? Well, there are techniques that can make this happen. Listen to today's show to learn about the expanded orgasm practice and its benefits for both men and women.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The practice of expanded orgasm and how to begin your journey to become an erotic master
  • Spirituality and expanded orgasm as meditation
  • Meaning making through sexual experience with your partner
  • The value of no male expectation for sexual reciprocity
  • And much more!

Susan Bratton is an advocate and champion of all who desire passionate intimacy. She is a best-selling author of 34 books and online programs that teach passionate lovemaking, bedroom communication skills and restorative sexual wellness techniques.

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Feb 06, 2020
235: How To Create The Relationship You Want
52:23

Want to feel empowered? How about realizing that YOU have the power to create the relationship of your dreams and find your own happiness. Many of us look to our partners to make us happy in our relationships. Listen to today's show to understand why that's the wrong approach and how to switch that mindset.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Getting rid of the expectation that our partner will make us happy
  • Self reflection practices to understand your contribution to creating conflict
  • Realizing that relationship issues don't always get solved
  • Using conflict for growth in your relationship
  • Developing positive characteristics in yourself
  • And much more!

As an author and public speaker with 40 years of experience in psychotherapy, Larry Shushansky has written a book called Independent Enough and is looking to share his theory with as many people as possible. Larry turns his theories on relationships into achievable day-to-day practices for his audiences through engaging, conversational-style presentations.

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Jan 29, 2020
234: Brain First Approach To Relationships
43:57

The brain — Sometimes we take it for granted, and don't realize its importance as an organ in shaping our relationships. The better we understand and take care of our brain, the better chance we'll have for relationship success. Listen to today's show to learn how to optimize your brain for a better relationship.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding our brains drive our behavior
  • How to optimize brain health through nutrition, movement, sleep and breath
  • The importance of play as an adult in relationship
  • How to avoid 'fight or flight communication'
  • And much more!

Dave Kenney is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Emergo Recovery, along with Susan Kenney, who is the Co-Founder and Director of Therapeutic Wellness at Emergo Recovery. Emergo Recovery is a private, residential recovery and wellness center focused on a brain-first approach.

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Jan 23, 2020
233: Setting Emotional Boundaries In Your Relationship
42:14

Do you feel like you're constantly on the receiving end of your partner's emotions? In relationships we want to be emotionally available for our partners and maintain healthy communication. However, sometimes emotional boundaries need to be set to help protect your personal mental health and to benefit your relationship. Listen to today's episode to learn how to set healthy emotional boundaries.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn why 'keeping the peace' by not standing up for yourself can lead to unhealthy relationship dynamics
  • Pausing to understand what it is that you really need for yourself and for the relationship
  • Is there such a thing as over communication in relationships?
  • Understanding that you don't always need to accommodate your partner's needs
  • Why conflict is OK in your relationship and how to better navigate it
  • And much more!

Dana McNeil is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and is the founder of a group practice called The Relationship Place located in San Diego, California. Dana’s practice specializes in couples’ therapy and utilizes an evidence-based type of couples’ therapy which is known as the Gottman Method.

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Jan 17, 2020
232: Non-Monogamy And Open Relationships Deep Dive
58:51

The best estimates are that 1 in 5 people have participated in some kind of non-monogamous relationship. These kinds of relationship structures are gaining wider awareness and acceptance in today's society. Learning about non-monogamy can be valuable whether it's appealing to you or not. Listen to today's show to learn all about non-monogamy and open relationships!

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding the different forms of non-monogamy
  • Polyamory vs swinging vs open relationships
  • Why debating whether non-monogamy or monogamy is most 'natural' is unproductive
  • How to talk to your partner about non-monogamy
  • Questions to ask yourself if you want to be non-monogamous
  • Importance of educating yourself before you start non-monogamy
  • Time management in open relationships
  • New relationship energy and what it can do for you
  • And much more!

Jase Lindgren is a non-monogamous dating coach, healthy masculinity educator and sex-positivity advocate. He has trained in positive psychology, Emotional Freedom Technique, consent education, and Buddhist mindfulness practice. He has worked with the government and celebrities on HIV public awareness in Russia, is a long-time fan of podcasts. As one of the hosts of the Multiamory podcasts he enjoys teaching people how to suck less at communication and grow in their relationships, especially the one with themselves.

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Jan 10, 2020
231: Understanding The Menstrual Cycle Will Improve Your Relationship!
44:43

Attention men and women! Do you know the menstrual cycle and how hormones ebb and flow throughout this 4 week time period? Maybe your answer is yes. But, if you're like us, the answer is no. Even if you do know the details of hormone changes and how that affects a woman's body and brain, do you know your own or your partners exact day on the cycle right now? Knowing all of this information can be incredibly helpful for relationships! Listen to today's episode to learn why and how to keep track of the cycle.

  • The importance of understanding the entire span of the menstrual cycle
  • How each week of the cycle is different and what mood changes to expect during each one
  • Which weeks women are more likely to have a higher libido
  • Men's 24-hour hormone cycle
  • Apps to help both men and women in relationship track the menstrual cycle
  • And much more!

Gabrielle Lichterman is the founder of Hormonology, creator of the Hormone Horoscope App for women and Female Forecaster App for men, and author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals About Your Moods, Health & Potential.

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Jan 01, 2020
230: Avoiding Fatigue In A Long Term Relationship
47:45

Let's face it, being in a relationship is HARD WORK! Long term relationships are even harder. It's not a walk in the park to live with the same person for years and communicate, love, fornicate and just live a life. The more tools you have to continually do the work on your journey, the more successful and happy you'll be in your long term relationship. Listen to today's episode to learn how to avoid long term relationship fatigue.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The importance of keeping your expectations in check
  • What to do when one partner is a 'seeker'
  • Cultural myths surrounding marriage and the importance of recognizing them
  • Letting go and accepting the humanity of ourselves and our partner
  • The importance of realizing your partner will not be your everything
  • Avoiding criticism of the same thing in your partner over and over
  • And much more!

Josh Gressel, Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist and couple’s counselor in private practice with over 32 years experience. He has also been married 38 years. He is the author of Embracing Envy: Finding the Spiritual Treasure in Our Most Shameful Emotion and has just finished a new book on masculinity.

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Dec 25, 2019
229: Conceiving With Love And Chinese Medicine
40:13

Trying to conceive with your partner is a big deal. The process of baby making can be fun, but it can also be very stressful on the relationship. Listen to today's episode to learn the best ways to approach the process through both western and Chinese medicine perspectives.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to avoid conceiving as a job and take the pressure off both partners
  • Taking care of your body in preparation for conceiving
  • How to have deep and honest communication about the process
  • Using Chinese medicine for conceiving and lifestyle improvement
  • Timing of sex when trying to conceive
  • And much more!

Denise Wiesner, LAc, FABORM, founder of the Natural Healing and Acupuncture Clinic in West Los Angeles, is an internationally recognized traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, specializing in the Whole Systems Chinese medicine approach to women’s health, sexuality, and fertility and author of the new book Conceiving with Love: A Whole-Body Approach to Creating Intimacy, Reigniting Passion, and Increasing Fertility.

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Dec 19, 2019
228: Psychedelics, Dance and Breathing: How Ecstatic Practices Can Improve Your Relationship
53:47

When was the last time you experienced ecstasy? This feeling is fundamental to being human, and yet we don't get it nearly enough — if at all in our lives. You don't have to use psychedelic medicine, although they can be a viable choice, to have an ecstatic experience. Listen to today's show to learn other ways to produce ecstatic experiences, and how they can produce profound impacts on your relationship.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Exploring the mind-body connection through ecstatic dance practices
  • Psychedelic research and it's application to improving relationships
  • Holotropic breathework and how it can produce ecstasy
  • How eastern practices are penetrating western society and how we can benefit from them
  • How to get unstuck when you feel stuck
  • And much more!

Alex Belser, Ph.D., is a Clinical Research Fellow and therapy supervisor at Yale University.  At Yale he is a Co-Investigator of two trials exploring psilocybin-treatment for OCD and depression.  He also teachers in the master's program in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University.  He previously studied at Columbia University, Georgetown University, and Cambridge University.

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Dec 12, 2019
227: Getting Off Without Checking Out
52:23

Mindfulness is having a much deserved moment in the world of podcasting and popular culture. Learning how to bring mindfulness into the bedroom is a skill that can improve your relationship and sex life — something most of us can benefit from. Learn how to get off without checking out in today's episode.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn how to get out of a state of fear and judgement around sex in your relationship
  • How to bring attention to what feels good during sex and communicating this with your partner
  • Becoming more embodied and familiar with our sensuality
  • Loving and accepting your own body
  • Micro-practices for more sexuality in your life
  • Asking for what you want in bed
  • And much more!

Jessica Graham is a meditation teacher, sex, relationship and spiritual guide for couples and individuals, speaker and author of Good Sex: Getting Off Without Checking Out. She is a contributing editor of the meditation blog, Deconstructing Yourself and co-founded The Eastside Mindfulness Collective. Jessica also founded Wild Awakening, to help people become more human through psycho-spiritual evolution using meditation and self-inquiry. Jessica is also an award-winning actor and filmmaker.

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Dec 02, 2019
226: Tapping Into Your Intuition
47:00

Have you ever had a 'gut feeling' about something? This feeling can also be know as our intuition or inner self. Listening to our intuition can help us make better decisions and improve our relationships. Listen to today's show to learn how to tap into your intuition.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How the noise of modern life blocks out our intuition
  • Learning from our mistakes and listening to our intuition
  • How to get out of our minds and thinking about the past
  • Listening to your intuition to improve your relationship
  • Tools to improve your ability to tap into your intuition
  • And much more!

Victoria Shaw is a psychologist and licensed professional counselor who combines her training in counseling and psychology with her intuitive gifts. Victoria specializes in working with highly intuitive, empathic and sensitive souls to help them leverage their gifts and maximize their potential.

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Nov 27, 2019
225: Being a Man, Or Loving One, In Today's Society
45:50

Today's cultural narratives have significant impacts on how we view ourselves, our relationships and gender roles. Listen to today's show to understand how culture may be influencing the male narrative and what that can mean for men and women alike.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Male dominance throughout history and how that has changed and impacted relationships
  • The impact that narratives around male sexuality have on both men and women
  • Setting the conditions to cultivate desire in your relationship
  • Stephen's myths of modern male and female sexuality
  • Understanding you don't have to 'be' something in particular according to what culture tells you
  • And much more!

Dr. Stephen Snyder is a sex and relationship therapist in Manhattan, and author of the award-winning new book, "Love Worth Making: How to Have Ridiculously Great Sex in a Long Lasting Relationship," and host of the “Relationship Doctor” podcast on Macmillan Publishers’ QDT Network. He's a regular contributor to Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and The Times of London, and a frequent guest on national media.

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Nov 20, 2019
Bonus: Introducing Detective Trapp
09:16

Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs -- as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.” Listen now at Wondery.fm/TrappIdo

Nov 19, 2019
224: Exploring Your Sexuality
41:39

There are many ways to approach improving your relationship and sex life. One approach would be trying new things and seeing what works. Lucky for us, Pam Costa has done a lot of exploration herself and has beautifully shared her journey through her writing and interviews. We're happy to have Pam on the show to explore the work she does as a sex therapist and to share her personal journey.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn how to explore your body sexually and take ownership of it
  • How group work can help you in your relationship
  • Experimenting with bondage and 'erotic dinners'
  • How to know and learn what you're in to sexually
  • Open relationships and what monogamists can learn from them
  • How to have deep conversations about sexuality with your partner
  • And much more!

After a decade-and-a-half at Apple and Facebook, Pam Costa left her career in high tech and found Down To There to share her real-life stories of challenges and successes around sexuality in her marriage. Through her writing, speaking and coaching, she hopes to inspire individuals and couples to find ways to renew and deepen desire and intimacy in their own relationships. Pam is also passionate about raising awareness within the medical and mental health communities about the positive impact of peer support on female sexual health, recently presenting her research on this topic at the 2018 International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health conference and TEDx Palo Alto.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/224

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Nov 13, 2019
223: Stop Arguing, Start Connecting
55:16

No one wants to be wrong. Two individuals often feel they can't both be 'right' when resolving conflict. Learning to hold the needs and feeling of both partners at the same time is a key element to relationship success. Listen to today's show to learn how to stop arguing and take your relationship from 'me' to 'we'.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to prevent moments of disconnect from accumulating and creating a toxic relationship
  • Understanding that 'you don't know what you don't know' when it comes to what you need to work on in your relationship
  • Why we argue with our partner
  • How to empathize with your partner to move from 'me' to 'we'
  • Key promises to make your partner to take ownership of your relationship and move forward with positivity
  • And much more!

Maureen Hosier is a licensed psychologist, specializing in the troubled dynamics of individuals in their romantic relationships and in their family and work place relationships. Maureen and her sister, Berta Hosier Conger, co-authored two books titled, You’ll Do Anything for Her and You’ll Do Anything for Him. They look at a common issue for many in relationship, both men and women, who give up themselves to make the relationship work. They have developed a framework for understanding the dynamics of individuals who find themselves stuck in an emotionally reactive and emotionally painful situation with their partner and who are frightened that they are destroying their relationship.

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Nov 06, 2019
222: Create More Sexual Intimacy In Your Relationship
41:12

Do you feel deeply connected to your partner sexually? Some couples have a sexual spark from the beginning, some build it over time, some never address it and others find it unimportant. Wherever you fall on that spectrum, there are tools to help create more sexual intimacy in your relationship. Listen to today's show to improve your overall relationship and long term relationship satisfaction.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn how sexual intimacy permeates all areas of your relationship
  • How to ask for what you need in your relationship through direct communication
  • Five amazing steps to create more sexual intimacy (some of our favorite actionable tips to date!)
  • Parallels between sex and overall relationship intimacy
  • And much more!

Dr. Judy Scheel is an expert in the treatment of eating and related disorders and author of a book on eating disorder recovery. She is trained by NYU Medical Langone in Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy. She maintains two blogs on Psychology Today, and is currently finishing up Certification at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Forensic Psychology. Dr. Scheel maintains a private practice in Charlotte, NC and New York, and is a national and regional speaker.

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Oct 30, 2019
221: Learn How To Deal With Your Partner's Annoying Behaviors
41:02

You know that thing your partner does that just annoys the hell out of you!? Chewing too loud, eating your leftovers, leaving the kitchen a mess, making the 'ahh' noise after taking a sip of water. You know what we're talking about. Well, you don't have to let those behaviors annoy you so much. Listen to today's show to learn how to deal with your partner's annoying habits.

  • Learn the important difference between annoying behaviors and toxic relationship behaviors
  • The importance of assuming good intentions from your partner
  • Understanding the underlying reasons you are annoyed with your partner's behavior
  • How to have a real conversation with your partner to make progress when it comes to annoying behaviors
  • Learning to change yourself before trying to change you partner
  • And much more!

Dr. Seth Gillihan is a clinical psychologist, author, blogger and host of the Think Act Be podcast. His therapy practice focuses on mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy for a range of issues, with in-person and video conference appointments available. Seth is the author of The CBT Deck and A Mindful Year, co-written with Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh.

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Oct 23, 2019
220: Finding Clarity On Your Relationship's Health
40:53

Sometimes relationships are bad and need to end. Whether you're dating or married, there can be a point where you are struggling to find clarity on what you should do in the relationship and if you should allow it to continue. Listen to today's show to give yourself the tools for a relationship checkup and find clarity on if it's a relationship you should stay in.

  • Specific questions to ask yourself to help determine the health of your relationship
  • The importance of asking yourself if you've actually made efforts to sustain the relationship
  • Looking within to see if you have unrealistic expectations for your relationship
  • How to decide if you should break up, separate or divorce
  • Understanding what is specifically troubling you in the relationship and the underlying issues
  • And much more!

Ann Gold Buscho, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in family issues and issues related to divorce, parenting, parenting planning and co-parenting counseling. She has professional and personal experience in nesting, co-parenting, step-parenting and single-parenting issues. She has presented widely at state and national conferences for attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals on collaborative divorce, forgiveness practices, nesting during divorce, and consensual dispute resolution. She is currently writing a book about nesting.

Buscho is also a co-founder of a residential treatment program for traumatized emergency responders and their families at which she volunteers regularly. A graduate of Stanford University, she lives in San Rafael, California.

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Oct 17, 2019
219: Negotiating Frequency of Sex
46:43

If you're in a relationship, there's a likelihood you've dealt with a mismatch is sexual desire. This mismatch can be caused by a variety of factors that can often lead to unhappiness in one or both partners. It doesn't have to be this way! Listen to today's show to learn how to negotiate the frequency of sex in your relationship.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding that there is no such thing as a 'normal' frequency for how much you should be having sex
  • Should you schedule sex on the calendar?
  • How culture impacts our views on sex and gender roles in the relationship
  • Communicating with your partner about your sexual desires
  • How our sexuality and relationship styles have evolved
  • And much more!

David Ludden, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Georgia Gwinnett College. He received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Iowa, and is the author of The Psychology of Language: An Integrated Approach and author of the blog "Talking Apes" on Psychology Today.

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Oct 09, 2019
218: Mindfully Dating For Singles And Married Couples
40:28

Dating can be tricky in today's 'swipe right' online dating world. Approaching your dating life mindfully will help save you heart break and frustration. Whether you are single or married, mindfully dating your partner will bring more relationship success and happiness. Listen to today's show to learn the tools to date better.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Becoming consciously aware of your relationship needs and triggers
  • Information on the new Facebook dating platform
  • Understanding the negative internal stories we tell ourselves and changing this habit
  • Dealing with rejection and ghosting when dating
  • Managing dating anxiety
  • And much more!

Dr. Paulette Sherman is a psychologist, a relationship expert and the author of the new book, ‘Facebook Dating: From 1st Date to Soulmate,’ available on Amazon.

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Oct 03, 2019
217: Essential Elements Of Happiness
41:50

There are a lot of myths surrounding the attainment of happiness. Understanding these myths and moving toward a better path will improve your relationship and your life. Listen to today's show to learn how get on a path toward more happiness!

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Examples for how we look for happiness in all of the wrong places
  • Developing rituals with your partner to increase relationship satisfaction
  • Using chocolate to develop mindfulness and become more attuned with your partner
  • The importance of not personalizing our partners actions
  • Looking at our partner in a new light without or predetermined labels
  • And much more!

Diane R. Gehart, Ph.D., is an author, an award-winning professor of Counseling and Family Therapy at California State University, Northridge, and a practicing psychotherapist. Her new book is Mindfulness for Chocolate Lovers: A Lighthearted Way to Stress Less and Savor More Each Day (Rowman & Littlefield, Sept. 15, 2019).

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Sep 25, 2019
216: Reconnecting and Dealing with Impossible Relationship Moments
54:08

Do you ever feel disconnected from your partner? Well, don't worry — at one point, all relationships will face various levels of disconnect. Listen to today's show to learn how to reconnect with your partner, and get through what might feel like an impossible relationship moment.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: 

  • Learn how attachment theory helps explain some of the relationship stress we experience when we become parents
  • How to go from threatened to empathetic in our relationship conflicts
  • Dealing with the feeling of being in an 'impossible place' in a relationship
  • Sharing your vulnerability with your partner
  • And much more!

Fiachra “Figs” O’Sullivan, is the Founder and Chief Empathy at Empathi, which provides step-by-step guidance for couples and individuals who care about their relationships. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples an dindividuals, and a passionate entrepreneur,
driven to change lives for the better.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/216

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Sep 18, 2019
215: Your Partner Will NOT Fulfill All Your Needs
46:55
 
It's easy to look to our partner to make us happy and fulfill our needs. However, instead of looking on the outside, we often need to look within. Listen to today's show to understand how to be in a healthy relationship with the understanding that our partner will not fulfill all of our needs.
 
In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: 
  • Deconstructing the myth that our partner will fulfill all our needs
  • Using the hard times in a relationship and turning them into breakthrough moments rather than breakdowns or breakups
  • Circumstances where you could be looking toward your partner for fulfillment rather than within
  • Understanding codependent relationships and breaking away from this type of relating
  • The importance of regular relationship check ins
  • And much more!

Charlie and Linda Bloom have been married since 1972. Trained as psychotherapists and relationship counselors, they have worked with individuals, couples, groups and organizations since 1975. They have lectured and taught at learning institutes throughout the USA, including the Esalen Institute, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the California Institute for Integral Studies, the Meridian University, John F. Kennedy University, the Crossings, Omega institute, the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, University of California at Berkeley Extension Program, the Hoffman Institute and the World Health Organization.

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Sep 11, 2019
Bonus: Introducing Imagined Life Season Two
11:17

What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of Imagined Life takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know, even admire -- or maybe the opposite. You’ll get clues to your identity along the way. But only in the final moments will you find out who “you” really are. So sit back, let go, and -- imagine your life, with our hosts, Oscar nominated Virginia Madsen and celebrated voice actor Robbie Daymond. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John. Listen now at wondery.fm/idoido

Sep 06, 2019
214: Do You Know Your Partner's Love Language?
38:11

We all receive love in different ways based on how we grew up, our culture, gender and potentially many other factors. Knowing your partner's love language is a great way to improve your relationship. Listen to today's show to learn the importance of truly loving your partner.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn what the five love languages are and why each is important
  • The surprising reason why it's NOT crucial to know your partner's love language according to Mort
  • The importance of asking yourself how you can be an overall more loving person
  • How to express to your partner that you don't feel loved
  • Rebuilding love after months or years of not being loved
  • And much more!

Mort Fertel is the creator of Marriage Fitness, a relationship renewal system that’s been used by millions of people in marital crisis. In addition to his success with couples, he pioneered the “Lone Ranger Track,” which offers people with an obstinate spouse a path to reconciliation.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/214

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Sep 04, 2019
213: Supporting A Partner Who Is Managing Depression
39:39
Depression affects people from all walks of life and can occur at anytime. It's a mental health issue that can have a profound impact on the person whom it's affecting, as well as on their loved ones and friends. Listen to today's show to learn how you can help and support a partner who is depressed. 
 
In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • Learn the difference between clinical depression, mood swings and personality disorders
  • How you can help your partner through a difficult day
  • The differences between men and woman with depression
  • Steps in getting your partner help if they have not yet been diagnosed
  • How to navigate the relationship if one partner is in denial or unaware of their depression
  • The importance for the non-depressed partner to have their own support system
  • And much more!

Kristen Scarlett is the co-founder of Octave, a mental health startup in NYC. She launched the mental health services at Overlook Cancer Center and One Medical before opening Octave's doors in October 2018. She's a CBT therapist and teaches CBT at NYU medical school.

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Aug 28, 2019
212: Avoiding Newlywed and Long Term Relationship Pitfalls
45:52

Relationships can be relatively easy when you're in the early stages and all the happy chemicals are flowing. However, things can get quite difficult as time rolls on. Listen to today's show to learn the conversations you need to have to set your new marriage or long term relationship up for success.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to communicate about finances, sex and work-life balance for long term relationship success
  • The importance of discussing your relationship expectations
  • Warning signs that early relationship issues can carry into the long term
  • Maintaining a couple identity and personal identity in your relationship
  • How to communicate around what you like in bed and frequency of sexual relations
  • And much more!

Jenn Belus has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina. Both her research and clinical work has focused on understanding healthy intimate relationships and working with couples when one or both partners is struggling with mental or physical health problems. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland.

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Aug 21, 2019
211: How To Resolve Built Up Resentment In Your Relationship
42:52
Feeling resentful can be one of the loneliest and toxic feelings in a relationship. If left unchecked, it can easily lead to a miserable life with your partner and separation. Listen to today's show to learn how to prevent resentment and deal with it if it already exists. 

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn how to prevent resentment from arising in the first place
  • Once resentment is present, understand how to communicate with your partner to get over these feelings
  • How to show empathy for your partner to prevent resentment
  • Tools to tackle resentment in your relationship and end any toxic cycles
  • And much more!

Lucia Giovannini is a former Italian supermodel turned best-selling author, spiritual teacher, transformational coach, environmental & animal activist, and author of 13 books. Her best-selling book, “A Whole New Life”, was first published in Italian and is now translated into eight languages, including an English version published by Hay House India. Her book has sold thousands of copies around the world and will be debuting in the US in March 2019.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/211

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Aug 14, 2019
210: I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics
51:35

It can feel a bit overwhelming to discuss politics with a significant other, friends or family in today's politically charged world. Unfortunately, with the 2020 presidential election looming, the political divide in media and culture will likely be more apparent than ever. Listen to today's show to learn how to constructively talk politics and love someone with different political beliefs.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Hear the real life story of a successful long term marriage between two individuals on the opposite ends of the political spectrum
  • Communication tools for talking about politics with your partner, friends and family
  • Why it's OK to disagree with your partner politically
  • Deciding if political differences are too hard to overcome in a relationship
  • And much more!

Jeanne Safer, Ph.D., a psychotherapist in New York City, is the author of The Golden Condom, Beyond Motherhood, The Normal One, and several other books. Dr. Safer has appeared on The Daily Show and Good Morning America as well as numerous NPR broadcasts. Her work has been the subject of articles in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. She is the host of the I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics podcast.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/210

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Aug 08, 2019
209: How To Listen To Your Emotions And Understand Your Needs
40:42

Getting in touch with our emotions to determine what it is that we want out of our relationship and life is not always easy. 'Finding oneself' is a journey, not a destination. Listen to today's show to learn how to tap into our emotions so we can learn our needs.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Finding the deeper meaning in our emotions
  • How to identify our emotional response to something in the relationship
  • How to navigate feeling responsible for your partners happiness
  • The 3 steps to process emotions — Recognize, organize and communicating emotions with your partner.
  • And much more!

Dr. Marni Feuerman is the author of Ghosted and Breadcrumbed. She is a licensed social worker and marriage and family therapist with a private practice counseling those with relationship issues. She also trains therapists to do couples therapy and writes about love relationships for a number of online media. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/209

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Jul 31, 2019
208: Emotional Manipulation In Your Relationship
43:57

Emotional manipulation by your partner is a powerful tool that can have negative impacts on your relationship and well being. Listen to today's show to learn how your partner might be emotionally manipulating you and how to deal with it.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to recognize emotional manipulation and its various forms that include stonewalling, shutting down and gas lighting
  • How to communicate with your partner regarding their emotional manipulation
  • Recognizing that your partner has an agenda with their use of emotional manipulation
  • How to deal with the 'silent treatment'
  • And much more!

Nancy F. Lee, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Beverly Hills, California. DrLee is a leading practitioner of cognitive behavior therapy and specializes in a wide range of behavioral health issues ranging from depression and anxiety to male/female psychosexual desire and functioning. Her independent research has been published in the prestigious Journal of Affective Disorders and the International Journal of Eating Disorders, among others.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/208

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Jul 24, 2019
207: Alcohol and Relationships
36:08

Sharing a glass of wine with your partner can be a fun ritual and a great way to relax with someone you love. However, alcohol abuse and dependence can have toxic effects on individuals and relationships. Listen to today's show to learn how alcohol might be negatively effecting your relationship and how to fix it.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding the differences between alcohol use, abuse and dependence
  • Addressing alcohol dependence with your partner
  • Determining if even a few drinks can be negatively impacting your relationship
  • Holding each other responsible to avoid negative alcohol relationship impacts
  • How to avoid enabling drinking behavior in your partner
  • And much more!

April Eldemire is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Bringing Baby Home Educator, and marriage and couples expert in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is passionately devoted to helping couples achieve thriving relationships and is a regular contributor for Psychology Today and The Gottman Institute, the most research-based center for marital health and stability.

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Jul 17, 2019
Bonus: Introducing The Moment
08:37

Wondery’s The Moment, hosted by comedian Ingrid Haas, explores some epic real life romances to find the answers to our toughest relationship questions. From a Taylor Swift intervention, to getting betrothed by a horse, this podcast is your real life Rom-Com. Listen now at Wondery.fm/advice

Jul 10, 2019
206: When Your Partner Won't Do The Work
44:36

Relationships take work. That's why you're here listening to this podcast. One thing you may be running into is an issue with your partner not wanting to work on the relationship with you. They may be resistant, indifferent or simply too busy. Listen to today's show to learn what to do when your partner is not putting in the relationship work with you.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • Learn the importance of not trying to change your partner and instead make the changes yourself
  • The value of scheduling 'protected time' to discuss issues with your partner
  • The three big emotions we deny ourselves from expressing and how to communicate them
  • How to communicate with your partner surrounding your desires to improve the relationship
  • And much more!

Laura Dabney, MD has made a career of taking on psychiatry's toughest challenges—from treating complex, combined medical and psychological conditions, to ensuring the absolute privacy of powerful, high-profile patients. Dr. Dabney's patients come to her for many reasons: depression and anxiety, recent break-ups or a lifetime of toxic relationships. Yet, despite the problems that brought them through her door, they describe her in the same terms again and again, calling her warm, knowledgeable, and committed to their success.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/206

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Jul 10, 2019
205: More Empathy = More Love
41:45

Not feeling loved and connected with your partner? You may not be receiving or giving enough empathy in your relationship. Listen to today's show to learn how to give or receive more empathy and create more love in the relationship.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to be present to the feelings of your partner and empathically listen to them
  • Understand the importance of coming to your partner's trouble with curiosity instead of judgement
  • Why you don't need to try to 'fix' all of your partners problems
  • How to get in touch with our own feelings to better connect with our partner
  • The importance of setting an intention for what we want from our partner
  • And much more!

Anna Osborn, LMFT, owner of Life Unscripted Counseling, focuses her work on inspiring individuals and couples to be more intentional and connected in their love relationship. She works with folks on improving communication, deepening intimacy, healing from betrayal and changing negative patterns of disconnection in their relationships. She hosts an annual women’s retreat in Laguna Beach, CA.

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Jul 03, 2019
204: Rethinking Female Sexuality
48:29

There's a certain cultural narrative we follow about our sexuality. Female sexuality, in particular, has been largely misunderstood. New research is showing a deeper truth about female sexuality that has the ability to set both men and women free. Listen to today's show to better understand female sexuality and how it can improve your relationship. 

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • Why it's untrue that women have a lower libido than men, and men are more promiscuous than women
  • The differences in men and women's sexual desires and how each is triggered
  • Unpacking the myth that monogamous relationships are easier for women
  • How to feel more sexually comfortable in your skin
  • And much more!

Dr. Wednesday Martin is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and cultural critic. She has written on female experience and female sexuality for the New York Times, The Atlantic, Psychology Today, Time, The Daily Beast, The Hollywood Reporter, and more. She lectures across the country and around the world on female sexuality. Kirkus Review named UNTRUE one of the best books of 2018, and called it "an indispensable work of popular psychology and sociology."

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Jun 26, 2019
203: Loving Through Your Differences
36:54

Breaking News! You're different from your partner. Sometimes we love our partner for their differences, other times differences create extraordinary conflict. Listen to today's show to learn the relationship tools to navigate the personal differences in your relationship.

 
In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • The importance of understanding that many of our differences come from how we individually perceive things
  • How to share your feelings instead of judgments
  • Communication skills to compromise on your differences
  • Learn an AMAZING exercise to help problem solve in your relationship
  • And much more!

James L. Creighton, Ph.D., is the author of Loving through Our Differences and several other books. He has worked with couples and conducted communications training for nearly 50 years around the world. 

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Jun 19, 2019
202: Functional Medicine, CBD And Sexual Health
42:31

A solid foundation of health can be one of the first steps to improving your sex life. Functional medicine provides many 'non-traditional' ways to improve this foundation from a holistic and innovative perspective. Listen to today's show to learn about the medicine and techniques you can explore to improve your overall sexual health.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The benefits of CBD oil for sexual and overall health and stress reduction
  • Why a low inflammation diet is a key component to sexual health
  • How nitric oxide improves erections and female sexual health and where to get more of it
  • Alternative therapies for erectile dysfunction
  • The importance of sleep for your sexual health
  • And much more!

Dr. Amy Killen MD is an anti-aging and regenerative physician specializing in sexual optimization and aesthetics. An international speaker, teacher, author and clinical practice owner, Dr. Killen is an outspoken advocate for empowering patients to look and feel their best by merging lifestyle modification, hormone optimization, personalized medicine, and regenerative therapies.

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Jun 13, 2019
201: You Cook, I'll Clean
40:19

You take the kids to soccer, I'll do the laundry. We all have roles in our relationships, however, we don't often talk about them in the most productive way. Listen to today's show to learn about relationship roles, and how to find a balance that works for you and your partner.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding where our ideas of realtionship roles come from
  • What to do if you feel there's an unfair balance of roles in your relationship
  • How to communicate about what you'd like your relationship roles to be
  • The importance of checking in with your partner regarding relationship roles
  • Gender roles and cultural influences on relationships
  • And much more!

Dr. Ilene S. Cohen, is a psychotherapist, professor, blogger and author of the popular self-help books "When It's Never About You" and "Its Within You." Her work regularly appears in top psychology publications like Psychology Today.

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Jun 05, 2019
200: Parent And In-Law Relationships
49:42

For some of us our relationships with our parents and in-laws is relatively easy. For others it can be an absolute nightmare. No matter which end of the spectrum you find yourself, it's important to learn how to communicate with family in a productive way. Listen to today's episode to learn how to create better relationships in your family life.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to communicate with your partner when you have an issue with their parents
  • Learn how to create and communicate boundaries with parents and in-laws
  • What to do if you can't stand your in-laws
  • How to communicate with your partner about extended family issues to create a better primary relationship
  • And much more!

Diane Barth is a clinical social work psychotherapist in private practice in NYC where she also teaches and consults with other therapists. Besides her own books, she has written numerous articles and chapters in books. Her popular blog for Psychology Today called ‘Off the Couch’ which explores issues of self-awareness, self-esteem, and relationships. Her most recent book is I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL: The joy and heartbreak of friendship in women’s lives.

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May 29, 2019
199: Food For Thought
47:31
We eat multiple times, everyday — by our self, with friends, family and partners. The ways in which food affects our daily lives and relationships goes deeper than we realize. Listen to today's show to better understand your relationship with food and its ties to your romantic relationship. 
 
In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • The importance of understanding your personal relationship with food
  • How food can become a control issue within your relationship
  • Eating with purpose and mindfulness
  • Communicating about food in your relationship
  • And much more!

Dr. Dara is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Rapid Resolution Therapist, Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Author who appears on numerous media outlets. Dr. Dara grew up as a collegiate competitive tennis player. She chose the field of psychology because she is passionate about the specific areas of peak performance, peace of mind and accelerated healing coaching.

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May 22, 2019
198: #RelationshipGoals Getting In The Way Of Your #SquadGoals?
45:30
The connection we have with our friends can be just as important as our connection with a partner. However, balancing our friendships with our romantic relationships can be difficult. Listen to today's show to learn how to communicate with all parties and balance our friendships with our romantic relationships. 
 
In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • How are friendships can change as we enter new stages of life and how to deal with this. 
  • Stepping away from your romantic relationship for restoration and time to nurture friendships. 
  • Balancing the guilt about being away from your romantic partner and/or kids. 
  • Friendships with other couples. 
  • And much more!
Dr. Alexandra H. Solomon is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University and a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. In addition to writing articles and chapters for leading academic journals and books in the field of marriage and family, she is the author of the book Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want (New Harbinger, 2017).

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May 15, 2019
197: Tech And The Future Of Relationship Skills
44:41
We often talk about how technology can negatively impact your relationship. Well it's not all bad news! There are somethings that can help your relationship. Today's guest tells us how we can use tech and knowledge from this show to improve our relationships.
 
In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • Learn how to stay emotionally connected to your partner through open ended questions
  • Creating traditions and rituals for better connection and a happier relationship
  • Checking in with your partner to see what you're doing right and wrong. 
  • How to accommodate our individual desires to really feel seen and like we truly know our partner
  • And much more!

Liz Colizza is in private practice as a psychotherapist and parenting educator in the Saint Louis area. She is also a researcher and program designer for Lasting Labs, and is passionate about helping couples and individuals to build healthy relationships.

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May 10, 2019
196: The New Science Behind Men's Sexuality
50:46
Men are horny all of the time, and all they want is sex! At least this is what popular culture tells us. Our guest today is here to tell us why that's not true, and how this common narrative is negatively impacting our relationships. Listen to today's show to learn the research behind this and how we can use this knowledge to improve our relationship. 
 
In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • The myth that men always want to simply have sex for primarily sexual reasons
  • How sex can be a bid for connection
  • What to do if there is mismatched sexual desire in your relationship
  • Why feeling desired can be a large part of men's sexual lives
  • And much more!

Sarah Hunter Murray is a relationship therapist with a PhD in Human Sexuality. She is the author of the new book "Not Always in the Mood: The New Science of Men, Sex, & Relationships."

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May 01, 2019
195: The Value of Tantric Sex and Tantric Relating Practices
49:55

If you're like us, Tantra is a practice we don't know much about. In fact, up until now, our misconceptions had prevented us from exploring this ancient practice. Our guest today enlightens us on the benefits of incorporating Tantra into your daily relationship routine and how Tantra can help your relationship in the bedroom and interpersonally.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The importance of sitting with your partner in the moment and how Tantric practices can help us do this.
  • Establishing sexual rituals in your relationship.
  • Why the goal of sex should not simply be orgasm.
  • Easy tips to introduce Tantric sex techniques into your relationship.
  • And much more!

Catherine Auman, LMFT, is a spiritual psychotherapist and the Director of The Transpersonal Counseling Center in Los Angeles, California. She has advanced training in traditional psychology, as well as the wisdom traditions. Catherine lived for a year at the Osho ashram in India - a full-time immersion in tantra and meditation - and she has studied and practiced tantra, love, sex, intimacy and seduction with numerous teachers.

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Apr 24, 2019
194: Not Feeling Loved and Connected In Your Relationship?
50:30
We all have a basic human desire to feel loved and connected to others. Our needs and expectations can often get projected onto our partner, and we may become disappointed when these needs aren't met. Listen to today's show to learn how to communicate better with your partner and get back that loving feeling!
 
In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • The big mistake individuals make when trying to get more love and connection with their partner.
  • Becoming aware of your expectations from your partner.
  • Establishing a clear need and proactively asking for it from your partner.
  • Creating habits to love our partners better.
  • And much more!

Dr. Samantha Smithstein is a clinical psychologist in San Francisco who specializes in relationships and intimacy and living your best life. She has been in practice for over 20 years.

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Apr 19, 2019
193: Anatomy of a Money Argument
55:08
Money — it's the number one cause of marital stress. It can lead to terrible arguments, resentment and even divorce. Don't let your relationship suffer from the common affliction of money arguments. Listen to today's show to learn the tools to talk with your partner about money in a productive way that won't hurt your relationship. 
 
In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
 
  • Why money is such a personal issue for people and can lead to feelings of being attacked or controlled by our partner.
  • Learn how you and your partner personally relate to money to better talk about it with each other and come up with money compromises.
  • How to prevent financial infidelity.
  • The importance of completing a 'needs analysis' each month and how it can save your relationship.
  • And much more!

Scott and Bethany Palmer, The Money Couple, have dedicated their lives to helping others strengthen their relationships with the 5 Money Personalities. With 43 years of combined financial planning experience, they launched The Money Couple and are regulars on national TV and radio and speak internationally about love and money. Scott and Bethany enjoy an active lifestyle in Colorado with their two young sons, Cole and Cade.

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Apr 10, 2019
192: Don't Worry, Be Happy
48:36

Happiness is all the rage these days. Top 10 lists for things to do to live a happier life are abundant in our social media feeds and online articles. So why do we feel so unhappy sometimes? Relationships and how you're navigating them hold a huge key to living a happier life. Listen to today's show to learn the tools to work toward a happier relationship and happier life.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How our addiction to screen time is fueling loneliness, disconnection and unhappiness in our lives.
  • How reminders, repetition and ritual can help fuel the changes we want in our lives.
  • The importance of embracing painful emotions.
  • Becoming aware of the fact that you're comparing your life to that of others.
  • And much more!

Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, taught the largest course at Harvard, Positive Psychology, and the third-largest, The Psychology of Leadership, attracting 1,400 students per semester—approximately 20 percent of all Harvard undergraduates. For the last fifteen years, he has taught leadership, happiness, and mindfulness to audiences around the world. He is the co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy and author of six books, including the international bestsellers Happier and Being Happy, which have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

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Apr 06, 2019
191: Rebound Relationships
48:58

Breakups suck. Whether you've been dumped or you broke off the relationship, feelings of shame, sadness, desperation and loss can arise. Along comes the 'rebound' relationship and we're back on the crazy love train again. Listen to today's episode as we debunk some of the myths surrounding rebound relationships and how to best navigate them.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How the desire to be attached affects our desire for a new rebound relationship
  • Is it wrong to get into a rebound relationship right after a breakup?
  • Learn the healthy response to a break up and establishing a new relationship
  • Why the cliche, 'time heals all wounds', is a bit mistaken
  • Gaining new perspectives and experiences through a new relationship
  • And much more!

Dr. Mary Lamia is a clinical psychologist and professor in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of five books, and blogs for Psychology Today and Therapy Today websites.

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Mar 27, 2019
190: Religion and Your Relationship
48:08

Are you religious and your partner is not? Maybe the other way around? The landscape is changing and you don't have to share your partner's religion or be religious at all. Listen to today's episode and learn how to navigate religion in your relationship. It will be valuable whether you're an atheist or a devout follower!

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The debate around interfaith marriages
  • How religion can become irrelevant in your relationship 
  • The control issues surrounding religion in your relationship
  • Tolerating the differences between you and your partner
  • Raising kids with religious compromises between you and your partner
  • And much more!

Steven Ing is reframing an important conversation in society one about the intelligent management of human sexuality. He is a sought-after trainer, speaker and therapist, bringing nearly three decades of experience to his audiences and clients. His book, We’re All Like This” (2015, Giant Publishing), is used as a text in Human Sexuality classes in university classrooms.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/190

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Mar 20, 2019
189: Prioritizing YOUR Happiness In A Relationship
51:03

It's all too easy to 'lose yourself' in a relationship. Maybe you give up your hobbies and friendships just to please your partner or you just want to stay in their good graces. This is a long term strategy that is destined to fail. Listen to today's show to learn how to prioritize your personal happiness within a relationship.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Spending time with yourself and developing your own hobbies/interests
  • The relationship power struggle that plays out when trying or failing to meet each others needs
  • Communicating around your weekly schedules
  • Getting to know yourself better
  • And much more!

Dr. Paulette Sherman is a psychologist who specializes in romantic relationships and coaches singles and couples to attract and maintain fulfilling relationships. She is the author of, ‘Dating from the Inside Out’ and the upcoming book, ‘Facebook Dating: from 1st Date to Soulmate.’ She teaches an online class called, ‘7 Steps to Dating Success’ on Udemy and has been a relationship expert on Channel 11, Fox 5, the Early Show, NPR, Huffington Post, Glamour, Cosmopoltan, Elle, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, Refinery 29, Redbook, Readers Digest and the NY Times. She writes a column in Eligible magazine. Her website is www.DrPauletteSherman.com

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/189

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Mar 13, 2019
188: Recovering After A Breakup
48:58

A bad breakup can feel like your world is ending. Insecurity, fear and sadness are just a few of the many emotions we might feel. Listen to today's show to learn how to learn, recover, move on and find new love after a breakup.

  • Learn the importance of stabilizing your life and seeking support after a breakup
  • Why breakups can bring so much insecurity and sadness and how to deal with these emotions
  • Reflecting on your past relationship and moving forward
  • How to not get 'stuck' on an ex
  • Regaining your confidence and finding new love
  • And much more!

About Our Guest: Dalila Jusic-LaBerge is a licensed marriage and family therapist offering online courses, coaching and counseling to help people confidently embrace love from the right partner. 

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Mar 06, 2019
187: The 'In It' Moment That Kills Relationships
51:15

We've all been there...

Your blood begins to boil. Your temperature rises. Your body becomes tense as you prepare for a 'fight' with your partner.
 
These moments could be small disagreements or big picture arguments. The 'in it' moment where we have the choice to go down the path of healing or destruction can be pivotal for the health of your relationship. Listen to today's show to learn how to navigate these moments in a better way. 
 
In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • Why 'my way or the highway' is a terrible approach to relationship disagreements
  • Regulating our emotions when we're upset or in a disagreement with our partner
  • The desire to be heard and understood for relationship growth
  • Stopping emotional reactivity in it's tracks
  • Understanding that your partner has unique needs and feelings
  • And much more!
For more than 22 years, Maureen Hosier, PhD has specialized in the troubled dynamics of individuals in their romantic relationships and in their family and work place relationships.

 

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Feb 27, 2019
186: How To Know If They're 'The One'
39:45

The choice to spend your life with another individual is a big one. It's important to ask yourself certain questions to understand why you're in a relationship with a particular individual. Whether you're single, dating or married, today's show will help guide you toward a better relationship future.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Why the alignment of values is critical to a successful relationship.
  • How to make a clear partner choice without 'love chemicals' getting in the way.
  • Understanding how your partner manages conflict as a key determinant of a successful relationship.
  • The myth of the 'soulmate'.
  • How to engage in future oriented thinking for your relationship.
  • And much more!

Dr. Cassandra Bolar has a passion to see families flourish and thrive. For over 13 years, she has been engaged in community-based programming and research efforts that focus on improving outcomes for children and their families. Clinically, she is passionate about serving marital couples through therapy and relationship education, and has created the Marriage Head Start premarital curriculum.

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Feb 22, 2019
185: Apologize Like You Mean It
48:34

Apologies are more than just a tool to help you and your partner move on from a difficult situation. They’re a way to mend an emotional hurt and keep a relationship strong.

But how you apologize is extremely important.

Simply saying, "I'm sorry", can feel insincere and often make the relationship conflict worse. Listen to today's show to learn how to apologize like you mean it.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

 

  • Learn why apologizing is not a one-way street.
  • Understand that there will be conflict in your relationship and that we must learn to repair rather than prevent conflict.
  • How the receiver of an apology can help the relationship move forward after a transgression.
  • Mindfully apologizing instead of simply saying, "I'm sorry", without really meaning it.
  • And much more!

Psychologist, author, speaker and Buddhist sex therapist, Dr. Cheryl Fraser, has a rare combination of academic credibility, humor, straight-talk, and life-changing advice. Dr. Cheryl has helped thousands of couples jump start their love life and create passion that lasts a lifetime.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/185

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Feb 13, 2019
184: Recovering From Betrayal In Relationships
38:45

You betrayed me! Those are three words no one wants to say or hear. Whether it's with a close friend, romantic partner or family member, betrayal can feel terrible. Listen to today's show to learn how to deal with betrayal in relationships.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Why betrayal can feel like a punch in the gut and how to ease the hurt.
  • Learn the things to examine to determine if a relationship can be healed after a betrayal.
  • The stages of recovery after a betrayal.
  • How to heal and create a new world view after betrayal.
  • How to navigate the process if you are someone who has betrayed another person.
  • And much more!

Dr. Debi Silber, founder of The PBT Institute, is a Transformational Psychologist and a health, mindset, and personal development expert. She's an award-winning speaker, coach and author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body. Her doctoral study led to two discoveries around how women experience and heal from betrayal. Based on her findings, along with 27 years of health, mindset and lifestyle coaching, she's created a proven approach to help women heal (physically, mentally and emotionally) from a life crisis, specializing in betrayal.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/184

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Feb 07, 2019
183: Hormones And Your Relationship
51:08

Being a human is complicated. Mind and body often blend to create all kinds of difficulties. Combine this with being in a relationship with another human and things can get really complicated! One element that makes this task difficult is our hormones. Listen to today's episode to learn how to not be a victim of raging hormones when it comes to our libido and overall relationship health.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Your libido and how stress and other environmental factors can affect it.
  • Low testosterone and why it's not always the whole picture for sex drive issues.
  • How to create more intimacy in your relationship.
  • Why simply 'blaming it on your hormones' doesn't usually tell the whole story.
  • How to focus on yourself to increase your libido.
  • And much more!

Justine Cécile is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner supporting professional women and men, who are struggling with raging hormones, even when they are on hormone therapy. While working on herself and with clients, Justine discovered that there are three areas in health that are largely ignored; hormonal health as a whole, gut health and how our mind works with our biology. Realizing that we are each responsible for our own health, Justine Cécile brings her personal experience, education and resources together to guide and mentor women and men to regain control of their health and happiness.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/183

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Jan 31, 2019
182: Dating After The Death Of A Partner
52:15

Losing a partner can be one of the most devastating life events. Healing from such a loss takes time, however, it is completely normal to want to find love again after losing a spouse. Whether you've dealt with the death of a partner or you're currently in a relationship, this episode will help you deal with a death in your relationship. 

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:-

  • How to honor the memory of a deceased partner when dating someone new
  • Dealing with the shock of an untimely death.
  • How to have a conversation with your children about you dating again
  • The grieving process and how to grow through it
  • And much more!

Sarah Tolmie assists individuals, couples and families to celebrate, create, navigate, learn, heal and grow through all life and love milestones, transitions, changes, challenges and losses. Her practice focuses on love, marriage & family relationships; success, lifestyle & wellness; and grief & loss, including coping with illness, dying and death.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/182

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Jan 24, 2019
181: Can I Be Friends With My Ex?
45:44

It's one of the cliche relationship situations that everyone seems to have a strong opinion on. Can we be friends with our ex's or members of the opposite sex? Of course we can! However, the answer is not always simple. Sometimes the answer is NO WAY! Listen to today's episode to navigate the minefield of friendship with ex-lovers and the opposite sex when you're currently in a relationship.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The important questions to ask yourself when there is a desire to be friends with an ex or member of the opposite sex.
  • How the 'drug' of your former partner can send misleading signals and pull you back toward them.
  • Why it's OK to be attracted to other people outside of your relationship.
  • The difference between jealousy and jealous behavior.
  • The monogamish movement and how to think about it.

John Kim LMFT, The Angry Therapist, pioneered the online life coaching movement seven years ago after going through a divorce which led to his total re-birth. He quickly built a devoted following of tens of thousands of fans who loved the frank and authentic insights that he freely shared on social media. John became known as an unconventional therapist who worked out of the box, and when he built out a coaching team of his own, launched an entire movement to change the way we change.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/181

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Jan 18, 2019
180: Caring For Ageing Parents And The Affects On Your Relationship
47:23

You can choose your friends but not your family....so the saying goes. For some of us, family is fun and a joy to be around. For others, not so much. In either case, relationship dynamics with our parents and extended families can create pressure and stress on our marriage or relationship. Listen to today's show to learn how to deal with family challenges and not let them negatively affect your relationship.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to care for an aging parent in a productive way that does not negatively impact your relationship
  • Compromising with both your partner and your parents in regards to each person's needs
  • Communicating with other family members in productive and meaningful ways. For example, balancing the work between siblings who care for an aging parent
  • Feeding your relationship when dealing with an aging or needy parent
  • And much more!

Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, has been a Professional Geriatric Care Manager and a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist for over 30 years. She is the Founder of Eldercare Services, a comprehensive Care Management, Counseling and Home Care Company and ran the very first Alzheimer's Dementia Care program in the San Fransico East Bay area for 6 years. Linda is a past President of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers now called the Aging Life Care Association.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/180

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Jan 02, 2019
179: Reconnecting Sexual Intimacy In Your Relationship
49:05

It's easy to have high sexual energy very early in a relationship. However, six months to one year into a relationship, the hormones can start to die down — leaving you with a new, often less sexy relationship. Listen to today's show to learn how to keep intimacy alive in your relationship no matter how long you've been together.

  • How to keep the erotic energy strong in a long term relationship
  • Dealing with the vulnerability of discussing intimacy
  • Softening the 'NO' to sexual advances from your partner
  • How to ask your partner what turns them on
  • The importance to have an intention for eroticism in the relationship
  • And much more!

Brian is a licensed clinical social worker, he, along with his wife Marcia, has been working with couples for over 30 years. He teaches and trains therapists internationally in Canada, Mexico, Holland, Brazil, and Australia. Brian has authored two books on committed relationships Going All The Way and Exceptional Relationships - Transformation through Embodied Couple Work.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/179

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Dec 26, 2018
178: What's Your Fantasy?
48:32

Sexual fantasy can play a large role in a relationship and individual sexuality. However, there's often a fair amount of shame around sexuality and sexual fantasies. Listen to today's show to learn how to explore your own fantasies and share them with your partner. You just might learn a few fun new things about each other and perhaps your fantasy will turn to reality!

Today's show topics include:

  • How to work on feeling less shameful about your sexual fantasies
  • Communication tools to share your fantasies with your partner
  • The deeper meaning of your sexual fantasies (Threesomes might be a need to feel desired, ect..)
  • Learn if it's ever a bad thing to fantasize too much
  • Examining your fantasies and peak sexual experiences
  • And much more!

Xanet Pailet is an intimacy educator, coach and author of Living An Orgasmic Life: Heal Yourself And Awaken Your Pleasure. She works with individuals and couples to empower them around their sexuality and strengthen relationship and intimacy skills. Xanet is a certified Somatica® Sex and Intimacy Coach, Sexological Body Worker, Holistic Pelvic Care Practitioner, Tantra Educator and Somatica Experiencing Trauma Practitioner. She has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Brides, Sex with Emily, SheKnows, and Elephant Journal.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/178

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Dec 19, 2018
177: Rebalancing Your Relationship
36:31

Each individual has a role in a relationship. Maybe you take out the trash and your partner handles the dishes, or you're the primary caretaker of the kids while your partner is the primary income earner. Whatever your relationship roles, sometimes they get out of balance and create points of stress and conflict.

Listen to today's show to learn how to navigate these issues and rebalance your relationship.

  • How to address the issue of an imbalance through productive communication.
  • Why learning about yourself and your own insecurities is often a solution to relationship issues.
  • The importance of sitting down to discuss your needs and expectations.
  • How to address issues at the source and when you initially feel them arise.
  • And much more!

Lynn Reilly is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Master Energy Therapist and the author of the self development book, 30 Days to Me. Her expertise in understanding human behavior drives her passion to educate people on how to understand and support themselves to live a serendipitous life.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/177

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Dec 12, 2018
176: Is ADHD Affecting Your Relationship?
48:37

ADHD is a mental health condition that can negatively impact your relationship and often goes undiagnosed in adults. Distractability, poor listening and disorganization are just a few signs of adult ADHD. It's important to understand the mental condition and its affects on your relationship. Whether or not you or your partner has ADHD, you'll find many useful relationship tips in this episode.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to know if you or your partner has ADHD
  • Treatments for ADHD
  • The pitfalls of the parent-child dynamic in a relationship
  • Finding common ground to solve the issues in your relationship
  • Learning who your partner is and respecting that person
  • And much more!

Melissa Orlov is a marriage consultant who specializes in working with couples impacted by adult ADHD. She is the author of two award-winning books, The ADHD Effect on Marriage, and The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD.

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Dec 05, 2018
175: How to Stop Life Stress From Derailing Your Relationship
46:01

 

Ahhhhh! STRESS. If you've never been stressed out you are either, not human, or you've achieved an extreme level of enlightenment and your brain should be studied in a lab. Stress is a natural survival response from millions of years of evolution. It serves us well in some situations, and in others it can be quite destructive. In particular, stress can put a huge damper on the relationships in your life. Use the tips in this episode to deal with stress in a way that does not negatively affect your relationships.
 
In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • How to slow things down so you can think rationally and not say or do things you'll later regret. 
  • Staying mindful to avoid reactivity. 
  • Broadening your view to think of the bigger picture as a tool for dealing with your stress. 
  • Realizing that stress is a part of life and finding the right mindset to move forward with it. 
  • And much more!

Melanie Greenberg Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist specializing in stress and relationships. She is also the author of The Stress-Proof Brain and The Mindful Self-Express blog on Psychology Today. An expert on relationships, Melanie counsels individuals and couples on issues like communication, dating, building intimacy, and finding secure attachment, Melanie provides keynotes and workshops to mental health professionals nationally and internationally.

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Nov 28, 2018
174: Rejection In Romantic Relationships
50:25

We’ve all felt rejected and down in the dumps. It sucks. I mean it really sucks. But there’s hope! Maybe you’re dating and can’t seem to find the right partner, or you’re in a relationship and feel rejected every time your partner turns you down for sex. Feelings of rejection are human and normal! We’re here to help you navigate these dark and stormy feelings and come out the other side to the bright sunshine that awaits! Listen to today’s episode and learn.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding that you are not alone in your rejection. It happens to everyone!
  • The negative effects of social media on your feelings of rejection and overall happiness. Quick hint: Want to immediately feel better? Stop following (stalking) your ex’s on social!
  • How to navigate feelings of rejection from your partner or spouse.
  • And much more!

Dr. Ellen Hendriksen is a clinical psychologist and author who helps millions calm their anxiety and be their authentic selves through her award-winning podcast, Savvy Psychologist, and in the clinic at Boston University's Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders.

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Nov 21, 2018
173: Are Narcissistic Habits Killing Your Relationship?
50:40

Sometimes it feels like we live in the most narcissistic time in history. Selfies are a ‘thing’, social media encourages us to always share how great we are and reality TV thrives off of self promotion. What do you do when narcissistic traits appear in you or your partner? There’s hope on the way and it’s in the form of this podcast! Listen and learn how to deal with narcissistic habits in your partner or yourself.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Communicating with a partner who exhibits narcissistic traits.
  • Understanding the degrees of narcissistic habits and how to deal with various levels.
  • The value of having “yes” conversations instead of “but” conversations. This tip is a great tool for EVERY kind of relationship.  
  • Examining where narcissistic traits come from and ways to manage them.
  • How narcissistic habits can reveal themselves as a listening disorder.
  • And much more!

Dr. Susan Heitler is a Denver clinical psychologist, author of five books plus a popular blog on Psychology Today that has had over 16 million reads.

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Nov 16, 2018
172: How Childhood Emotional Neglect Affects Our Relationships
46:49

Getting in touch with our feelings and emotions is much easier said than done. If we can learn to understand our emotions and where they come from, then we can begin to improve the relationship with our self and our partner. Childhood trauma and neglect are the root causes of many personal and intrapersonal relationship issues. Listen to today’s amazing show for valuable tips on navigating the minefield of our emotions.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to pay attention, understand and communicate your emotions and feelings with your partner
  • The importance of validating your partner’s feelings and how to do it properly
  • Why you should not argue over who’s ‘right’ or ‘wrong’.
  • Childhood emotional neglect and why it’s likely impacting your relationship
  • The dead end of arguing about facts and events rather than the root issues in your relationship
  • And much more!

Jonice Webb, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, speaker, blogger and best-selling author. Dr. Webb wrote the first book ever written about Childhood Emotional Neglect and is recognized worldwide as the pioneer of Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN). Dr. Webb created the first and only online Childhood Emotional Neglect Recovery Program. She has been interviewed about her topic on CBS Boston Evening News, NECN Morning News, and NPR. Her work has been cited by The Chicago Tribune, Psychology Today, Psychcentral.com and The Elephant Journal. Dr. Webb also provides professional trainings for licensed therapists in identifying and treating Childhood Emotional Neglect in their clients.

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Nov 08, 2018
171: Honesty and Conflict Resolution in Your Relationship
01:00:59

Communication and smart conflict resolution are extremely important in any relationship. You know this! Yet we all struggle with these things too often (at least Sarah and I do). This episode is a gold mine of valuable information for navigating communication and conflict resolution.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Is honesty always the best policy?
  • The importance of making your partner feel that the conversation is important.
  • Arguing about silly things and how to resolve it.
  • Communication techniques for productive conflict resolution.
  • How to avoid blaming and criticizing language with your parter.
  • And much more!

Ed Callirgos is the owner of The Bridge CCM, an independently licensed marriage and family therapist and trained Mediator. He has been featured on the Arizona Republic, Professional publications, Podcasts, Internet/Radio shows and is a recipient of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Minority Fellowship award. He is well known for working with high conflict couples, working with difficult cases such as couples where there is a potential for domestic violence, cases involving infidelity, pornography addiction, pre/post divorce, co parenting and suicidal ideations and trauma.

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Oct 31, 2018
170: Love Better By Becoming Your Authentic Self
58:13

Just be yourself. Easier said than done in this mixed up and sometimes crazy world. Gender roles, stereotypes, expectations and culture all shape how we see ourselves. The search for your authentic self can help improve your relationship in ways you never thought imaginable. Listen to today's episode and learn!

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding how gender roles and stereotypes can shape how we perceive ourselves and negatively affect relationships.
  • Tools to explore 'inner space' and work toward the most authentic version of yourself.
  • Pushing yourself to go outside your comfort zones to explore your identity.
  • How to talk to your partner about authenticity in each other and the relationship.
  • Asking yourself, "what parts of myself am I too shy to share?", and how this exercise can lead to relationship breakthroughs.
  • How the LGBT community is leading the way in authenticity and acceptance and what heterosexual's can learn from them.
  • And much more!

Ken Page, LCSW, is a renowned psychotherapist, popular Psychology Today blogger, and author of the bestseller Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy. He's also the host of the new Deeper Dating Podcast. He has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Fox News, WPIX-TV News, Match.com, ChristianMingle, JDate and more. Page has led hundreds of workshops on intimacy and spirituality for thousands of participants. His work has been highly acclaimed by numerous top thought leaders, including Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Arielle Ford, Edward Hallowell, MD, Chip Conley, Judith Orloff, MD. and Katherine Woodward Thomas

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Oct 24, 2018
169: Get The Love You Deserve
43:09

It's easy to lower our self worth in a relationship. Maybe it's because you are so madly in love you'll do just about anything for your partner — no matter how bad they treat you. Maybe they don't treat you terribly, but you have this itch that makes you think they should be treating you better. Listen to today's show to learn how to communicate and get the love you deserve!

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to not lose your identity in your relationship or in your life in general.
  • The importance of putting yourself first.
  • Understanding your needs and communicating them to your partner.
  • Why you should not be 'keeping score' in your relationship.
  • Using "I" statements instead of "you" statements.
  • And much more!

Marisa Peer is a world renowned speaker, Rapid Transformational Therapy trainer and best-selling author. She has nearly three decades of experience as a therapist and has been named Best British Therapist by Men's Health magazine and featured in Tatler's Guide to Britain's 250 Best Doctors.

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Oct 17, 2018
168: Why Talking About Finances Will Improve your Relationship
49:53

Dollars and cents don't sound like the most romantic relationship topic for your next date night. However, properly communicating about finances in committed relationships is a key tool for relationship happiness. Listen to today's show to learn how and why you need to talk finances with your partner.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How communicating about your budget can create more intimacy.
  • Why it's a good thing that finances force us to adapt and change within our relationship.
  • Understanding your individual emotional connections to money.
  • How to communicate your core principles around money and why it's so important.
  • Steps to have constructive arguments surround finances and other relationship issues.
  • And much more!

Russell Baxter is a Licensed Professional Counselor that runs Foundations Counseling in Grapevine, TX. He has created a specific curriculum for both couples and counselors to navigate finances in relationships. He is currently finishing his new book "Sharing Your Heart, Sharing Your Treasure", which will be released by the end of 2018.

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Oct 10, 2018
167: Help! My Partner's a Control Freak
01:04:32

Today's episode is the most honest and open conversation we've had on this podcast to date. We're no different than any other couple when it comes to relationship issues. We've dealt with control issues in our relationship, and we were happy to talk through our struggles with the help of today's guest, Wendi Dumbroff.

Listen to today's show if you want an honest and useful conversation about how to deal with control issues in your relationship. Topics from this episode include:

  • How to identify the cycle of control in your relationship. Does this sound familiar? Your partner tells you to do something, and it makes you want to do it less.
  • Identifying the triggers that occur when your partner is being controlling.
  • Importance of recognizing that we cannot help how we feel, but can help what we do.
  • Dropping below surface communication in your relationship and examining the roots of an issue.
  • And much more!

Wendi L. Dumbroff, MA, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Madison, NJ, where she specializes in individual, family, couple and sex therapy. She is a highly trained couple and sex therapist who provides a safe, non-judgmental and sex-positive environment. Additionally, Dumbroff is a teacher and practitioner of mindfulness and meditation which are skills she brings into her therapy practice.

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Oct 03, 2018
166: Staying Connected When Life Gets Busy
41:23

Life is busy. Work, kids, Netflix, your phone. There are more things than ever pulling us away from our partners. Maintaining connection is a key component of a happy and healthy relationship. Use the actionable tips from today’s episode to stay connected and nurture your relationship.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding the importance of greeting your partner when you leave or enter the house and how to do it
  • Creating and implementing a going to bed ritual
  • How to avoid letting technology negatively affect your relationship.
  • Fun games to play to engage with your partner and keep things new and exciting
  • The importance of asking your partner on a date and how to do it right
  • And much more!

Dr. Jennifer Lagrotte, DMFT, LMHC, LMFT, a therapist in practice in Parkland, FL, specializes in working with couples. She is an expert on showing couples how to stop fighting and start communicating. Her passion is couples, and she has dedicated her work to exclusively working with couples. Her speciality is affair recovery and uses the Atone/Attune/Attach Method, learned from in-person training with Julie and John Gottman.

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Sep 26, 2018
165: Key Tools to Obtain a Healthy Relationship
45:53

Why are relationships so damn hard!? Simply put: We weren’t born with all of the tools to live, love and create a life with another human. It takes practice and hard work. Like any good tool box, the more variety of solid tools you have, the better you’ll be able to repair things (your relationship). Listen to this episode’s value bomb of a show to learn key tools to start applying to your relationship today.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn the importance of making your partner feel understood
  • Why we should not try to fix our partners problems and instead just listen and show empathy
  • The critical ability to be accountable and show genuine remorse when you make a mistake
  • Understanding the perspective of your partner to create compromises
  • Communicating with positive statements to empower your partner
  • And much more!

Dr. Erin Leonard has been a practicing psychotherapist for over 20 years. She is a writer for Psychology Today, award winning author of 3 books, TV contributor and mom.

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Sep 19, 2018
164: The 15 Minute Relationship Fix
42:54

Sound too good to be true? Well...depending on the state of your relationship, you may not fix EVERYTHING in 15 minutes, but this episode will put you well on the path to a happier relationship. Listen and learn the steps to Dr. Black’s 15 minute relationship fix exercise.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn the 15 minute relationship exercise that guides you and your partner through an ‘emotional conference’ to share your emotions and better understand each other
  • How to examine your emotions and understand any links to your childhood
  • The importance of listening to your partner and demonstrating an understanding through validation
  • Learn why agreement is optional, but understanding is necessary in your relationship
  • How to walk into a restaurant and immediately tell who is having great sex
  • Understanding that intimacy is not about getting the response you want, but handling the response you get
  • And much more!

Dr. Joel Block is a clinical psychologist specializing in treating couples and author of the 15 Minute Relationship Fix. Dr. Block is also a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology and an assistant clinical professor of psychology and psychiatry at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

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Sep 12, 2018
163: The Importance of Showing Appreciation In Your Relationship
43:18

It’s easy to become complacent in our relationship. The longer we’ve been with someone, the more we often take them for granted. This can feel terrible for both partners and can lead to relationship dissatisfaction and worse. Don’t let feelings of monotony and under appreciation seep into your relationship. Use the simple tips in this episode to make a lasting and positive impact on your relationship.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn how to compliment your partner so they feel appreciated
  • The importance of letting go of the small things sometimes
  • Avoid long term relationship boredom with fresh new ideas like a mystery date surprise and more
  • How to give your partner an unexpected compliment, and why that can be so impactful
  • The incredible impact of greeting your partner when departing or arriving your house
  • And much more!

Fran Greene a licensed clinical social worker, author, and a nationally renowned relationship expert. Flirting is her hobby, love is her passion, and her dream is for you to have a loving relationship. She has a private practice working with singles who want to find their perfect match and couples who want to improve their relationships. She is also a sought-after online dating coach.

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Sep 05, 2018
162: New Relationship Rules
47:03

Who doesn’t want to have better sex in their relationship!? The path to better sex doesn't have to be confusing and difficult. You have the power to initiate the changes you want for better, hotter more intimate sex. Listen to today’s episode to learn the exact steps to make these changes.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn how to ask what you want in bed and how to tolerate sometimes not getting it
  • Understand that it’s your job to share what’s on your mind, not your partner’s job to read your mind
  • How to practice communicating about your sexual desires to get what you want
  • The importance of saying no when you need to say no
  • And much more!

Jessa Zimmerman is a certified sex therapist and couples counselor in Seattle as well as the host of the Better Sex Podcast and author of the new book Sex without Stress. She focus's on helping couples who have a good relationship but who struggle with sex.

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Aug 29, 2018
161: Is Your Partner A Messy Slob?
40:25

Taking out the trash, washing the dishes and cleaning the room all sound like pretty normal household tasks. However, when you share a house with a partner, these tasks can lead to arguments, resentments and problems in your relationship. Listen to today’s episode to learn how to best communicate and navigate the division of labor in your household.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn why you need to be clear about each partner’s roles in the household
  • Being honest about your needs and how to share with your partner
  • How to use “I” language to productively communicate with your partner.
  • The importance of negotiating roles throughout the relationship.
  • And much more!

Dr. Marisa T. Cohen is an Associate Professor of Psychology, relationship coach, and relationship scientist. Her research focuses on peoples’ perceptions of first date success and consensual non-monogamy. Dr. Cohen is the author of two books, a Psychology Today blog and Love Lessons, a Long Island Weekly newspaper column.

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Aug 22, 2018
160: How to Know You’re Ready For Marriage Or Kids
48:38

Are we ever really ready to get married or have kids? It’s a big question! There are some key things we need to ask ourselves in order to make a well informed, smart decision regarding these big life decisions. Listen to today’s show to learn how to ask the right questions.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Why it’s important that you not seek a partner to ‘complete you’
  • Falling for the narrative of your life rather than the reality
  • The importance of aligned values with your partner
  • Debunking the myth that love is all you need to make a relationship work
  • What to do when one partner wants one thing and the other something else
  • And much more!

Jonathan Decker is a husband, father, family therapist, actor, and author. He is the clinical director of Your Family Expert, offering relationship coaching, counseling, and online courses to help you wherever you are.

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Aug 15, 2018
159: What’s Your Romantic Personality?
40:15

Understanding our romantic personality can help us find the love of our lives or better navigate an existing relationship. In today’s episode, Dr. Alex Avila takes Chase and Sarah through exercises to determine their own personality types, and show how they match (or don’t!). Listen to today’s show to better understand yourself and your current or future partner.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The four personality types and how to determine which is yours and what it means
  • Fun and practical questions to ask current or future partners to learn more about them
  • What to do if you are an extrovert and your partner’s an introvert or vice-versa
  • Understanding our true nature in order to have better relationships
  • And much more!

Dr. Alex Avila is a licensed clinical psychologist and holds various graduate degrees, including a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He is also a respected educator, researcher, author and popular media personality.

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Aug 08, 2018
158: Key Factors For Conflict Resolution in Your Relationship
53:57

Conflict is an inevitable and necessary part of every relationship. It can eat away at the love or it can help your relationship flourish. Knowing the key tools for conflict resolution can help us all navigate arguments in a way that will be productive and positive. Listen to today’s show to learn valuable conflict resolution tips.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to get a partner who is not willing to work on your relationship to care and put in the work
  • Understanding that relationships change and what used to work may no longer be the case
  • The very important ‘rules for fighting’ to apply in your relationship
  • Conflict resolution tips and understanding that some things don’t work for everyone
  • And much more!

Steve Ing is reframing an important conversation in society one about the intelligent management of human sexuality. He is a sought-after trainer, speaker and therapist, bringing nearly three decades of experience to his audiences and clients. His book, We’re All Like This (2015, Giant Publishing), is used as a text in Human Sexuality classes in university classrooms.

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Aug 01, 2018
157: Eliminate These Toxic Relationship Patterns For A Happier Life
51:25

Research consistently found that it takes four positive comments to recover from one negative comment from a partner. That ratio means that criticism is a highly ineffective way of communicating in your relationship with your partner.

In this episode, Dr. Julie Colwell teaches how to shift out of toxic relationship patterns such as reactive brain, blame and criticism and instead, show appreciation for our partner.

Dr. Julie Colwell is a psychologist based in Boulder, CO. She has spent her career developing and refining methods for individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations to shift out of energy-draining power struggles into reconnection, innovation and flow. Her methods are clear, research-based and powerful. Dr. Colwell also hosts workshops and classes and is the author of the bestseller, The Relationship Skills Workbook and The Relationship Ride.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/157

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Jul 25, 2018
156: Four Ways To Spark Your Relationship
01:02:09

Exciting Announcement: Our new online course, Spark My Relationship, has launched! Learn more and enroll here: SparkMyRelationship.com

Spark My Relationship is designed to infuse your life and relationship with fresh passion, skills and wisdom. This self-paced journey is perfect for turning up the heat, having some fun together and revolutionizing your intimacy and communication.

We’ve collaborated with 15 psychologists and therapists to create a comprehensive relationship course that not only teaches you the skills needed to create a successful and lasting relationship, but the tools to execute it.

In this episode, we interview Dr. Debra Campbell about four important ways to keep the spark alive in our realtionship. What Dr. Deb teaches us in this episode is just a glimpse of what is covered in the course. :-)

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The importance of eliminating unhelpful old habits that can lead to friction and unhappiness
  • Healthy and successful communication tools
  • The biggest struggles couples have when reigniting their sex life, plus tips to spice things up
  • The importance of mindfulness to improve stress management
  • Why having shared dreams and desires can be so beneficial for celebrating our “couple culture” now and in the future.
  • And much more!

Dr Debra Campbell is a author, psychologist, university lecturer and couple therapists based in Melbourne Australia. Dr. Debra has consulted on everything from panic to depression, parenting, grief and relationships. Her book Lovelands has become an Amazon bestseller, combining self-help with the deeply personal memoir of a psychologist.

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Jul 18, 2018
155: Rebuilding Trust In Your Relationship
51:12

Trust is one of the hardest things to earn and easiest to lose in a relationship. If you’ve been lied to or if you have lied to your partner, this episode is for you.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Why trust is so hard to get back in a relationship
  • The three important stages for rebuilding trust
  • How to create accountability in your relationship
  • Forgiving your partner and moving forward in the relationship
  • White lies and the negative effects they can have
  • And much more!

Paul holds two Masters degrees and has worked with hundreds of men, women, and couples for the last 14 years as a professional counselor. Paul and Shannon have enjoyed 25 years of marriage and have successfully raised 4 kids together. They’ve lived in Portland, Oregon most of their married life. They're the founders of SecureMarriage.com, an online library of marriage tools that will show you how to fight less, feel understood, and enjoy a deeper connection with your spouse.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/155

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Jul 12, 2018
154: Learning to Forgive
49:59

Forgiveness is a key skill for all of the relationships in our lives. Our ability to forgive has a direct impact on our personal happiness and the success of a relationship. Listen to today’s episode to learn how to forgive and reconcile with others.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Why forgiveness is an individual process
  • The four key steps to forgiveness
  • Letting go of a transgression that continues to nag at you
  • The amazing health benefits of not holding a grudge
  • How to apologize and why it’s a key component to a healthy relationship
  • And much more!

Dr. Ryan Howes is a clinical psychologist in Pasadena, California who writes for Psychology Today and Psychotherapy Networker Magazine. He is also the founder of National Psychotherapy Day.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/154

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Jul 04, 2018
153: Dealing With An Addict You Love
49:32

Addiction is a disease that can be incredibly difficult on a relationship. It’s hard to know when you are enabling or helping your partner. Navigating the world of addiction is a difficult prospect for even the strongest individuals. Listen to today’s show to learn how to deal with the addict in your life.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The key distinction between supporting or enabling and addict
  • Allowing the addict to experience the consequences of their addiction
  • The importance of seeking professional support as the partner of an addict
  • Avoiding manipulation from an addicted partner
  • And much more!

Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist, author and life coach who helps people cope with addictions, trauma and mental health issues.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/153

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Jun 27, 2018
152: Create A Thriving Marriage
39:35

No relationship or marriage is perfect. You probably already knew this. However, you might not know which of the four phases of marriage you’re in, and what it means for you and your partner. Listen to today’s show to create a thriving marriage by understanding the importance of each phase you might go through! This show is worth listening to even if your single or dating!

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The thriving, working, detached and conflictual stages of marriage
  • How to determine which phase of marriage you’re in and how to change phases
  • The importance of doing things together to create a ‘couple culture’
  • How to ‘act’ your way to being in love
  • What to do if you feel like you’re always at war with your partner
  • And much more!

Dale is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in White House, TN. He specializes in marriage, parenting and men's issues. Dale is an author, online curriculum consultant, and a trained Prepare/Enrich provider for couples looking to get married or for those who want to strengthen their relationship. He believes you are never too far gone in your marriage if you're willing to make the journey back.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/152

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Jun 20, 2018
151: What’s Your Sexual Personality Type?
59:26

Do you really know what you or your partner likes in the bedroom? Many of us have not asked key questions around sexuality in our relationships. Understanding you and your partners sexual personality type can help take your relationship and sex life to the next level.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Questions to ask in order to understand your sexual personality type
  • How to avoid a ‘vanilla’ sexual relationship — Learn how to spice it up
  • The details of monogamish relationships and how to know if they’re right for you
  • How to make a non-monogamous relationship work
  • The BDSM checklist and why you should go through it with your partner today
  • How to communicate with your partner about sexuality
  • And much more!

Dr. Rhoda Lipscomb is an Alternative Sexuality Specialist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Clinical Sexologist with her PhD in clinical sexology. She is an author, teacher, public speaker and has been counseling and consulting with individuals and couples in the area of human sexuality for over 25 years.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/151

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Jun 13, 2018
150: Navigating Finances In Your Relationship
43:42

No one wants to think about divorce or death. Deny it all we want, one happens 50% of the time and the other 100%! Understanding the legal financial side of relationships is an important part of creating a successful relationship or marriage. Listen to today’s episode to learn how to get your finances in order!

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding a prenup and it’s legal details
  • Avoiding the unromantic stigma of prenups and doing what is practical for a successful relationship
  • How to communicate about prenups and other important financial hurdles.
  • Creating a post-nup if you married without a prenup
  • Using separate bank accounts in your relationship
  • And much more!

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/150

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Jun 06, 2018
149: Practical Ideas To Find The Love Of Your Life
54:33

Why do so many good people end up in bad relationships? Today’s episode will help answer that and give you the tools to improve yourself to attract the right kind of partner, find love, or help determine if you're currently with the right partner.

Whether you are single or in a relationship, this episode will give you great relationship advice with topics that include:

  • How to use practical spirituality to maximize your current or future relationship
  • Why our partner should be a catalyst for our own personal growth
  • Avoiding a chemical dependency on your partner
  • Why are there so many good people in bad relationships!?
  • Questions to ask yourself when considering a potential partner
  • And much more!

Dr Ali Binazir is an author, speaker and clinical hypnotherapist and Happiness Engineer. He is the author of 4 books, including "The Tao of Dating: The Smart Woman's Guide to Being Absolutely Irresistible", the highest-rated dating book on Amazon for 4 years. He holds an honors degree from Harvard College, an M.D. from UC San Diego School of Medicine, and an M.Phil. from Cambridge University.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/149

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! - Chase & Sarah

May 30, 2018
148: Practicing Good Emotional Hygiene To Improve Your Relationship
40:01

We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve let our emotions get the better of us. We snap at our partner, stress ourselves out and react negatively to the smallest transgressions. Worry no more. Today’s episode will give you amazing actionable tips to help control your emotions, feel better and improve the relationship with yourself and your partner.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to take control of your mood and emotions
  • Finding an emotional grounding to avoid being controlled by the events of your day
  • How to respond rather than react
  • Creating a buffer period to decompress and interact positively with your partner
  • Body scan exercises to help control your emotions and create happier relationships.
  • And much more!

Kongit is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Sex Therapist in the state of California. She's the founder of the Inspired Journey Counseling Center in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/148

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May 23, 2018
147: The Sexual Science Of Cuddling
39:59

Cuddling on the couch is a favorite activity of many healthy relationships. Cuddling is very much in mainstream culture, and yet it can be complicated and filled with nuance. Listen to today's show to learn how to navigate the comfy, cozy and sometimes sexual world of cuddling. 

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understand the general differences between male and female desires from cuddling.
  • Find out if cuddling should always lead to sex?
  • Learn the science of cuddling and why it can feel so good and be such a positive element of a healthy relationship.
  • How to cuddle in a way that is best for your partner.
  • And much more!

Dr. Sarah Hunter Murray is a sex researcher and relationship therapist. She is passionate about challenging norms and stereotypes about men and women's sex lives in order to promote stronger and more intimate relationships. She is a blogger for Psychology Today and Lifehack and is regularly sought after by media outlets, including Men's Health, Elle and Today's Parent for her expertise on sex, intimacy and romantic relationships.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/147

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! - Chase & Sarah

May 16, 2018
146: Is Porn Causing Issues In Your Relationship?
46:28

Have you caught your partner looking at porn? Maybe browsing pictures of scantily clad women or men on Instagram or Facebook? This doesn't need to be an issue in your relationship if you know how to talk and deal with it! Our culture largely creates a negative narrative around these issues that can hurt our relationships. Listen to today's episode to learn how to talk to your partner about porn, social media 'stalking' and your relationship.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn why we aren't really facing what some call a 'porn health crisis'.
  • Understand that it's not the porn, it's the lack of healthy conversations around porn.
  • Is it OK that your partner is 'stalking' the opposite sex on social media?
  • Communicating with your partner about their deepest fantasies and where they came from.
  • The erotic differences between individuals and sexes.
  • Why porn elicits a disgust response in some individuals.
  • And much more!

Dr. Joe Kort is the author of four books on gender and male sexuality. He specializes in couples therapy, sex therapy, mixed orientation relationships, and out of control sexual behaviors. He is starting an LGBTQ certification program in the spring.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/146

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May 09, 2018
145: Not Feeling Like A Priority In Your Relationship?
44:02

Our lives our busier than ever. It's easy for one partner in the relationship to feel like they no longer are a priority to the other partner. Work, hobbies and technology are just a few things that can begin to take priority over a partner. Listen to today's episode to navigate the emotions of not feeling like a priority in your relationship, and learn how to proactively make your partner feel important.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The importance of understanding that no one is a priority all of the time.
  • Exercises to remind your partner that they are important.
  • How to talk about feelings of unimportance and neglect.
  • Navigating priorities in relationships with blended families and family dynamics.
  • Communicating our feelings in a productive and positive way.
  • And much more!

Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist in S. California since 1978 with over 40 years’ experience in counseling individuals and couples. Dr. Tessina is the author of 15 books in 17 languages appears frequently on radio, TV, video and podcasts.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/145

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May 02, 2018
144: Mindful Sex is Mind Blowing Sex
50:57

Want to learn how practicing mindfulness can lead to better sex? Instead of thinking about the emails you need to respond to or the kid's lunches that need to be packed — think about the amazing orgasm you're about to have! Sex with your partner should be incredible, and mindfulness can help with just that. Listen and learn for a better sex life full of passion, connection and mindfulness.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to put your head and body in the same place to practice mindfulness.
  • Practicing mindfulness in daily life so it's easier to do in the bedroom.
  • Understanding the myths surrounding female pleasure to help improve your sex life.
  • Century's-old vibrators and how women have been using them for years to improve their sex life.
  • Communicating about sex in your relationship.
  • How to avoid 'spectator sex' so that you can be more present for real amazing sex.
  • And much more!

Dr. Laurie Mintz is a professor at the University of Florida, where she teaches the Psychology of Human Sexuality. She is also a licensed psychologist in private practice, and the author of two books, both aimed at empowering women sexually: A Tired Woman's Guide to Passionate Sex and Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters--And How To Get It.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/144

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! - Chase & Sarah

Apr 25, 2018
143: Navigating the In-Laws
43:06

You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family! There's a reason this cliche exists, but it doesn't have to be that way. Going over to the in-laws doesn't have to be the excruciating experience it is for so many. Listen to today's episode to learn how to navigate the minefield that is family! Whether it's getting along with the in-laws or your own family, this is the episode to help you end the family discomfort.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • The culture shock we experience when interacting with a new family.
  • Being supportive for your partner when visiting your own family.
  • How to be proactive in cultivating or fixing your relationship with the in-laws or other family members.
  • Managing expectations during family visits.
  • Steps to offering an olive branch to end old family feuds.
  • How to have honest communication about family.
  • And much more!

Robert Taibbi has served as adjunct professor at several universities. He provides trainings nationally and internationally in the areas of relationship issues, family therapy, brief therapy and clinical supervision. He has 44 years experience, is the author of 11 books, 300 articles, and is a contributor to PsychologyToday.com.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/143

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! - Chase & Sarah

Apr 18, 2018
142: Jealousy In The Modern Relationship
43:19

Jealousy is a common feeling that many of us have or will experience. With the pervasive use of the internet flooding our brains with sexual images, past lovers and other temptations, jealousy is an important issue to address in relationships. Learn how to deal with your own or your partner's jealousy in today's episode.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding the difference between emotional and sexual jealousy and how each sex may experience them differently.
  • How to talk about jealousy with your partner.
  • The importance of 'striking when the iron is cold' when communicating about sensitive relationship issues.
  • Online emotional infidelity and how it can hurt your relationship.
  • And much more!

Dr. Suzanne Degges-White is a professor and chair of the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She is a licensed counselor and has experience working with couples and families dealing with concerns related to communication difficulties, developmental transitions, addiction, and abuse. Suzanne’s academic research explores transitions and development over the lifespan with a strong focus on intimate family relationships and friendships. Her Lifetime Connections blog on PsychologyToday.com explores relationships in families and friendscapes.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/142

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Do you want to hear more on this topic? Do you or your partner have issues with jealousy? If so, you're not alone. Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe

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Apr 11, 2018
141: Emotional Habits
55:21

We've all felt the need to blame our partner for something going wrong in the relationship. Why do we retreat to negative emotional habits so easily? Dr. Steven Stosny explains how our toddler brain takes over and can cause us to react with blame, denial and avoidance during conflict. Listen to today's show to avoid falling into that trap, and learn how to better react to improve your relationship.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn why we retreat to our 'toddler brain' of emotional reactivity and how to avoid this.
  • How to create ne