117: Why Making Excuses Hurts Your Relationship

It's easy to rationalize the negative ways we talk or act toward our partner. In fact, rationalizing bad behavior often leads to conflict and the eroding of a relationship. Listen to this episode to learn why excuses and rationalizations creep into even the best of marriages, and how help couples identify and eliminate them. In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Learn why it's so hard to be

2017-10-18T10:11:19+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

116: Affair Proof Your Relationship

The incidence of infidelity in the United States is greater than 50%. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that we're doing something wrong. A huge part of preventing infidelity is communication with your partner. For example, have you communicated your deepest sexual desires to your partner without fear of judgement? Today's show will outline the steps to share feelings like this and to affair proof your relationship. In this

2017-10-11T11:15:50+00:00 October 11th, 2017|

115: Great Expectations

When expectations in your relationship don’t meet reality, disappointment is bound to happen. Whether you find yourself struggling with too high or too low expectations, finding the balance is key to being happier and more satisfied in your relationship. Listen to today’s show with Dr. Sarah Vannier to learn how to manage expectations and avoid disappointment in your relationship. In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include: How creating

2017-10-11T10:02:08+00:00 October 4th, 2017|

114: Is Your Partner In Love With Their Phone?

We all know our relationships would benefit from limiting the amount of time we spend on our phones. So, why is it so damn hard to put the phone down!? The average person spends about 4 hours each day on their phone - 4 HOURS! What if we spent 10% of that time nurturing our relationship? That's 10 full hours a month that can be dedicated to date nights. Yes, please!

2017-10-11T10:04:12+00:00 September 27th, 2017|

113: Why Respect Is Critical In A Relationship

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

2017-10-11T10:08:07+00:00 September 20th, 2017|

111: Conflict Happens – Learn How to Deal With It

Dr. Bernard Golden, the founder of Anger Management Education in Chicago, has been a practicing psychologist for almost forty years. He is the author of Overcoming Destructive Anger: Strategies That Work, Unlock Your Creative Genius and Healthy Anger: How to help children and teens manage their anger. In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Learn how you and your partner can manage your anger for a happier relationship. Understand that

2017-09-09T16:09:03+00:00 September 6th, 2017|

110: Progress Over Perfection

If you're a perfectionist or you're in a relationship with one, today's interview with Darlene Lancer will be essential for your relationship. As we share in the interview, we struggle with this topic in our own relationship. Chase can be a perfectionist, and although he is perfect to me, there are times when it can negatively impact our relationship. However, after talking with Darlene, we both feel more equipped to handle

2017-09-09T16:16:56+00:00 August 30th, 2017|

109: Stop Disagreements From Turning Into Fights

Jeremy Sherman, Ph.D., M.P.P. researches and writes about decision-making from the origins of life to everyday life. He has written over 1100 articles on practical decision-making for his Psychology Today blog: Ambigamy: Insights for the deeply romantic and deeply skeptical and has a book coming out with Columbia University Press this October: Neither Ghost Nor Machine, the emergence and nature of selves. In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that

2017-09-09T13:22:45+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|

108: Is Facebook Damaging Your Relationship?

Dr. Zack Carter is an assistant professor of communication at Taylor University. His teaching and research efforts are conducted through the lens of social psychology. His areas of expertise are marriage fidelity, relationship development/management, the self, nonverbal communication, persuasion, social influence, and social media. Specifically, Dr. Carter is passionate about helping married couples, and those looking to marry, avoid blind spots in their communication with the opposite sex, face-to-face, online, and

2017-09-09T13:11:18+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

107: Rethinking Marriage

Vicki Larson is an award-winning journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area and Susan Pease Gadoua is a licensed therapist based in the San Francisco Bay Area and author of "Contemplating Divorce, A Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go" and "Stronger Day by Day: Reflections for Healing and Rebuilding After Divorce ." Together they wrote "The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists and Rebels". In this

2017-09-09T15:47:31+00:00 August 9th, 2017|