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 episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn the many interesting alternatives to traditional marriage.
  • Why it’s important to be clear on what you want in your marriage or relationship.
  • Why matching your expectations with your partner’s is a key to a successful marriage.
  • Open marriages and how they can be structured.
  • Creating a contract for your relationship in order to find success.
  • And much more!

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Susan & Vicki’s Daily Tool

Continue to ask yourself, “Am I on the course I want to be on?” and “Am I being authentic to myself and my family?”.

Relationship Advice Resource

The New I Do
Mating in Captivity
How to be an Adult in Relationships
The 5 Love Languages
The All-or-Nothing Marriage

Advice for Newlyweds

Question the script. The more you talk about your relationship now, the more you’ll be likely to make a decision you’ll be happy with later on.

Advice for Single Listeners

Don’t bow to the pressure that you have to couple up. If you do want to couple up, be sure you are aware of why you want to be coupled.

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