18 episodes

Dating My Best Friend Podcast is a bi-weekly conversation where the art of friendship leads the relationship. Your hosts Barry (aka Coach Coop) and Shantini affectionately known as the BaShes chat about love, life, trials, triumphs and practically everything in between. As two souls trying to figure things out, they dive deep and explore aspects of relationships in a thought-provoking, reflective, and candid way. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-bashes/support

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Dating My Best Friend Podcast is a bi-weekly conversation where the art of friendship leads the relationship. Your hosts Barry (aka Coach Coop) and Shantini affectionately known as the BaShes chat about love, life, trials, triumphs and practically everything in between. As two souls trying to figure things out, they dive deep and explore aspects of relationships in a thought-provoking, reflective, and candid way. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-bashes/support

    "I declare: Intension and Goal Setting for the New Year"

    "I declare: Intension and Goal Setting for the New Year"

    We can all attest to the fact that 2020 had been a doozy! As we’re approaching the holiday season, what better time to reflect on the year in review and prep for the coming year. On this episode of Dating my Best Friend Podcast, hosts Barry (aka Coach Coop) and Shantini discuss the power of declarations vs resolutions and cover three common areas of reflection including Personal Development, Fitness, and Finance.

    For each area,  they are joined by guest experts, Tamara Lynn (momentum Education), Joanna Clinton (Project SHED) and Shatisha Stephens (Financial Matters) who focus on how setting intention coupled with proper information and action can propel you closer to the dreams and visions you have for your lives.  So get your pens and paper, take all the notes as you take in all of the gems dropped in this final episode of the season entitled “I Declare: Intension and Goal Setting for the New Year”.


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    • 1 hr 29 min
    ‘Sometimes it’s Me’ Holding Yourself Accountable for Causing Chaos in Your Relationship

    ‘Sometimes it’s Me’ Holding Yourself Accountable for Causing Chaos in Your Relationship

    There is no “perfect” relationship. Every couple faces challenges within their relationship that either make or break them. As two people decide to journey together there are bound to experience mishaps, heartbreak, forgiveness, and healing all in an attempt to return to love.

    In this episode, hosts Barry and Shantini share a painstaking point in their relationship that destroyed trust and challenged their future together. Inspired by an article about Pastor John Gray, they discuss the importance of holding yourself accountable for creating chaos in your relationship, recognizing your wrong-doings, and making a valiant effort to change behavior to heal and restore the relationship. It gets really real.


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    • 50 min
    How Do you Holiday? Navigating common holiday challenges as couples

    How Do you Holiday? Navigating common holiday challenges as couples

    Thanksgiving is literally next week and It’s officially the beginning holiday season! Exciting! Often times this can bring up challenges in relationships particularly if you Holiday differently. Questions like: “Who spends what holiday with which family, do you spend it apart? Do you create your own?” are at the core of the holiday season. What if life’s circumstances (death, loss, or other family challenges) shifted how you approach the holiday season?

    In this episode, alongside our special guest, social worker, pastor and pre-marital counselor, Dr. Donald Garner, we dissect some of these common challenges, including our very own and share tips on how to navigate the holidays.


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    LESSONS ON LOVING BLACK MEN

    LESSONS ON LOVING BLACK MEN

    On a daily basis are constantly reminded of the negative narratives associated with the black man, we can harp on all the things he’s not and constantly share what the black man should do for the black women. But what about them? Why about their needs? On this episode of Dating My Best Friend, hosts Barry (aka Coach Coop) and Shantini, chat with faith leaders Jason Hendrickson and Sharise W. about what it takes to love a black man. Tune in as they share lessons on what loving a black man looks like, how to love past challenges, and love through a Godly lens.




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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Do Black Women Feel Protected????

    Do Black Women Feel Protected????

    Malcolm X said the most disrespected, unprotected, and neglected person in America is the Black woman. On this episode of Dating My Best Friend, hosts Barry (aka Coach Coop) and Shantini, chat with their friends Maddox and Neziak (Larry) about what it means to protect black women. Tune in as they dissect the word protection and explore other powerful action words like support, showing up, and encourage as a more all-encompassing way to really hold space for black women today and always.


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Dating During Covid

    Dating During Covid

    This year Covid-19 came and flipped all of our lives upside down. From masks and loads of hand sanitizer and toilet paper, we were forced to quarantine in an effort to stay safe at home. It was really a time where whether or not you were involved, you were forced to be with yourself and navigate all of your relationships virtually. On this episode of Dating My Best Friend, hosts Barry (aka Coach Coop) and Shantini, chat with some of their single friends about how they mingled (or not) in the midst of Covid. Tune in for all the details of their guests' experiences with dating hits and misses, safety precautions, and incorporating sexy cuddle time during the quarantine.


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    • 1 hr 11 min

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