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A podcast about love, marriage & relationships: Couples Synergy with couples therapy and relationships experts, Dr Ray and Jean Kadkhodaian, features interviews with real couples about their marriage and relationships and offers insights on how to create a healthy and happy relationship. Having conducted marriage counseling, couples therapy and relationship coaching for over 25 years with thousands of couples, Dr. Ray and Jean offer their relationship advice in addition to interviewing couples, and over the course of their podcast cover topics such as, communication, sex, conflict, divorce, adoption, infertility, miscarriage, pornography, infidelity, anxiety, depression, blended families, dating, remarriage, intimacy, addiction, codependency, social media, parenting, PTSD and much more!

Couples Synergy: Real Couples, Real Stories...Real Relationships Dr Ray and Jean Kadkhodaian: Love Marriage & Relationships Advice for Coupl

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    • 4.9 • 153 Ratings

A podcast about love, marriage & relationships: Couples Synergy with couples therapy and relationships experts, Dr Ray and Jean Kadkhodaian, features interviews with real couples about their marriage and relationships and offers insights on how to create a healthy and happy relationship. Having conducted marriage counseling, couples therapy and relationship coaching for over 25 years with thousands of couples, Dr. Ray and Jean offer their relationship advice in addition to interviewing couples, and over the course of their podcast cover topics such as, communication, sex, conflict, divorce, adoption, infertility, miscarriage, pornography, infidelity, anxiety, depression, blended families, dating, remarriage, intimacy, addiction, codependency, social media, parenting, PTSD and much more!

    What is Couples Synergy?

    What is Couples Synergy?

    ALL ABOUT LOVE, MARRIAGE & RELATIONSHIPS: Learn about relationships as we discuss topics such as communication, conflict, infertility, adoption, parenting, blended families, divorce, sex, infidelity, pornography, dating and commitment.
    In this first episode, co-hosts, couples therapy and relationship experts, Dr. Ray & Jean Kadkhodaian, talk about their own marriage, why their passion has been conducting couples therapy for over 15 years, why they started the podcast, and their dream to transform relationships as we know it.
    Formal launch is on July 4, 2019, with three initial episodes. On July 8, 2019, two more episodes will be released, with one more episode released that week on July 11. Episodes will then be available every Monday and Thursday at 3am EST.
    Please subscribe to our podcast and leave us a comment and review. If you have questions, topic suggestions or would like to be considered as guests, email us at contact@couplessynergy.com. For more information about Couples Synergy, look us up online at Couplessynergy.com

    • 16 min
    3 Ways to Improve Your Relationship Right Now

    3 Ways to Improve Your Relationship Right Now

    RIGHT NOW DO 3 THINGS & IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP: Couples therapy & relationships experts, Dr. Ray & Jean Kadkhodaian give their three tips that can immediately shift your relationship for the better.
    1. Do something new and thrilling together
    Couples who experience something thrilling together create a bond that releases sexual attraction neurotransmitters What we know about human beings is that when we share a heart pounding experience together, we bond, and in the case of couples, it can create sexual attraction - The mountain between us (2017) about a male doctor and female writer that get stranded in the mountains after their pilot suffers a heart attack and the plane crashes. 2. Surprises
    We are not talking about just getting flowers or greeting cards for your spouse on special occasions. We are talking about random surprises, little gestures that show top of mind
    John Gottman, a researcher about couple relationships - bid attempts 3. Sleep naked
    Skin to skin contact facilitates the release of the neurotransmitters oxytocin and vasopressin which are bonding chemicals In a cotton USA poll, 57% of those who sleep in the nude report being happy in their relationships  Only 38% of those who sleep fully clothed report being happy in their relationships Please subscribe to our podcast and leave us a comment and review. If you have questions, topic suggestions or would like to be considered as guests, email us at contact@couplessynergy.com. For more information about Couples Synergy, look us up online at Couplessynergy.com
     

    • 28 min
    How Your Career Affects Your Relationships

    How Your Career Affects Your Relationships

    SOLO EARNER? DUAL INCOME? HOW YOUR CAREER AFFECTS YOUR RELATIONSHIP: Couples therapy & relationships experts, Dr. Ray & Jean discuss the different career structures within a relationship and the considerations couples must make as it relates to their relationship.
    The three types of entrepreneurial couple structures come from a book entitled, "Entrepreneural Couples" by Kathy Marshack:
    couplepreneurs – couples who have a business together solo entrepreneurs who have a supportive spouse dual entrepreneurial couple Census Beureau estimates 14 million solo entrepreneurs without employees, with a large number of these estimated to be run by husband and wives
    Some of the challenges within each career structure: 
    Solo Earner and stay-at-home Different careers Solo entrepreneur Dual entrepreneur Couplepreneur Please subscribe to our podcast and leave us a comment and review. If you have questions, topic suggestions or would like to be considered as guests, email us at contact@couplessynergy.com. For more information about Couples Synergy, look us up online at Couplessynergy.com

    • 35 min
    Falling in Love & Falling into Life - Julie & Charlie

    Falling in Love & Falling into Life - Julie & Charlie

    JULIE & CHARLIE'S STORY OF LOVE, LIFE & BUSINESS: In Ep. 4, couples therapy & relationships experts, Dr. Ray & Jean interview Julie and Charlie, owners of Muscle Activation in Schaumburg, and CoHosts of the "Exercise is Health" podcast, where they talk about how they navigated a long distance relationship before deciding to have a committed relationship and start a business together starting their careers. They speak about what it is like to be couple entrepreneurs, how they deal with conflict, what are some of their unwritten rules in their relationship, and how they handle challenges together.
    To find out more about Julie & Charlie, visit them at http://www.matschaumburg.com/
    Please subscribe to our podcast and leave us a comment and review. If you have questions, topic suggestions or would like to be considered as guests, email us at contact@couplessynergy.com. For more information about Couples Synergy, look us up online at Couplessynergy.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Divorce - An Opportunity for Growth

    Divorce - An Opportunity for Growth

    WHAT CAN YOU LEARN FROM YOUR DIVORCE?: Couples therapy & relationships experts, Dr. Ray & Jean discuss the topic of divorce and offer advice they have from their experiences helping couples transition through divorce.
    Do we believe in divorce and what is the role of Couples Synergy in divorce? The importance of the divorce process Rahe Stress Scale The effects on children of divorce The 1 year plan and the intention of dating after divorce Please subscribe to our podcast and leave us a comment and review. If you have questions, topic suggestions or would like to be considered as guests, email us at contact@couplessynergy.com. For more information about Couples Synergy, look us up online at Couplessynergy.com

    • 30 min
    Legalities of Divorce - Attorney Larry Manassa

    Legalities of Divorce - Attorney Larry Manassa

    INTERVIEW W/ DIVORCE ATTORNEY LARRY MANASSA: Couples therapy & relationship experts, Dr. Ray & Jean interview Larry Manassa with Manassa Law about the current legal trends in divorce, what people should be aware of when looking for an attorney and how to minimize the negative impact of divorce.
    To reach Larry Manassa, visit his website at https://manassalaw.com/
    Please subscribe to our podcast and leave us a comment and review. If you have questions, topic suggestions or would like to be considered as guests, email us at contact@couplessynergy.com. For more information about Couples Synergy, look us up online at Couplessynergy.com

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

Seth Gehle ,

Fantastic Show

Awesome show with great advice and stories

Elizabeth “Liz” Polinsky ,

Grateful to be a guest!

I got tot be a guest on Episode 274 to talk about military relationships. I am grateful to the hosts for allowing me to be a guest and for also including topics related to military and veteran couples on their podcast. Given the shortage on mental health professionals in America, and the need for more mental heath counselors to become trained ion couples work and military related concerns, I am so glad podcasts like this exist to help support couples looking to improve their relationships!

PRGirl47 ,

No Topic off Limits

Refreshing and real conversations. Lessons in every episode.

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