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This podcast is all about being a POWER COUPLE! You will hear answers to the most common relationship questions we receive, as well as our own authentic challenges, lessons learned, and relationship skills (that you didn't learn in school).

This podcast is for you IF: you want to be even better communicators, handle challenges while staying on the same page, and grow together as a team! Think of it like "personal development for couples."

We are honored to be your hosts, The Freemans, authors of the first book 'The New Power Couple', speakers, relationship coaches, and just signed the deal for book #2!

EmPowered Couples Podcast | The Relationship Skills for Modern Couples The Freemans: Authors, Relationship Coaches & Speakers

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This podcast is all about being a POWER COUPLE! You will hear answers to the most common relationship questions we receive, as well as our own authentic challenges, lessons learned, and relationship skills (that you didn't learn in school).

This podcast is for you IF: you want to be even better communicators, handle challenges while staying on the same page, and grow together as a team! Think of it like "personal development for couples."

We are honored to be your hosts, The Freemans, authors of the first book 'The New Power Couple', speakers, relationship coaches, and just signed the deal for book #2!

    Being Passive Aggressive Means THIS is Missing In Your Marriage

    Being Passive Aggressive Means THIS is Missing In Your Marriage

    Have you ever found yourself or your partner avoiding direct or clear communication, evading problems, fearing intimacy or competition, making excuses, blaming, playing the victim, feigning compliance with requests, being sarcastic, or hiding anger? 
    All of these behaviors describe being passive aggressive! You might not have thought of this at first, but there are many couples that are experiencing this right now in their marriage. 
    This topic even comes from patterns we saw in our couples group, so we put up a poll, and this topic was voted on to be this week's topic. 
    In this episode you will take away: 
    How to recognize the passive aggressive patterns The 3 reasons why this happens within a relationship 4 things that could be missing so that you do not do not have this pattern start or continue in your own marriage.   
    About Us:
    We’re The Freemans, your go-to couple for authentic and actionable relationship advice. Send us your relationship questions for the show with a DM on Instagram. As you listen to the episode, tag us on an IG story and let us know what you loved. 
     
    Resources For Your Relationship:
    Get 50% OFF The Couples Workshop (Home Edition) to enhance your communication skills together. Subscribe and watch The Empowered Couples Show Live on YouTube Follow us on Instagram

    • 36 min
    Feeling Disconnected Right Now? Here’s What To Do

    Feeling Disconnected Right Now? Here’s What To Do

    Do you find that you are physically together with your partner more than ever, yet still feeling disconnected? How could this be right? Well, connection isn’t just about proximity. Connection also isn’t something that you can just count on always being there. It takes attention and intention just like anything in life that you want to grow. 
    Today’s topic came from multiple messages that we received within one hour. One of the questions saying: “What to do when you get disconnected? We are really intense, when we are close we are best friends. But sometimes we get into a cycle of and it’s hard to get out of being disconnected. It gets bad enough that we feel like pushing the wedding away...this is not what we want, we want to be partners and make it work”
    We also did the drawing for the podcast reviews and the winner is…. Betty on Instagram. So Betty please message us on IG so we can get your address to send your gift! 
     
    In this podcast episode you will take away: 
    What really fuels the feeling of connection in your relationship What is missing when you feel disconnected 4 ways to grow and deepen your connection  
    About Us:
    We’re The Freemans, your go-to couple for authentic and actionable relationship advice. Send us your relationship questions for the show with a DM on Instagram. As you listen to the episode, tag us on an IG story and let us know what you loved. 
     
    Resources For Your Relationship:
    We announced our newest book last Friday and the title is... THE ARGUMENT HANGOVER!
    📚 Pre Order your copy of TheArgumentHangover.com now and claim these bonuses: (FREE Mini course, Debrief An Argument Workbook, and FREE event ticket for Valentines Day)📚
     
    Subscribe and watch The Empowered Couples Show Live on YouTube Follow us on Instagram

    • 39 min
    Rebuilding Trust After Broken Promises (whether big or small)

    Rebuilding Trust After Broken Promises (whether big or small)

    Trust is the feeling of: “you have my back”. When trust is high in any relationship you can feel that you can fly, fail, and yet still be accepted and loved by your partner. This is so foundational for a healthy, happy relationship that wants to be able to grow. When trust has been broken, whether from a big or small event, it harbors doubt, resentment, and suspicion in the relationship. 
    Today’s topic came from several DM’s and IG poll votes, plus a financial trust question from Teresa: “After repeat offenses running the gamut of petty to severe in nature on occasion; how do you rebuild trust in a real way? I am between being codependent in needing to trust deeply and frustrated because I feel like I never can 100% trust because of the continued offenses and boundary crossing.” 
    One other question was: “It was about a promise of not doing something, then doing it and lying about it to my face….multiple times. So broken promises/outright lies/secrets. How to make amends and be consistent with everything?” Thank you everyone for the questions and even Alicia from the book club, being honest about wanting to rebuild trust. 
     
    Today from this episode you’ll takeaway:
    What trust really means within your relationship The major effects a lack of trust can have Why you or your partner would break a promise or even lie 4 ways to rebuild trust in your partner and the relationship.  
    About Us:
    We’re The Freemans, your go-to couple for authentic and actionable relationship advice. Send us your relationship questions for the show with a DM on Instagram. As you listen to the episode, tag us on an IG story and let us know what you loved.
     
    Resources For Your Relationship:
    Get 50% OFF The Couples Workshop (Home Edition) to enhance your communication skills together Subscribe and watch The Empowered Couples Show Live on YouTube Follow us on Instagram

    • 48 min
    Reconnecting After A Big Fight (The Do’s And Don’ts)

    Reconnecting After A Big Fight (The Do’s And Don’ts)

    So you have had a fight in your relationship, now what…? Right after you might feel angry or sad, certainty disconnected, or even that you do not want to be around them. This is a tough place to be in for your relationship; HOWEVER this is not the part you need to be worried about initially. It's about how long are you going to be in this period of being disconnected! This episode is all about how to reconnect after you have had a fight or disagreement. 
    Today’s topic came from a question on a DM from Isha on saying: “Can you include in your podcast about how to talk after a fight? How to listen and accept each other’s perspectives regarding a situation that has led to a fight?” Thank you for the question Isha as this is a topic we have gotten many questions about too. 
    Today from this episode you’ll takeaway:
    The 3 “Don’ts” for after a big fight  For example the action that has you sweep things under the rug Then the 3 things to “Do” after a fight to reconnect together.  For example how to get to the real root cause (and not what you “think” the argument is really about)  
    About Us:
    We’re The Freemans, your go-to couple for authentic and actionable relationship advice. Send us your relationship questions for the show with a DM on Instagram
     
    Resources For Your Relationship:
    As you listen to the episode, tag us on an IG story and let us know what you loved.  Get 50% OFF The Couples Workshop (Home Edition) to enhance your communication skills together Subscribe and watch The Empowered Couples Show Live on YouTube Follow us on Instagram

    • 39 min
    Differences in Personalities? How To Have Both of Your Needs Met

    Differences in Personalities? How To Have Both of Your Needs Met

    All of a sudden the personality differences that attracted you to your partner earlier in the relationship, become the things that frustrate you and cause tension! How can this be? Once you find yourself in this place it can feel like your own needs are not getting met. For example maybe you are naturally more spontaneous and playful than your partner who ‘makes decisions slower’ and likes to structure and plan things out. 
     
    Today’s topic came from Heather’s question on Instagram that said: “My partner and I realized a key difference in the way we both operate. I have a need for spontaneity and often throw ideas out and expect him to roll with it. He has a need, however, to think things through and plan things out well in advance. How can we both be sensitive to each other’s needs while still feeling our own needs are met?”
     
    Form today’s episode you’ll takeaway:
    Why this dynamic of tension happens in your relationship  How you can bring awareness to your differences first to leverage them as a team rather than have them be things you try to change in your partner Two tips you can implement right now to be sure both of your needs get met and you both feel balanced in your decision making together as a true team.  About Us:
    We’re The Freemans, your go-to couple for authentic and actionable relationship advice. Send us your relationship questions for the show with a DM on Instagram
     
    Resources For Your Relationship:
    As you listen to the episode, tag us on an IG story and let us know what you loved.  Wanna take the relationship assessment? First get a FREE hard copy of the book 📚 The New Power Couple (just pay shipping) to join the book club! Follow us on Instagram

    • 40 min
    How To Take Feedback Better To Not Get Defensive + The Major Difference Between Criticism and Giving Feedback

    How To Take Feedback Better To Not Get Defensive + The Major Difference Between Criticism and Giving Feedback

    Swinging for the fence right from the start here… criticism in your relationship in one of the top four things that lead to disconnection and divorce (*The Gottman Institute). Even besides that fact, being criticized by your partner just sucks! It leads to arguments, conflicts, and a loss of connection at best. 
    Though it may seem like a topic that you want to tell your partner to listen to, because this is something that THEY need to work on, there are key things that you BOTH can work on to better receive feedback, give feedback, and the major difference between criticism. With this you will be able to use feedback in your relationship at the right time and to evolve your relationship to be even better! 
    This topic came up from the question that Aaron G submitted in the Power Couple Book Club. He asked: "how can I take criticism better? I tend to get defensive, then nothing is solved and things are weird for a few days.”
    From this episode you’ll:
    Know the difference between criticism and feedback How to take feedback without getting defensive How to both give and receive feedback in your relationship to become stronger together  
    About Us:
    We’re The Freemans, your go-to couple for authentic and actionable relationship advice. Send us your relationship questions for the show with a DM on Instagram
     
    Resources For Your Relationship:
    As you listen to the episode, tag us on an IG story and let us know what you loved.  Get a FREE hard copy of the book 📚 The New Power Couple (just pay shipping) Follow us on Instagram

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Jeefa ,

Love these two!!

I love that they bring up real life relationship “stuff”. My husband and I have been together for almost twenty years and have tried it all through the many serious challenges of our relationship. It’s not been easy for us to grow together and Jocelyn and Aaron have broken down so many super easy steps to what we were making so complex and unattainable. Thank you guys so much for meeting us where we are in life, love and mess! 😊Highly recommend following as many tools as you can with The Freemans. 💜💜💜

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Love

I found them through Instagram and Facebook. So glad I did! Love listening to the range of topics you have!

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It’s like they’re spying on us or something because each topic hits home every time. While the topics are serious, they’re presentation makes it very approachable. One of our new favorite conversation starters and we’re so much stronger for it!

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