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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!

    How To Take Feedback Better To Not Get Defensive + The Major Difference Between Criticism and Giving Feedback Episode 86

    How To Take Feedback Better To Not Get Defensive + The Major Difference Between Criticism and Giving Feedback Episode 86

    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
    Invalidating Each Other’s Feelings - The Sneaky Ways You Do This To Each Other & How To Stop Episode 85

    Invalidating Each Other’s Feelings - The Sneaky Ways You Do This To Each Other & How To Stop Episode 85

    So here you are, trying to share with your partner something that is important to you and something that you feel emotion around… Then they say something like: “you are overreacting, it’s not that big of a deal”,  or even “that doesn’t make sense!”
    You immediately feel invalidated and maybe that your feelings don’t matter, right? This causes many upsets and conflicts for couples and at the very least, disconnects you from love and understanding from your partner. 
    Today’s topic came from a coaching session we had this week, in which we then posted this question to our couples community: “Do you ever notice that you feel your emotions are invalidated by your partner, what has you feel that way?” There were many replies and great examples of the words and actions that caused people to feel invalidated (we will cover a number of them). 
    From this episode you’ll take away:
    What causes you to feel invalidated The 3 reasons why this is used as a  defensive mechanism The new actions to take to keep from invalidating each other’s emotions  
    Quotes:
    “Yes there are universal truths, but there are also personal truths, for both you and your partner. What you BOTH are feeling right now are both true for YOU!” - Aaron 
     
    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) Get 50% OFF The Couples Workshop (online home edition) to practice communication skills, resolve recurring disagreements, and connect more than ever! Follow us on Instagram

    • 36 min
    Your Emotional Triggers - When Your Partner Triggers You Take These Steps To Reflect & Reconnect Episode 84

    Your Emotional Triggers - When Your Partner Triggers You Take These Steps To Reflect & Reconnect Episode 84

    You know those things your partner says or does that TRIGGER you? YES trigger, meaning you have an automatic emotion that comes up that then causes you to get upset. Then from there you may both do things that hurt and keep you disconnected for hours, days, or even weeks! 
    You’re not alone, we received hundreds of comments when we asked the community what triggers them in their relationship. This episode comes directly from a post on FB and Instagram about “what does your partner do that triggers you?”  
    We share what many of those responses were PLUS:
    The root cause of your personal triggers 3 things you can do differently when you do get triggered And how to talk calmly to your partner about triggers so they can support you  
    Quotes:
    “It’s not your partner’s responsibility to tip-toe around your emotional triggers. It is your opportunity to identify them, heal them and then ask them to support you.” - Jocelyn
    “Become aware, then share!”  - Aaron
     
    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) Get 50% OFF The Couples Workshop (online home edition) to practice communication skills, resolve recurring disagreements, and connect more than ever! Follow us on Instagram

    • 26 min
    How Do We Release Resentment Or Get Past Old Hurts? Episode 83

    How Do We Release Resentment Or Get Past Old Hurts? Episode 83

    Avoiding conflicts in the short term only lead to resentment building in the long term! Though you may have adapted the philosophy of avoiding conflicts from other examples that you saw, or your own past experiences. It hurts your relationship by turning into resentment. You can even be a happy and growth focused couple but can start to build a rift in just a few days time. 
    So we took this topic of releasing resentment or getting past old hurts from Andrew on Instagram and Teresa on Facebook. They both essentially asked: “How do I let go of resentments or past hurts in my relationship now?”
     
    So in this episode today you’ll takeaway:
    Why and how resentments build up from avoiding conflicts and withholding communications The steps to take to release any past hurts or resentments How to use the steps to ‘close the circle’ on future arguments, so that they don’t repeat themselves in the future and turn into resentment later on.  From listening you will feel free from keeping things held inside and clear about what you can do next to create connection out of conflict. 
     
    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 for shipping) Start your on-the-go Communication Course For Couples

    • 24 min
    Is Now A Good Time To Start Or Grow A Business As A Couple? : Chris + Lori Harder

    Is Now A Good Time To Start Or Grow A Business As A Couple? : Chris + Lori Harder

    Facing any time of challenge let alone a global down economy can have you wondering and doubting if you can pursue your passion. You may be wondering is this really the time to start or even grow a business (especially as a couple)? 
    You are about to find the answer to that and much more as Chris and Lori Harder share how they went from humiliation in the 2008 crash to building the foundation of the multiple million dollar companies they run TOGETHER. 
    You will hear how the requirements to be successful especially when you back is against a wall, you pivot, and reinvent yourself individually and as a couple! Learn how even having a good economy is the enemy to a great business! Plus how being business partners will take your romantic relationship to levels other couples won’t ever reach. 
     
    Questions Ask In The Interview:
    You two started a business together in the 2008 crash when you were laid off from what many would say is a steady job. How did you get resourceful rather than victims? Can you really pursue what you are passionate about or do you have to do the thing that pays the bills?  Do you think now is a good time to start or grow a business as a couple? Or at least be thinking about additional income streams? What challenge did you two encounter in your relationship because you also become business partners? How do you make financial decisions when you don’t necessarily agree with each other, and what about if that turns into a fight? How do you start to repair any broken trust that comes up whether in your romantic or business relationship?   
    Quotes:
    “Good is the enemy of great!” - Chris Harder
    “You are ever only one conversation away from your desired  outcome” - Lori Harder
     
    Resources From The Freemans:
    Apply to Become a Certified Relationship Coach & start a coaching business Get a FREE hard copy of the book 📚 The New Power Couple (just pay for shipping) Follow us on Instagram  
    About The Guests: 
    Lori & Chris Harder aren’t your average couple, they are truly a power couple for their strengths as individuals and as a couple. Lori Harder is a best selling author, Forbes Top Rated podcast host, founder of ‘Lite Pink’ and ‘The Bliss Project’.
    Chris Harder is an entrepreneur, investor, avid philanthropist, and podcaster. After an 11-year career as an executive and partner in the banking industry, he retired from banking in 2011 and partnered with his wife, Lori, to start and scale four different multi-million dollar businesses, along with investing in several other successful startups.
    Connect More With The Guests:
    Apply for their grant for entrepreneurs Chris Harder’s Instagram  Lori Harder’s Instagram

    • 49 min
    How To Deal With Unexpected Situations Without Getting Frustrated

    How To Deal With Unexpected Situations Without Getting Frustrated

    Ever have those moments that don’t feel like they’re going your way? It could be that you suddenly got into a disagreement on a seemingly great day, your kids aren’t acting like you want them to, maybe one of you lost your job during the quarantine period…..or maybe your dog stepped on a cactus early in the morning (like our story)
    This episode is all about how to let go of RESISTING the present moment and what is HAPPENING. When you’re resisting what’s happening, you can get frustrated and not have a great attitude. 
    We’ll share a relatable story from how our day did not go as we expected this week, but how we switched our attitude about it quickly! 
    Connect More With Us:
    As you listen to the episode, tag us on an IG story and let us know what you loved. 

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    • 17 min

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Finally...Proactive Relationship Strategies

Success is proactive, not reactive. Aaron & Jocelyn provide proactive relationship advice for those who wish to be more successful in their relationships, not just fix a relationship gone awry. Also great for anyone wanting to improve their communication overall: this wisdom can be implemented in business, in families, and more!

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