Happily Ever After is not just a mythical place somewhere over the rainbow. With attention and love you can bring that feeling to your relationship. Learning to communicate your real needs and desires as well as understanding your partners’ will help you foster the feeling of acceptance and contentment you’ve always dreamed of. It’s not just magic and chemistry but a way of thinking and behaving that lets you develop as equal partners. Join us on Happily Ever After for practical tips you can use right now in your daily communications, thought processes and decisions.
Good Boundaries Make Great Marriages
I’m reminded of the line from Robert Frost’s Mending Wall—Good fences make good neighbors. A lot of people think of boundaries as walls or fences. They aren’t. They are more like permeable membranes where you choose what comes in or stays out. And they are key to healthy relationships because they set the parameters for what is acceptable and what isn’t. Stuart Motola, men’s relationship coach and author, reveals two important boundaries all successful relationships need.
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The Damage You Do When You Don’t Keep Your Promises
A good marriage is based on trust. That trust can be disrupted in so many ways, often unintentionally. Once trust is broken, it can be difficult to repair. While not impossible, it is always better not to damage it in the first place.
Clinical psychologist and marriage counselor Dr. Randi Gunther is here to talk about some of the most common ways that people break their promises to each other, and how you can recover if it has happened in your marriage. Send your comments and suggestions to Lesli and share the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
If Your Marriage Isn’t Moving Forward, It’s Dying
Nothing thrives on neglect and your marriage is no different. But far too many of us put everything in front of our marriages because things are “okay”. But when you stop making an effort in your marriage, it will die the death of a thousand cuts. You each get complacent, stop trying, and then focus on what your partner isn’t doing. Nate Bagley, founder of the Growth Marriage Podcast and The Epic Marriage Club, reveals why your marriage ends up on the back burner and how you can bring it back to life.
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Marriage, Like Life, Isn’t Fair
When your child complains about things not being fair, how do you react? You probably just explain that life isn’t fair. So why do you think marriage should be? The idea is that it’s a 50/50 proposition and if you do more than your partner, well, you’re just a sucker. This puts the focus on what you think your partner isn’t doing instead of on what you are bringing to your most important relationship. It leads to scorekeeping and resentment. Not ideal for a healthy marriage. So, what is a better way of looking at marriage? Authors of the new book The 80/80 Marriage, Nate and Kaley Kemp are hear to bring a new perspective to marriage that just might save yours.
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Are You and Your Marriage Sexually Healthy?
Intimacy is what most of us are looking for in our marriage. It is more than just physical, but how you interact physically is important. The challenge? Sex is everywhere, but good information about healthy sexuality is not. This makes creating real intimacy in your relationship difficult. But it doesn’t have to be. Andrew Bauman, licensed mental health counselor and the Co-Founder and Director of the Christian Counseling Center for Sexual Health and Trauma, takes on this critical topic with truth and compassion.
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Children or Marriage – You Don’t Have To Choose
Parenting is not for sissies. It takes time, energy, and attention.But those resources need to come from somewhere and, often, it is fromyour marriage. When there is only twenty-four hours in a day, how doyou make time for both? It’s a little like the process of robbingPeter to pay Paul. But does it have to be? Parenting strategist JaciFinneman shares some ways to make parenting easier so your marriagecan also get some TLC.
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This is an incredible podcast and a must listen for anyone who is married or in a committed relationship. Lesli is a fantastic host!!! I just finished the interview with the authors of Not a Partnership (Tod and Peter) and I loved it!!!!!