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Former Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson and NFL player Andrew East sit down to share their most vulnerable sides and open up like they never have before. Tune in to hear one of the most celebrated couples on social media walk you through some of their most memorable moments together. Get ready to laugh and cry as you hear some of the most embarrassing and raw stories that have never before been shared.

Couple Things with Shawn and Andrew Shawn Johnson + Andrew East

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 30.1K Ratings

Former Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson and NFL player Andrew East sit down to share their most vulnerable sides and open up like they never have before. Tune in to hear one of the most celebrated couples on social media walk you through some of their most memorable moments together. Get ready to laugh and cry as you hear some of the most embarrassing and raw stories that have never before been shared.

    87 ShrinkChicks

    87 ShrinkChicks

    This week we are joined by the "Shrink Chicks." They are a LMFT female duo (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists), giving their professional thoughts on marriage and relationships!

    Here are a few topics that we cover:

    0:00 introduction
    6:10 doing the work
    7:45 what does it look like to fight
    10:45 importance of healthy and happy relationships
    14:34 how shawn and andrew's parents dealt with conflict
    17:47 what a typical blow up looks like
    23:35 analysis by paralysis
    27:47 fear of detachment
    32:02 coming up with a safe word
    34:00 phrasing a response vs reaction
    42:02 catering or pandering behavior
    46:00 not using your tactics against your partner

    You can follow the Shrink Chicks on Instagram here ▶ https://www.instagram.com/shrinkchicks/?hl=en
    Shrink Chick’s website here ▶ www.shrinkchicks.com

    ANDD....WE ARE GOING ON TOUR!! Check out the link below to see if we are coming to a city near you in 2022!

    Click here to get your tickets now ▶ https://www.couplethingspod.com/

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    If you haven’t yet, please rate Couple Things and subscribe to hear more. Follow us on Instagram to keep the conversation going at https://www.instagram.com/couplething...

    And if you have suggestions/recommendations for the show, send us your ideas in a video format – we might just choose yours! Email us at couplethingspod@gmail.com.

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    • 51 min
    Postpartum Struggles

    Postpartum Struggles

    Shawn and Andrew go LIVE talking about their postpartum life after having their second baby. From mental health, to identity, to daily routine changes, they delve deep into the struggles and joys of life after baby.

    Here are a few topics that we cover:
    0:00 introduction
    2:18 statistics of women who struggle with postpartum depression
    3:45 dealing with postpartum with your second child
    6:53 hormones after birth
    8:31 talking to someone about your mental health
    11:13 having the postpartum conversation before birth
    12:42 the mom guilt
    13:21 ways we've found that may help you through postpartum
    13:57 leaning on each other
    16:45 losing your identity once you become "mom"
    20:58 take care of yourself
    23:45 dad struggles
    26:57 having a community
    27:45 c-section recovery
    28:16 the TSA story
    32:47 how drew is doing with jett
    33:30 getting your husband to understand postpartum
    35:09 c-section recovery must haves

    ANDD....WE ARE GOING ON TOUR!! Check out the link below to see if we are coming to a city near you in 2022!
    Click here to get your tickets now ▶ https://www.couplethingspod.com/

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    ▶ If you haven’t yet, please rate Couple Things and subscribe to hear more. Follow us on Instagram to keep the conversation going at https://www.instagram.com/couplething...
    And if you have suggestions/recommendations for the show, send us your ideas in a video format – we might just choose yours! Email us at couplethingspod@gmail.com.
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    • 38 min
    Laura Heck and Zach Brittle

    Laura Heck and Zach Brittle

    Laura and Zach have a research-based approach to relationships. Join us in our conversation with them on red flags in marriages, if marriage is worth saving and what single people should be looking for in a spouse. We learned SO much and know you will too!
    Here are a few topics that we cover:

    0:00 introduction
    4:00 what is the Gottman Institute?
    8:20 the most common piece of advice for couples
    12:36 why is marriage worth saving?
    15:45 advice for single people searching for a spouse
    25:35 separating the identity of being parents vs being married
    31:28 the four horsemen of the apocalypse
    34:40 defensiveness
    41:52 strategies for dealing with conflict
    47:07 practicing emotional intelligence 
    1:03:03 importance of switching things up during a rut

    You can follow them on Instagram here ▶ https://www.instagram.com/gottmaninstitute/
    The Gottman Institute’s website here ▶ https://www.gottman.com

    ANDD....WE ARE GOING ON TOUR!! Check out the link below to see if we are coming to a city near you in 2022!

    Click here to get your tickets now ▶ https://www.couplethingspod.com/

    We are sponsored by these companies that we love. Check them out below:

    SlingTV ▶ Go to slingtv.com/EASTFAM to sign up now and get your first month for just $10! 
    Bite ▶ Go to trybite.com/EASTFAM or use code EASTFAM at checkout to get 20% off your first subscription order!

    If you haven’t yet, please rate Couple Things and subscribe to hear more. Follow us on Instagram to keep the conversation going at https://www.instagram.com/couplething...

    And if you have suggestions/recommendations for the show, send us your ideas in a video format – we might just choose yours! Email us at couplethingspod@gmail.com.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    84 Ask Me Anything

    84 Ask Me Anything

    Shawn and Andrew are LIVE answering all of your most burning questions about life, relationships, and all couple things! Tune in to hear all the juicy details!

    ANDD....WE ARE GOING ON TOUR!! Check out the link below to see if we are coming to a city near you in 2022!

    Click here to get your tickets now ▶ https://www.couplethingspod.com/

    We are sponsored by SlingTV, which we love. Check them out below:

    ▶ Go to slingTV.com/EASTFAM to get your first month for just 10 dollars!

    If you haven’t yet, please rate Couple Things and subscribe to hear more. Follow us on Instagram to keep the conversation going at https://www.instagram.com/couplething...

    And if you have suggestions/recommendations for the show, send us your ideas in a video format – we might just choose yours! Email us at couplethingspod@gmail.com.

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    • 46 min
    83 Matt and Leslee Holliday

    83 Matt and Leslee Holliday

    This week we chat with Leslee and Matt Holliday, former MLB all-star! We loved chatting with them about some things we can relate to, like building a relationship while pursuing professional sports, but also learned so much from them in other areas like finding your identity and creating a legacy.

    Here are a few topics that we cover:

    0:00 introduction
    3:26 Matt’s dream to play baseball
    5:34 the story of how they met
    9:09 balancing your marriage and your relationship with your coaches/team
    11:35 the pivotal moments when your spouse has an athletic career
    15:30 dealing with identity changes when you retire from your sport
    21:37 Leslee’s journey with seminary
    26:00 how seminary has reshaped their way of thinking
    31:50 marriage in the limelight
    37:32 what would be the legacy you’d want to leave?
    43:05 Table 40 podcast
    47:58 best piece of marriage advice

    You can follow Matt on Instagram here ▶ https://www.instagram.com/matthollidayosu/?hl=en
    You can follow Leslee on Instagram here ▶ https://www.instagram.com/lesleesmithholliday/?hl=en
    Check out their podcast here ▶ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sports-spectrums-table-forty/id1505637930

    ANDD....WE ARE GOING ON TOUR!! Check out the link below to see if we are coming to a city near you in 2022!

    Click here to get your tickets now ▶ https://www.couplethingspod.com/

    We are sponsored by SlingTV, which we love. Check it out below:

    ▶ slingTV.com/EASTFAM to get your first month for just 10 dollars!

    If you haven’t yet, please rate Couple Things and subscribe to hear more. Follow us on Instagram to keep the conversation going at https://www.instagram.com/couplething...

    And if you have suggestions/recommendations for the show, send us your ideas in a video format – we might just choose yours! Email us at couplethingspod@gmail.com.

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    • 51 min
    82 Our Baby Boy's Birth Story

    82 Our Baby Boy's Birth Story

    In this episode, Shawn and Andrew give the FULL story on the birth of their son, Jett James East. All the juicy details from, breastfeeding, Drew's reaction to becoming a big sister, Shawn's thoughts on VBAC, deciding on a name, advice for first-time parents, and adjusting to being a family of four!

    Here are a few topics that we cover:

    0:00 introduction
    3:00 emotions leading up to the birth
    14:05 medications and surgery prep
    17:59 jett's birth
    22:50 post-surgery side effects
    28:47 comparing births with drew and jett
    30:14 the post birth support and set-up
    32:27 drew gets sick
    35:03 deciding on jett’s name
    37:22 postpartum differences with drew and jett
    40:55 what drew calls him
    41:18 the breastfeeding journey
    42:50 how andrew stayed calm
    44:06 how drew has adapted
    45:17 how to know if you’re ready for kids
    47:17 advice for first-time parents
    48:45 the transition with two kids under two
    49:34 shawn’s thoughts on not doing a VBAC
    50:55 how nash is adapting to jett
    51:40 shoutouts

    The East Fam YouTube Channel here ▶ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ15Zl-v8-ghTgEOTpxHdGw

    ANDD....WE ARE GOING ON TOUR!! Check out the link below to see if we are coming to a city near you in 2022!

    Click here to get your tickets now ▶ https://www.couplethingspod.com/

    We are sponsored by these companies that we love. Check them out below:

    SlingTV ▶ Go to SlingTV.com/EASTFAM to sign up now and get your first month for just $10!
    Athletic Greens ▶ Visit ​athleticgreens.com/EASTFAM​ and get your ​FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today.
    Best Fiends ▶ Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play.

    If you haven’t yet, please rate Couple Things and subscribe to hear more. Follow us on Instagram to keep the conversation going at https://www.instagram.com/couplething...

    And if you have suggestions/recommendations for the show, send us your ideas in a video format – we might just choose yours! Email us at couplethingspod@gmail.com.

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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30.1K Ratings

30.1K Ratings

ashleyt945 ,

Love them!

One of my favorite couples to follow! They’re so down to earth. Inlove how open they are about the good and the bad in life. It’s so refreshing and relatable!

KristinSchubs ,

Fun and engaging

Loved listening to this series! Would love to hear more on the Olympics topic. Such a fun episode.

Gray.Gail ,

Love this podcast

What more can I say. I love this podcast. As a girl in her early/mid twenties, that has had the honor to meet her “person” at 18, I love hearing of ways to better our relationship through other couples experiences. I enjoy that Andrew & Shawn are just human, nothing more, no big production, just two people navigating life. Love it.

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