230 episodes

Look... every couple struggles. You fight too much; you're bored; sex is either okay (or rare); maybe you're even considering divorce. OR... maybe your marriage is actually pretty good, but you want to go deeper. In this podcast, straight-talking marriage therapists Zach Brittle and Laura Heck tackle the most common complaints virtually every marriage experience. Along the way, they reveal the science behind strong relationships and talk about what's really going on for couples. Topics include conflict, communication, compatibility, money, sex, in-laws, infidelity, time-management, future dreams, and more. If you want relief? A deeper connection? A new way forward...? Then you've got to find out what's REALLY going on in your marriage. That's what this podcast is about. You can learn more about Zach and Laura, and their alternatives to traditional therapy at marriagetherapyradio.com.

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    • 4.6 • 477 Ratings

Look... every couple struggles. You fight too much; you're bored; sex is either okay (or rare); maybe you're even considering divorce. OR... maybe your marriage is actually pretty good, but you want to go deeper. In this podcast, straight-talking marriage therapists Zach Brittle and Laura Heck tackle the most common complaints virtually every marriage experience. Along the way, they reveal the science behind strong relationships and talk about what's really going on for couples. Topics include conflict, communication, compatibility, money, sex, in-laws, infidelity, time-management, future dreams, and more. If you want relief? A deeper connection? A new way forward...? Then you've got to find out what's REALLY going on in your marriage. That's what this podcast is about. You can learn more about Zach and Laura, and their alternatives to traditional therapy at marriagetherapyradio.com.

    Ep 229 Atomic Habits

    Ep 229 Atomic Habits

    Laura got stranded in the middle of a lake. Zach is thirsty for that sweet blue check.

    They discuss a book that Laura has been reading in a book club and Zach's wife has been reading for work; Atomic Habits by James Clear. They tease out some key ways habit building can grow your relationship. 

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    • 47 min
    Ep 228 Men Stepping Up in Community with Larry Hagner

    Ep 228 Men Stepping Up in Community with Larry Hagner

    Zach and Laura welcome Larry Hagner, founder of The Dad Edge. They discuss how men can support each other to be better husbands, fathers, and leaders. 

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    • 52 min
    Ep 227 Rock Paper Scissors

    Ep 227 Rock Paper Scissors

    Zach and Laura call out some listeners who have responded recently. Laura is headed on ANOTHER vacation and has to coordinate kid care. 

    This leads them to discuss what to do when you and your partner want different things. What is the best way to navigate that difference without turning it into a conflict. 
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    • 31 min
    Ep 226 Shawn and Andrew join Zach and Laura to discuss couple things

    Ep 226 Shawn and Andrew join Zach and Laura to discuss couple things

    Zach and Laura welcome Shawn and Andrew from Couple Things Podcast https://www.couplethingspod.com to discuss conflict, repair, sex, and clothes. 

    It is a very fun, free-flowing conversation with a ton of insights for our most important relationships. 

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    • 49 min
    Ep 225 Mailbag

    Ep 225 Mailbag

    Zach shares his reaction to a dog jumping on his lap. Laura's son has a riddle for us all. Zach was a bit troubled totally disconnecting from work while on vacation. 

    They go on to field some listener questions. 

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    • 38 min
    Ep 224 Keys to Communication

    Ep 224 Keys to Communication

    Zach is headed to the Jersey Shore. Laura is off on yet another vacation and learning to swim. 

    They go on to discuss the keys to good communication. 

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
477 Ratings

477 Ratings

Makingroomforpodcasts ,

Relatable, helpful, all-around excellent

Zach and Laura explore topics that of course pertain to marriage, but also to every kind of relationship. I love their realness. Sure, I love the dad jokes and stories about timeshares, but the meat of their podcast is how navigate complex issues within our relationships, marriages, and ourselves. Excellent.

$billyall ,

Enjoy it

Very helpful in how to approach my marriage. Has been a wonderful tool to have. However, if I were you I would have less of Beth Wylie ep 223. When you said she doesn’t have a filter, I felt like she added the f word wayyy too many times, and really threw off the flow of what the show typically has. But other than that, good show

JustHappyRobot ,

Real Therapists

Zach is a talented therapist and not nearly as much of a jerk as he can seem on this podcast. Seriously, he doesn’t interrupt! Would love to meet Laura though because she’s great on the pod and probably even better in person. They both offer a lot of valuable advice in easy to process chunks, which is very helpful when you’re trying to apply Gottman principles and practices in real life.

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