309 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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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 650 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 309 - ADHD in Marriage with Melissa Orlov

    Ep 309 - ADHD in Marriage with Melissa Orlov

    Zach and Laura are both seeing ADHD be raised as a topic, if not an issue, in their practices. So they are delighted to get to sit down with Melissa Orlov to learn how to address its impact on a marriage. Melissa is a leading expert on the impacts of ADHD on marriage and relationships, the author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage, and the founder of ADHD & Marriage.
    Their discussion is insightful for those in a marriage impacted by ADHD, or anyone interested in this underdiagnosed neurodiverity.
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    • 48 min
    Ep 308 Peel the Orange

    Ep 308 Peel the Orange

    Zach shares his impressive home improvement skills. Laura is grateful for a listener's support.
    They discuss a recent TikTok trend that may have a greater impact on a relationship than many understand.
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    • 38 min
    Ep 307 The Ingredients of Love with Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD

    Ep 307 The Ingredients of Love with Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD

    Zach has an engaging conversation with Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh about her research and new book Love by Design. Laura is off this week. They discuss the 6 ingredients to build lasting love. You can learn more about Dr. Nasserzadeh's work and order her book at https://www.sara-nasserzadeh.com/ 

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    • 54 min
    Ep 306 Marital Collusion

    Ep 306 Marital Collusion

    Zach is a bit annoyed with his auto dealer. Laura is downsizing her car to a much bigger vehicle.
    They go on to discuss the importance of positive collusion with your partner to better yourself and your relationship. They offer a number of personal examples as well as some tips and tricks to see growth in any marriage.
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    • 39 min
    Ep 305 Vulnerability and Intimacy with Dr. Jessica Higgins

    Ep 305 Vulnerability and Intimacy with Dr. Jessica Higgins

    Zach and Laura welcome Dr. Jessica Higgins to the podcast. They discuss the importance of acknowledging and expressing emotions, modeling vulnerability, and using language that promotes curiosity and understanding in communication. They emphasize the need to slow down, bring awareness to interpretations, and create space for regulating emotions during interactions.

    Learn more about Dr. Higgins and her work at https://drjessicahiggins.com/
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    • 34 min
    Ep 304 Making Sense

    Ep 304 Making Sense

    Zach and Laura discuss the role of Wordle in their lives. Laura had a fun conversation with her kid after he walked in on her and her husband. 

    In a roundabout way, this reminds Zach of a tool he's been using in his practice to help couples make meaning of their decisions and experiences. 

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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
650 Ratings

650 Ratings

TaylorCP. ,

The best relationship podcast 🫶🏼

Zach and Laura are not only insightful and educational when it comes to relationships, but they’re also FUN! I truly look forward to listening to your new episodes every Tuesday and what I can take away and apply to my own relationship! Thank you both so much 💙

Lalexandra ,

So enriching and relatable

Long time listener, Laura and Zach are so relatable. I love the gottman method and L & Z’s approach to all types of relationship topics. Also - Laura - so inspired by you running that marathon in 2024. Zach - let’s execute on the listener sponsorship for Laura’s marathon!! We’re here for it. And you guys…because you’re here for - and HELP - so many people. 🩵

DailylistenertoMTR ,

Great learnings via MTR with Zach and Laura

I have learned so much this year by listening to marriage therapy radio and find Zach and Laura‘s approach to the show very engaging and educational. I appreciate the practical exercises and tools that they teach listeners and the way they’re able to help listeners reframe our thinking about relationships. Listening to MTR regularly reminds me that relationships take a lot of intentional effort and struggle is common for most couples. Overall, listening to MTR is worth the time and I highly recommend this podcast to everyone.

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