44 episodes

A fun podcast about real marriage. Hosted by radio personality Dana McKay and her husband Rick.

Married On The Mic Married On The Mic

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

A fun podcast about real marriage. Hosted by radio personality Dana McKay and her husband Rick.

    Episode 44: Healing Parts

    Episode 44: Healing Parts

    In this episode, Rick and Dana talk more about "parts" and the therapist's method of helping people heal from past hurts and traumas. They talk about the example given in the book "You Are The One You've Been Waiting For" about a husband who was experiencing severe anger issues. Then Dana gives an example of how the therapist asked her to talk to her younger self and what that was like. The episode takes a nose-dive into another ridiculous argument over dinner and ice cream... and abruptly ends. Enjoy!

    • 26 min
    Episode 43: Three Projects and a Repair

    Episode 43: Three Projects and a Repair

    In this episode, Rick and Dana talk about the "repair" session they just had with their marriage counselor. After years of arguing and then just dropping the issues and going back to status quo, they finally had a conversation to make up and resolve a recent disagreement. They also talk more about the "You Are The One You've Been Waiting For" book and explain the 3 projects married couples enter into when their "parts" aren't healed. All three of these projects are inevitably fruitless and end up furthering resentment and hurt. They're so relatable that there's a good chance you've tried one if not all 3 of them.

    On a lighter note, they start the episode by explaining why Rick owes Dana a McFlurry and end with Rick talking about why he hasn't worn his wedding ring in a month.

    If you like the podcast, please share it and leave us a review! You can also find us at @marriedonthemic on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    • 34 min
    Episode 42: Parts vs. Self, Internal Family Systems Therapy

    Episode 42: Parts vs. Self, Internal Family Systems Therapy

    In this episode, Rick and Dana get serious and talk about some more things they are learning in marriage counseling. Their therapist is using the IFS (Internal Family Systems) psychotherapy model to help them heal and understand what parts of themselves are getting in the way of having a fulfilling relationship. We all have triggers and past hurts, called parts, that we carry with us. When we communicate from those parts, we can lash out in anger, show aggression, or indulge in other unproductive and damaging behaviors. Listen as Rick and Dana talk about their parts and how they are learning to work on themselves and their relationship.

    Suggested reading:
    You Are the One You've Been Waiting for by Dr. Richard Swartz.

    Find Married on the Mic on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @marriedonthemic.

    • 25 min
    Episode 41: The Fight About the Chick-fil-a Sauce

    Episode 41: The Fight About the Chick-fil-a Sauce

    In this episode, Rick and Dana talk about how their marriage counselor analyzed a disagreement over Chick-fil-a sauce. They start the episode by explaining why the first attempt at recording went south... They also talk about podcasting pet peeves and a few more words Rick has a hard time pronouncing.

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    • 30 min
    Episode 40: Marriage Counseling Update

    Episode 40: Marriage Counseling Update

    We're back after a long hiatus! During our last couple of episodes, we talked about how we had finally decided to go to marriage counseling. Well, we've done several therapy sessions - we almost got kicked out - and now we feel like we're on a good path. Listen as we talk about some job changes, life changes, and the ups and downs of marriage counseling so far.

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    • 30 min
    Episode 39: Marriage Counseling Questions & Activities

    Episode 39: Marriage Counseling Questions & Activities

    In this episode, Rick and Dana talk about what to expect in marriage counseling. Dana found some lists of questions and activities that marriage counselors put together. They answer some of the questions and talk about whether or not the activities might work for them.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Jassiest ,

McFlurry

Rick, you should go get Dana a surprise McFlurry. Also as much as I feel for rick with the quarantine lbs( I’m the fattest I’ve been too) you could always do the “MySpace” angles.

PA Listener1 ,

Enjoy

I enjoy your show... you guys give a real insight into marriage.

glossandglaze ,

So glad they’re back!

I missed this podcast! Glad to hear Rick and Dana are working on their marriage! Totally relatable and real life! Love them!

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