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Welcome to the Reading Aloud Podcast, a place where the creative, emotional and hilarious aspects of relationship communication are explored in real-time, by a real Married couple. Marisol and Adam are a married couple living in Asheville, North Carolina. Outside of the Podcast, Marisol is an entrepreneur, who owns SolReflection, a therapeutic image consulting firm (she's a style therapist) and Adam works for Dogwood Alliance, a environmental non-profit organization. After dating, marriage, and lots of travel, the couple went on a long fertility journey. That journey lead them to IVF, a tremulous pregnancy, post partum depression and an amazing life altering miracle kid, Neo (all while recording the ups & downs). These days Marisol and Adam are raising a toddler, navigating the surrogate process to add to their family, and starting the egg retrieval/IVF process again after a miscarriage. Tune in as the couple provides you insight into how they communicate, navigate and thrive through married life, parenting, being an adult, and living in the world today.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 48 Ratings

Welcome to the Reading Aloud Podcast, a place where the creative, emotional and hilarious aspects of relationship communication are explored in real-time, by a real Married couple. Marisol and Adam are a married couple living in Asheville, North Carolina. Outside of the Podcast, Marisol is an entrepreneur, who owns SolReflection, a therapeutic image consulting firm (she's a style therapist) and Adam works for Dogwood Alliance, a environmental non-profit organization. After dating, marriage, and lots of travel, the couple went on a long fertility journey. That journey lead them to IVF, a tremulous pregnancy, post partum depression and an amazing life altering miracle kid, Neo (all while recording the ups & downs). These days Marisol and Adam are raising a toddler, navigating the surrogate process to add to their family, and starting the egg retrieval/IVF process again after a miscarriage. Tune in as the couple provides you insight into how they communicate, navigate and thrive through married life, parenting, being an adult, and living in the world today.

    152. Surrogacy Process, How-To

    152. Surrogacy Process, How-To

    Surrogacy, its not just for Kim Kardashian!
    Since starting the surrogacy process Adam and Marisol have had many questions and preconceived notions from their community about starting the surrogacy process and what their experience has been like so for. Marisol and Adam use this episode to break down the main steps in the surrogacy process and how they have navigated it without a surrogacy agency.

    • 27 min
    153. You're Not Funny, Honey

    153. You're Not Funny, Honey

    "Smart, funny, good looking...." We hear it all of the time when people describe what they are looking for in a partner. Someone who can make them laugh, someone who is "funny" but Is humor really foundational in a relationship? Did you list "funny" as a requirement, and then find yourself with someone who is not funny?
    Marisol and Adam discus humors role in a relationship, types of humor, and how different styles of humor can impact a relationship for better or worse. Sarcasm, Dad-jokes, hyperboles, irony, quips, inside jokes, and hiding your true feelings with humor are all discussed at length.
    See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya!
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    • 33 min
    154. Like A Mother

    154. Like A Mother

    Mom, mama, mother, mom, mommy... It's almost mothers day and Marisol and Adam sit down to talk about what it means to be a "mom" what society says motherhood is, and why Marisol feels like these terms don't fit her. Is motherhood a physical attribute? A certain way of life? a descriptor of a relationship between two people? What labels do you identify as?
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    • 27 min
    155. The Average American Sex Life

    155. The Average American Sex Life

    How does your sex life match up to the average American married couple? Marisol and Adam discuss some statistics around averages and how it can be hard to compare your sex life to someone else's and how it can be difficult to get back up onto the horse. Does sex = happiness? does happiness = sex? listen in as they break it all down and give a little sex goals update for 2023.
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    • 22 min
    156. The Newlywed Game!

    156. The Newlywed Game!

    On this weeks episode we are kicking it old school and playing the beloved gameshow-- the not-so-newlywed game! Adam and Marisol each guess the others answers to a handful of random questions. "Making Woopie", farting in front of one another, and reminiscing on the beginnings of their relationship. Tune in, for this lighthearted game.
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    • 33 min
    157. The Legality of using a Surrogate

    157. The Legality of using a Surrogate

    As Marisol and Adam wrap up the legal pieces of the surrogacy process, they reflect on their expectations of the experience and how it actually went. The couple walks through that process and talks about feeling hopeful for the future. Now the waiting begins! (continues).
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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

solreflection ,

Grateful!

So incredibly grateful for this community and for the opportunity to have been able to create this podcast with my love since 2018!!!

Firevag2 ,

So open and raw…

Marisol and Adam answer all of the questions, fully and honestly. Their podcast is such an incredible glimpse into their beautiful and complex relationship. Absolutely one of my favorite podcasts hands down!

HillaryLB ,

So heartfelt!

Such raw transparency and heartfelt conversation. Highly recommend!

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