131 episodes

Respected & Connected is all about navigating challenges in your intimate relationships.

Join the host Sharon Costanzo as we explore practical ways to break down communication barriers, heal resentment, work through conflict, and create a fair and loving partnership.

New episodes drop every Tuesday.

Respected & Connected Sharon Costanzo

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Respected & Connected is all about navigating challenges in your intimate relationships.

Join the host Sharon Costanzo as we explore practical ways to break down communication barriers, heal resentment, work through conflict, and create a fair and loving partnership.

New episodes drop every Tuesday.

    128. What to do When Your Spouse Says No

    128. What to do When Your Spouse Says No

    What’s the best way to respond when your spouse rejects your carefully considered requests?
    In this episode, we dive into the often overlooked yet critical topic of dealing with rejection in marriage. Sharon shares valuable insights on maintaining a healthy relationship despite disappointments. Listen to learn how to handle rejection with grace and foster a greater capacity for generosity, vulnerability, and risk-taking within your relationships.
     
    Website and Linktree: 
    Get the full show notes and links to the resources mentioned at https://respectedandconnected.com/podcast/b/ep-128
    Sign up for the next Thriving Together Couples Call: https://www.respectedandconnected.com/together
     
    Connect with Sharon
    Website: https://www.respectedandconnected.com
    Connect on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/respected_and_connected
    Connect on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RespectedConnected
    Schedule a free call: https://respectedandconnected.com/contact
     
    Mixing and Mastering Credits:
    L. Connor Voice - LConnorvoice@gmail.com
    Lconnorvoice.com
    Music Credits: 
    Happy Growth - Music Radio Creative

    • 17 min
    127. Understanding and Valuing Personality Differences in Relationships with Erin Woodruff

    127. Understanding and Valuing Personality Differences in Relationships with Erin Woodruff

    Do you ever wonder if your marriage would be easier if your spouse was just a little more like you?
    In this insightful episode, we delve into the complexities and beauty of personality differences within relationships. Our guest, Erin Woodruff, a life coach who specializes in helping high-achieving women stay happily married to introverts, joins us to share her expertise. 
    Erin provides valuable tips for improving communication and understanding between introverts and extroverts, emphasizing that it’s normal to struggle with personality differences and that these differences don't need to be changed for harmonious relationships.
    Website and Linktree: 
    Get the full show notes and links to the resources mentioned at https://respectedandconnected.com/podcast/b/ep-127
    Sign up for the next Thriving Together Couples Call: https://www.respectedandconnected.com/together
    Connect with Sharon
    Website: https://www.respectedandconnected.com
    Connect on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/respected_and_connected
    Connect on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RespectedConnected
    Schedule a free call: https://respectedandconnected.com/contact
     
    Guest Links:
    Podcast: https://timeforyou.buzzsprout.com/share  
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/erinwoodruffcoaching/ 
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/erinwoodruffcoaching
     
    Voice Over, Mixing and Mastering Credits:
    L. Connor Voice - LConnorvoice@gmail.com
    Lconnorvoice.com

    Music Credits: 
    Happy Growth - Music Radio Creative
     

    • 34 min
    Welcome to Respected & Connected

    Welcome to Respected & Connected

    Welcome to Respected & Connected the podcast dedicated to helping couples build more balanced and equitable relationships. Whether you're in the thick of raising kids and trying to establish a career or you’re considering what you want your empty nester chapter to look like our conversations are here to empower you and validate your experiences.

    In each episode, we delve into the complexities of marital conflict and partnership, shedding light on how gender biases and cultural pressures can subtly—yet significantly—impact relationships. Our goal is to provide practical, actionable advice to address power imbalances and foster a more collaborative and fair partnership.

    We go beyond surface-level advice by exploring the underlying dynamics that affect your relationship. From gender roles to societal expectations, we tackle the tough topics that most people shy away from, all while offering real-world solutions to implement in your daily life.

    Feel heard, seen, and understood as we navigate the challenges and triumphs of marriage together. Our discussions are designed to leave you feeling empowered, knowing you have the tools and insights to create a more harmonious partnership.
    Join us on this transformative journey and discover how to bring more fairness, understanding, and love into your marriage.

    • 1 min
    126. The Power of Being Free to be Yourself with Megan Gibson

    126. The Power of Being Free to be Yourself with Megan Gibson

    Tired of the old advice on the "right" way to get what you need in your relationships? Discover the transformative power of discovering your true identity and how your relationships can benefit with Megan Gibson.
    We discuss: 

    The journey from people-pleasing to self-empowerment How to identify and let go of false identities Practical tips for aligning your life & relationships with your true self 
    Get the full show notes and links to the resources mentioned at https://respectedandconnected.com/podcast/b/ep-126
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    Sign up for the next Thriving Together Couples Call: https://www.respectedandconnected.com/together
    Get the Free Guide: Five Reasons Couples Get Stuck in Unproductive Conflict at https://www.respectedandconnected.com/unstuck
    Buy the glimmer journal on amazon (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/3VLWX23
    Connect with Sharon
    Website: https://www.respectedandconnected.com Connect on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/respected_and_connected Connect on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RespectedConnected Schedule a free call: https://respectedandconnected.com/contact Send me a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/respectedandconnected

    • 41 min
    125. Navigating Relationship Challenges: Couples vs. Individual Work

    125. Navigating Relationship Challenges: Couples vs. Individual Work

    Many couples facing relationship issues are faced with the question - do we need help as a couple or do we need to do individual work first? In this episode we're exploring the differences between individual work and couples work and when you should consider each type.
    We discuss:
    The risks and benefits of couples work The limitations of individual work when dealing with relationship issues How couples work can provide leverage for personal growth Get the full show notes and links to the resources mentioned at https://respectedandconnected.com/podcast/b/ep-125
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    Sign up for the next Thriving Together Couples Call: https://www.respectedandconnected.com/together
    Get the Free Guide: Five Reasons Couples Get Stuck in Unproductive Conflict at https://www.respectedandconnected.com/unstuck
    Buy the glimmer journal on amazon (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/3VLWX23
    Connect with Sharon
    Website: https://www.respectedandconnected.com Connect on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/respected_and_connected Connect on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RespectedConnected Schedule a free call: https://respectedandconnected.com/contact Send me a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/respectedandconnected

    • 11 min
    124. Healing Relationships in the Aftermath of a Child's Suicide with Lark Galley

    124. Healing Relationships in the Aftermath of a Child's Suicide with Lark Galley

    In this podcast episode, Sharon interviews Lark Galley, a wife and mother who has experienced the profound grief of losing a son to suicide.
    Lark shares the challenges this tragedy posed to her marriage and how it has affected both her and her husband's perception of success, personal achievements, and their relationship with each other. We explore the complexity of grief, the importance of allowing vulnerability in the healing process, and how Lark and her husband have worked through their grief individually and as a couple. Additionally, Lark highlights the impactful moments of realization and acceptance that have helped them both to find new ways to connect and support each other amidst their profound loss.
    Get the full show notes and links to the resources mentioned at https://respectedandconnected.com/podcast/b/ep-124
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    Sign up for the next Thriving Together Couples Call: https://www.respectedandconnected.com/together
    Get the Free Guide: Five Reasons Couples Get Stuck in Unproductive Conflict at https://www.respectedandconnected.com/unstuck
    Buy the glimmer journal on amazon (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/3VLWX23
    Connect with Sharon
    Website: https://www.respectedandconnected.com Connect on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/respected_and_connected Connect on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RespectedConnected Schedule a free call: https://respectedandconnected.com/contact Send me a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/respectedandconnected Connect With Lark Galley
    Lark's Book - Learning To Breathe Again: https://amzn.to/4bARSOP Lark's website: https://larkdeangalley.com/

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

3 buoys ,

This felt like a deep exhale 💝

Thank you! I found you and this podcast through podmatch as you reached out to be on my show (which the answer is YES Please!) and I am loving your show. Thank you for the different topics and really respectful way of presenting these topics. I’ll be binge listening ☺️Susie Pettit

Reese313131 ,

Not your average “coach”.

So many of the “coaches” advertise themselves on social media are not really qualified. Sharron is not one of them. She is so smart and genuinely has ideas and methods that are better than a lot of licensed therapists.

Ecuachic23 ,

Real life help

I’m so grateful I found this podcast and that I followed up with the free consultation she offered for one on one work. she has very real advice and has helped me be able to identify what it is I want to do and be and how to get there in my relationship.

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