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Have you ever wondered what makes the difference between those couples who absolutely LOVE to be together and the ones who merely tolorate each other in their old age? I always want to run up to the cute old couples who still hold hands while walking down the street and ask them all their secrets to relationship success. This podcast gives me the opportunity to do just that!I'm Monica Tanner, wife to a super hunky man, mom to 4 kids, weekly podcaster and relationship and intimacy expert/enthusiast. I help couples ditch the resentment and roommate syndrome and increase communication, connection and commitment, so they can write and live out their happily ever after love story.If that sounds like something you want, this podcast is absolutely for YOU! Each week, I'm teasing out the principles that keep couples hopelessly devoted and intoxicatingly in love with each other for a lifetime and beyond. I'm searching high and low for the secrets of happily ever after and sharing those secrets with you right here.New episodes release every Wednesday morning and I promise to keep them short and to the point. Sound marriage advice for couples who want to live happily ever after and achieve a truly intimate friendship, because an awesome marriage makes life so much sweeter. Let's get to it!

Secrets of Happily Ever After Monica Tanner

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 250 Ratings

Have you ever wondered what makes the difference between those couples who absolutely LOVE to be together and the ones who merely tolorate each other in their old age? I always want to run up to the cute old couples who still hold hands while walking down the street and ask them all their secrets to relationship success. This podcast gives me the opportunity to do just that!I'm Monica Tanner, wife to a super hunky man, mom to 4 kids, weekly podcaster and relationship and intimacy expert/enthusiast. I help couples ditch the resentment and roommate syndrome and increase communication, connection and commitment, so they can write and live out their happily ever after love story.If that sounds like something you want, this podcast is absolutely for YOU! Each week, I'm teasing out the principles that keep couples hopelessly devoted and intoxicatingly in love with each other for a lifetime and beyond. I'm searching high and low for the secrets of happily ever after and sharing those secrets with you right here.New episodes release every Wednesday morning and I promise to keep them short and to the point. Sound marriage advice for couples who want to live happily ever after and achieve a truly intimate friendship, because an awesome marriage makes life so much sweeter. Let's get to it!

    12 Questions to Transform Your Conversations with Topaz Adizes

    12 Questions to Transform Your Conversations with Topaz Adizes

    Have you ever felt like your conversations with loved ones are getting a little dry?

    This week's interview with Emmy Award-winner, Topaz Adizes shatters that pattern, unveiling "12 Questions for Love" to revolutionize our understanding of intimate dialogues. 

    Topaz is known for his work on The { } And project and shares how carefully crafted questions can peel back the layers we often unintentionally wrap around those closest to us, liberating our relationships from the confines of the metaphorical boxes we've built.

    My discussion with Topaz sheds light on the magic of road trip-like environments that encourage raw, uninterrupted conversation, showing us how to replicate this space in our daily lives. Through anecdotes and insights, we unlock the secret to nurturing conversations that evolve as our relationships deepen, emphasizing the role of intentionality and the settings we create for fostering openness and vulnerability.

    This episode serves as a gentle reminder to approach our loved ones with empowering questions that inspire growth and understanding. 

    For more resources on love and connection, be sure to check out:  https://monicatanner.com.

    • 40 min
    My 5-Step Framework for Overcoming Intimacy Death Traps

    My 5-Step Framework for Overcoming Intimacy Death Traps

    Ready to become the author of your own love story?

    In this week's episode, I tackle the dreaded 'intimacy death traps,' dissecting the root causes that lead to disconnection and providing a comprehensive 5-step framework to navigate your way back to a fulfilling partnership. 

    This isn't your run-of-the-mill relationship advice; it's a deep dive into taking responsibility, fostering judgment-free communication, and why initiating change can be your romantic game-changer.

     I'll be guiding you through the intricacies of assuming responsibility for the passion that's slipped through the cracks and how a simple shift towards curiosity and acceptance can transform your relationship dynamics. 

    Discover the 'cheat code' to involving a third party in rebuilding intimacy, and learn why expressing love without restraint could be your ticket out of complacency. 

    This episode isn't just about falling back into love—it's about creating a love that's going to grow, no matter how many anniversaries you've celebrated. Join me on this intimate journey towards happily ever after.

    Download my FREE resourse with 51 questions to ask you spouse to get to know them better HERE --> https://monicatanner.com/51questions

    • 17 min
    Understanding Intimacy Death Traps that Drain Your Marriage

    Understanding Intimacy Death Traps that Drain Your Marriage

    As a seasoned relationship coach and intimacy expert, I've seen firsthand how easily couples can fall into intimacy death traps, letting the initial spark of their relationship dim. But fear not! I'm here to arm you with the knowledge to identify these traps and the strategies to avoid them. 

    This week's episode is for anyone hoping to breathe new life into their intimate relationship. I invite you to reflect and engage with me by sharing your experiences and challenges. 

    Your stories and feedback are the heart of our community, and together, we'll overcome the traps that keep couples trapped for decades. So, if you're ready to transform your marriage from mediocre to extraordinary, tune in and let's start crafting your love story with the skill and intention it deserves. 

    For ongoing support in how to sidestep these intimacy death traps, be sure to check out the Passionate Marriage Club here --> https://monicatanner.com/club

    • 20 min
    Innovation, Creativity and Marital Bliss with Caley Rose and Karl Walker

    Innovation, Creativity and Marital Bliss with Caley Rose and Karl Walker

    Have you ever wondered what it's like to trade in the hustle and bustle of city life for the compact serenity of an Airstream? 

    Join me as I sit down with Caley Rose and Karl Walker, a Billboard charting singer-songwriter and a user experience designer, who did just that. Embarking on a life less ordinary, they've navigated the highs and lows of transforming a trailer into a home, all while keeping their relationship thriving. Their story isn't just about shared space; it's about shared dreams, from music to design, and the delicate dance of supporting each other's creative ambitions without losing sight of family values.

    Caley and Karl open up about the intricacies of a partnership where career paths diverge—Kaylee's melodies filling venues and Carl's tech expertise shaping user interactions. How do they do it? By crafting their unique blend of support, understanding, and adaptability, they reveal the secret sauce to pursuing individual passions while maintaining a fulfilling relationship.

    As we wrap up, they share exciting news about the future as they prepare to add another member to their family and entertain the idea of installing solar panels. Their journey of growth and empowerment is a testament to the importance of finding a partner who champions your aspirations. Caley and Karl's love story is one for the modern age, proving that with the right person by your side, the adventure never truly ends—it just evolves.

    • 46 min
    Marriage is a Team Sport Like Volleyball - Spiking Joy into Your Relationship

    Marriage is a Team Sport Like Volleyball - Spiking Joy into Your Relationship

    Today I'm serving up an episode that reveals how the team spirit of volleyball can spike the joy in your marriage. Imagine applying the same strategies that lead a volleyball team to victory to your own partnership; think encouragement, well-defined roles, and celebrating every win together. I'll share with you the secrets of a successful team—secrets that can transform your marriage into a partnership where gratitude is the net, acknowledgment is the ball, and positivity is the winning play.

    Full of puns and analogies from spending a weekend in a giant convention center in Las Vegas surrounded by hundreds of volleyball games going simultaneously, I had some strong thoughts of how elite teams work together towards victory and how this applies to marriage.

    I'm also thrilled to introduce the Passionate Marriage Club, an exclusive membership designed to help couples like you strengthen their bond and actively work towards their very own happily ever after. Become part of a community that believes in learning new relational skills and practicing them until it becomes second nature. Learn more about the Passionate Marriage Club here --> https://monicatanner.com/club

    • 19 min
    Will Considering Divorce Make My Marriage Stronger with Sharon Pope

    Will Considering Divorce Make My Marriage Stronger with Sharon Pope

    Could your marriage become stronger if you considered divorce as a viable option? 

    Today, I'm chatting with relationship coach Sharon Pope, as we uncover the paradoxical notion that acknowledging the possibility of divorce can actually reinforce a marriage. 
    We delve into the power of choice and how it can lead to a more intentional and fulfilling partnership. Throughout our conversation, we emphasize the importance of setting healthy boundaries and reveal why trying to control our partner's commitment often backfires, leaving a trail of unhappiness and discontent.

    As societal roles evolve, so do the dynamics within a marriage. Sharon and I discuss the new terrain of gender expectations and responsibilities, dissecting how modern marriages are adapting—or struggling—to keep pace. We cast light on the silent signals that a relationship may be veering off course and stress the urgency of addressing issues promptly. Whether it's cultivating a space for open dialogue or recognizing when it's time to seek professional help, we guide you through the critical choices that can either rejuvenate your relationship or lead you to part ways with grace and certainty.

    This episode addresses the complexities of maintaining intimacy amidst the demands of parenthood. We share strategies for nurturing your connection and why it's essential to remain curious about your evolving spouse. In addition, we explore how relationship coaching can provide the toolkit needed for couples to flourish through adversity. 

    So, whether you're looking to reignite the spark in your marriage or contemplating the crossroads of "stay or go," this episode offers valuable insights and practical advice for embracing the continuous journey of love and partnership.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
250 Ratings

250 Ratings

HengamStanfield ,

Happily Every After

Love this podcast and its purpose. Helping people fortify their marriages and have a love filled happily ever after. Thanks Monica

jillfreestone ,

Great tips easy to apply!

Your podcast is fantastic! I love your focus on helping couples create their own happily ever after, with very specific actionable tools. Your tone is shame free and full of encouragement and hope. I love how your examples are realistic and open and very accessible. It feels like chatting with a friend. I have a solid connection with my spouse and have worked hard the past 26 years for this, but there have still been things I’ve learned on the podcast to increase our connection and fun and intimacy and more. I love that the episodes are short and right to the point plus longer episodes with great guests with different perspectives or specialties

GratefulSamsey ,

Brilliant

Monica shines in person and on her podcast. You'll find golden nuggets in evvery episode.

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