Each relationship is unique with its own special joys and challenges. Cera and Matthew explore love, life, money, and cultural and racial differences. Here we shine a light on what works, what doesn't, and how to enjoy this crazy journey we call love and life.
How Do You Know When to Push, Pivot or Quit? #S2E23
Change is inevitable in all areas of life, whether it's business or relationships. This ultimately means that our expectations and commitments need to be reassessed as time goes on. How do you know when to stick with the commitments you made, or when to pivot or quit once and for all.
On this episode, Cera speaks on the burnout she feels after podcasting for 70 weeks straight. Will this be our last podcast?
How Humor Makes Relationships Healthy #S2Ep22
Does everyone have a sense of humor? What if what your partner finds funny is not a joke to you? How do you handle inappropriate or even offensive jokes?
On this episode, we discuss what makes us laugh as per the prompts of Week 21 from The Lover's Journal. How important laughter is to a relationship, and where humoring fosters the health of a relationship and when it becomes toxic.
How to Keep a Close Connection in a Long Distance Relationship
Being in a long distance relationship can be deliberate or circumstantial. Regardless of how we find ourselves far apart from our partners, we need to embrace the positives of being in a long distance relationship, while bracing for the downsides of it.
On today's episode, we discuss what really constitutes a long distance relationship, what makes it worthy, and whether it's for everyone or depends on your personalities or stage you're in in life.
Why Traveling as a Couple Strengthens your Relationship #S2Ep20
Traveling as a couple, more so as an interracial couple, has its benefits as well as challenges.
On this episode, Matthew and I discuss the experiences we have had traveling solo and as a couple, and also traveling in our home towns versus traveling to other cities and distant lands.
This follows the monthly challenge #11 from The Lover's Journal: This month you are going to be a tourist in your own town. Go the the museum, take the train to downtown, visit the farmer market, and whatever else your city is known for.
Criticism Vs. Encouragement | What Do You Need to Improve your Relationship #S2E19
I am my worst critic. Yet what I've learnt in relationships is that, when we criticize ourselves so harshly, we are bound to also lack empathy when dealing with our partners.
On this episode of The Interracial Couple Podcast, we look at how we can improve our relationship by becoming more encouragers and less of critics.
For Personal/ Relationship Growth: Have Humility to Admit your Wrongs Even When Right | Rerun of S1Ep32
To be right or to be happy? That is the question. To be right, you only need to crash your partner's or family's arguments and pride until they give up the fight. To be happy though, requires humility and self reflection. Because like it or not, we are always wrong in life as Kathryn Schulz writes in her book, Being Wrong; Adventures in the Margin of Error.
In this rerun of Episode 32, we touch on the question of what is more important: being right or happy in a relationship?
My favorite so far “Owning Your Own Mistakes” so GOOD