59 episodes

Do you want to deepen your understanding of your relationship? Access new heights of emotional, sensual, and erotic intimacy? Is your marriage really great, and you’re wondering what more is possible for you? Are you feeling stuck in a rut and can’t seem to find your way back to one another? If you want your relationship to feel truly amazing, join Alexandra Stockwell, MD, physician and Intimate Marriage Expert every week, as she shares the secrets to creating and sustaining a deep, meaningful, and passionate marriage.

In addition to solo episodes where Alexandra teaches you her unique and effective approach to relationships, you’ll hear interviews with couples who have incredible marriages. These couples share their own experiences, challenges and triumphs with surprising candor and nuance. Get a front row seat and see how she’s been able to reignite the passion and bring uncompromising intimacy back into the lives of hundreds of couples.

As you listen, you’ll feel like you’re in a room with your very own personal Intimate Marriage Expert, as she speaks candidly about the challenges you face and the exciting opportunities for growth that are hidden therein. Her heartfelt passion for helping others achieve fulfillment as partners, and as individuals, is both inspiring and motivating.

Relationships are the spice of life. The glue that holds us together. And the celebration we all deserve.

Alexandra and her husband have been married for 25 years and have four children. During this time, they have both maintained full professional lives. After twelve years in medicine helping families heal their bodies, Alexandra studied the science and art of emotional and sensual connection to help patients heal their relationships as well. Alexandra specializes in showing couples how to achieve incredible, passionate relationships and has shown her clients how to experience aliveness and joy in all aspects of their intimate relationships. For over two decades, she’s been guiding men and women to bring pleasure and purpose back into all aspects of life— from the daily grind of running a household to creating ecstatic experiences in the bedroom! She devotes her time and her life to sharing all of this with you- so that you too can experience the unbridled joy of a rekindled relationship.

Do you and your partner love one another deeply? Do you have a wonderful family, beautiful children, and financial stability. To others—it looks like you have it all!

But underneath…you yearn to have YOUR needs met.

You are an amazing problem solver...yet you can’t figure this one out...you still don’t know how to make it happen.

Does it seem like a part of you is dying? Without the love, attention, nourishment, and joy that comes from a deep emotional connection and a juicy sex life with the one you love? Do you feel tired, worn out, and resentment blossoms?

Or maybe you just know your marriage could be better. You have so much to contribute to your children, to your work, to others you care about...why is the give and take much harder with your beloved?

The Intimate Marriage Podcast will show you the life you want and the life you deserve, which are attainable. All you need is some guidance to get there.

This podcast is the safe space where Alexandra lets you in on all her juicy secrets to creating a deep, meaningful, and passionate marriage. Listen as she interviews other couples and professionals, providing you with knowledge and resources to help you achieve the relationship you've always dreamed of. Are you ready? It’s time to dive into The Intimate Marriage Podcast.

Questions? Feedback? Wanting to explore working with Alexandra?
Visit TheIntimateMarriagePodcast.com

The Intimate Marriage Podcast with Alexandra Stockwell, MD Alexandra Stockwell

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 64 Ratings

Do you want to deepen your understanding of your relationship? Access new heights of emotional, sensual, and erotic intimacy? Is your marriage really great, and you’re wondering what more is possible for you? Are you feeling stuck in a rut and can’t seem to find your way back to one another? If you want your relationship to feel truly amazing, join Alexandra Stockwell, MD, physician and Intimate Marriage Expert every week, as she shares the secrets to creating and sustaining a deep, meaningful, and passionate marriage.

In addition to solo episodes where Alexandra teaches you her unique and effective approach to relationships, you’ll hear interviews with couples who have incredible marriages. These couples share their own experiences, challenges and triumphs with surprising candor and nuance. Get a front row seat and see how she’s been able to reignite the passion and bring uncompromising intimacy back into the lives of hundreds of couples.

As you listen, you’ll feel like you’re in a room with your very own personal Intimate Marriage Expert, as she speaks candidly about the challenges you face and the exciting opportunities for growth that are hidden therein. Her heartfelt passion for helping others achieve fulfillment as partners, and as individuals, is both inspiring and motivating.

Relationships are the spice of life. The glue that holds us together. And the celebration we all deserve.

Alexandra and her husband have been married for 25 years and have four children. During this time, they have both maintained full professional lives. After twelve years in medicine helping families heal their bodies, Alexandra studied the science and art of emotional and sensual connection to help patients heal their relationships as well. Alexandra specializes in showing couples how to achieve incredible, passionate relationships and has shown her clients how to experience aliveness and joy in all aspects of their intimate relationships. For over two decades, she’s been guiding men and women to bring pleasure and purpose back into all aspects of life— from the daily grind of running a household to creating ecstatic experiences in the bedroom! She devotes her time and her life to sharing all of this with you- so that you too can experience the unbridled joy of a rekindled relationship.

Do you and your partner love one another deeply? Do you have a wonderful family, beautiful children, and financial stability. To others—it looks like you have it all!

But underneath…you yearn to have YOUR needs met.

You are an amazing problem solver...yet you can’t figure this one out...you still don’t know how to make it happen.

Does it seem like a part of you is dying? Without the love, attention, nourishment, and joy that comes from a deep emotional connection and a juicy sex life with the one you love? Do you feel tired, worn out, and resentment blossoms?

Or maybe you just know your marriage could be better. You have so much to contribute to your children, to your work, to others you care about...why is the give and take much harder with your beloved?

The Intimate Marriage Podcast will show you the life you want and the life you deserve, which are attainable. All you need is some guidance to get there.

This podcast is the safe space where Alexandra lets you in on all her juicy secrets to creating a deep, meaningful, and passionate marriage. Listen as she interviews other couples and professionals, providing you with knowledge and resources to help you achieve the relationship you've always dreamed of. Are you ready? It’s time to dive into The Intimate Marriage Podcast.

Questions? Feedback? Wanting to explore working with Alexandra?
Visit TheIntimateMarriagePodcast.com

    How to Have a Happy Relationship

    How to Have a Happy Relationship

    Today’s episode of The Intimate Marriage Podcast marks the end of Season 1. As I look back at the richness of the season, it’s clear that there is no specific formula for a happy marriage. Each couple that I interviewed shared different things that contribute to their happiness. It’s a creative process unique to the individuals involved in terms of how they pursue and cultivate more joy, more pleasure, more connection, and more self-expression in their relationship. Listen as I highlight key moments from Season 1 and look ahead to Season 2!

    IN THIS EPISODE:

    [01:15] The rules, or lack thereof, for happy and unhappy families
    [04:06] Analogy: Teaching someone to fish and creating a fantastic marriage
    [06:58] Key takeaways from Season 1 couples
    [08:18] Taking risks in your relationship and tracking relationship goals
    [11:30] The connection between vulnerability and stress in marriage, and the importance of getting your children’s perspective about marriage and family
    [16:08] Prioritizing your partner’s experience and finding success in life and marriage despite the chaos around your
    [19:42] Reflection and looking forward to Season 2

    KEY TAKEAWAYS:

    There is no specific formula for a happy and growing relationship. It's a creative process and unique to the individuals. It is intrinsically motivated and having a happy family is really a unique achievement.
    How we handle our money, especially in interacting with our spouse, is heavily influenced by emotional content that may not be completely clear to each other. It may feel obvious to us, but when you actually express it to your partner, it will ease miscommunication and frustration.
    You can totally love and support your spouse without being interested in the things that they are interested in.

    Links Mentioned:

    Read Alexandra’s book “Uncompromising Intimacy”: https://amzn.to/2ymI3Hl (https://amzn.to/2ymI3Hl)

    Join THE INTIMATE MARRIAGE Facebook group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/hotmarriage

    Follow Alexandra:
    IG: @alexandra.stockwell.intimacy - https://www.instagram.com/alexandra.stockwell.intimacy/

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.stockwell.7

    FB business: https://www.instagram.com/alexandra.stockwell.intimacy/

    • 22 min
    Business Partners and 4 Kids Under 7, With Jonathan and Sascha Schlossberg

    Business Partners and 4 Kids Under 7, With Jonathan and Sascha Schlossberg

    In today’s episode of The Intimate Marriage Podcast, I am joined by Jonathan and Sascha Schlossberg who got married, started a business, and had their first child all at the same time. How do they do it? How do they cultivate a healthy balance between work and family? Is it possible for a relationship to be both disciplined and chaotic? Listen in as this dynamic duo shares insight into what it is like working with your spouse, how they handle disagreements, and what they have learned from their relationship over the years.

    IN THIS EPISODE:

    [01:53] Jonathan and Sascha share they have worked together since they met waiting tables, and have had lots of different roles and positions while always working together since.
    [06:50] How do Sascha and Jonathan balance competition and their relationship?
    11:26] Here are a few examples of how Sascha and Jonathan work through disagreements to be on the same page.
    [17:48] What Sascha and Jonathan have learned about themselves as a result of being married to one another.
    [21:19] How did 2020 affect Jonathan’s way of thinking? How did that affect their relationship?
    [25:07] How do Sascha and Jonathan manage a business and their relationship while homeschooling four children under the age of seven?
    [30:18] How to connect with Jonathan and Sascha.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS:

    When it comes to growing in a relationship, self-work is just as important as working on your relationship.
    Who we were, who we are, and who we are becoming are constantly shifting. It is possible to become the greatest version of yourself by doing the work.
    Learning how you and your partner both communicate is crucial for communication to be healthy and effective.
    In a long-term relationship, everything that isn’t sex is foreplay. How you interact day to day determines the quality of the connection when an intimate moment arises.

    Links Mentioned:

    Join Jonathan and Sascha’s Facebook group
    www.group.unconventionallywealthy.co

    Read Alexandra’s book “Uncompromising Intimacy”: https://amzn.to/2ymI3Hl (https://amzn.to/2ymI3Hl)

    Join THE INTIMATE MARRIAGE Facebook group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/hotmarriage

    Follow Alexandra:
    IG: @alexandra.stockwell.intimacy - https://www.instagram.com/alexandra.stockwell.intimacy/

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.stockwell.7

    FB business: https://www.instagram.com/alexandra.stockwell.intimacy/

    BIO

    Jonathan and Sascha are a dynamite team. Jonathan’s innate ability to connect intimately and powerfully with others as well as Sascha’s undying determination and eloquent brand messaging skills make them unbeatable. Together, they homeschool their four kids (with a little bit of help) and are teaching them day by day how to lead unconventionally successful lives. Originally, the couple met as actors waiting tables in Hollywood and they now live in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

    • 32 min
    Mind Over Motherhood, With Dr. Carly and Ryan Crewe

    Mind Over Motherhood, With Dr. Carly and Ryan Crewe

    On this episode of The Intimate Marriage Podcast, I speak with Ryan and Dr. Carly Crewe about raising twin girls, traveling the world, and managing their full-time family businesses. Carly is a family doctor & MD psychotherapist, author, podcast host and CEO of a virtual mental health clinic for women. Her husband, Ryan, is a stay at home dad and helps support their family businesses. They have been married for 10 years. We discuss how Ryan chose to be a stay at home parent and how Carly’s virtual clinic grew seemingly overnight. We discuss how they prioritize their marriage in the midst of busy and full lives, their unique view on education, and their future travel plans. Listen as we talk about marriage, family, and how to navigate conflict with healthy communication.

    IN THIS EPISODE:

    [00:50] Introduction of Ryan and Dr. Carly Crewe
    [04:07] Ryan’s decision to be a stay at home dad
    [06:39] Stay at home dad experience
    [08:03] Growing Carly’s virtual mental health clinic
    [10:30] Their dynamic with work and travel
    [12:50] How they prioritize their marriage
    [17:22] Where to next on their travels
    [19:07] Carly - What have you learned about yourself from being married?
    [21:32] Receiving criticism and navigating conflict
    [23:16] Ryan - What have you learned about yourself from being married?
    [25:33] Contacting Carly and Ryan

    KEY TAKEAWAYS:

    As a stay at home dad, Ryan has been surprised by the stereotypes of how other men view being a stay at home parent as not a full time job.
    A challenge to being a traveling family is not always having childcare readily available. Carly and Ryan have to rely on each other to watch the twins and alternate when they set aside designated work hours for their family business.
    Healthy conflict resolution and navigating arguments means staying focused on the issue rather than the person.
    A significant ritual that Carly and Ryan practice is their strategic life meetings on Sundays. They sit down to look at the upcoming week and prioritize their exercise, nutrition and children’s educational activities.
    Weekly “planning” meetings as partners helps to develop amazing communication skills because it creates a context where you learn to honor and speak up for your own needs, as well as honor the other person’s wants and needs.

    Links Mentioned:

    Carly’s Website - https://carlycrewe.com/
    Podcast - https://carlycrewe.com/podcast/
    Book - https://carlycrewe.com/yanya-1
    Carly’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/carlycrewe/
    Family Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fulltimecrewes/
    Websites: carlycrewe.com & eunoiamedical.ca

    Read Alexandra’s book “Uncompromising Intimacy”: https://amzn.to/2ymI3Hl (https://amzn.to/2ymI3Hl)

    Join THE INTIMATE MARRIAGE Facebook group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/hotmarriage

    Follow Alexandra:
    IG: @alexandra.stockwell.intimacy - https://www.instagram.com/alexandra.stockwell.intimacy/

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.stockwell.7

    FB business: https://www.instagram.com/alexandra.stockwell.intimacy/

    BIO:

    Carly Crewe, MD is a mom to twin toddlers, modern day nomad and MD Psychotherapist specializing in women’s mental health. Dr. Crewe is the CEO and Owner of Eunoia Medical Clinic, an innovative and dynamic virtual clinic that provides comprehensive treatment of mental health disorders in women by an extraordinary team of female family doctors.
    Ryan Crewe is the Chief Financial Officer of Eunoia Medical and an incredible stay-at-home parent to twin girls. Ryan is a retired power engineer and previous manager who now helps manage the Eunoia Medical Clinic alongside his wife Carly.
    Carly and Ryan now call a 31 foot RV “home” along with their twin girls and 2 rescue dogs.

    • 27 min
    A 50 Year Love Affair, With Gail Bruce

    A 50 Year Love Affair, With Gail Bruce

    On this episode of The Intimate Marriage Podcast, I speak with Gail Bruce, a wise, spunky, honest, articulate, vivacious 80 year old woman. She speaks as a friend, a student of life, and a crone as Gail discusses her 50-year marriage to the love of her life and talks about the ways each new decade brought more growth and more depth to their relationship. After a surfing accident left her late husband in a neck brace, paralyzed from the waist down, many things changed and Gail describes in detail the impact it had on their physical connection. Gail is the founder of HipSilver, a curated resource company designed to connect the Silvers, those in her generation, with one another. Listen as we talk about life, love, and how she makes her life more rich and full with each passing year.

    IN THIS EPISODE:

    [03:21] Gail talks about how she met her late husband and about their beautiful 50 year marriage
    [07:47] What is it like being in love after 35 or 40 years of marriage, and how is it different from being in love early in a marriage?
    [13:00] After a surfing accident left her husband in a neck brace, Gail shares how their emotional and physical relationship changed during the almost 5 year recovery
    [23:36] The importance of finding all of the ways that there can be physical connection and pleasure within a life long relationship
    [32:39] Gail talks about founding HipSilver and her plans to grow the resource and show the world that the Silver Age is hip

    KEY TAKEAWAYS:

    There is a connection between having a fantastic relationship and our ability and willingness to be more self-expressed and receive more of our partners' full self-expression.
    Touch, non sexual and sexual alike, is a major part of everybody’s life and very crucial to our wellbeing. We suffer when there is a lack of physical touch, like during the pandemic.
    HipSilver is an online resource that focuses on Gail’s generation. It’s about new possibilities for a more rich and full life focused on community, information, and curated products.

    Links Mentioned:

    https://hipsilver.com/pages/about-hipsilver
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gailhbruce/

    Read Alexandra’s book “Uncompromising Intimacy”: https://amzn.to/2ymI3Hl (https://amzn.to/2ymI3Hl)

    Join THE INTIMATE MARRIAGE Facebook group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/hotmarriage

    Follow Alexandra:
    IG: @alexandra.stockwell.intimacy - https://www.instagram.com/alexandra.stockwell.intimacy/

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.stockwell.7

    FB business: https://www.instagram.com/alexandra.stockwell.intimacy/

    BIO

    Gail Bruce is a woman of experience and some notoriety. Born Gail Hire in Chicago, she was raised on the beaches of California, educated at numerous institutions, and enriched by the exciting experiences of life: sports, cars, modeling, acting, design, marriage, painting, childbirth, non-profit development, and business. All of which contributed to who she is today and how she will move into the future.

    Gail believes the reason we are born into this time and existence is to move our level of “consciousness” one step further to the next level. Everything is a life lesson; everything is enriching.

    • 39 min
    Reinvention in Relationship, With Travia Steward

    Reinvention in Relationship, With Travia Steward

    On this episode of The Intimate Marriage Podcast, I speak with Travia Steward about the many steps she took on her quest to be ready for, and find, her partner. Travia and her wife have been together for 15 years, married for 7 years. We talk about Travia’s journey to accepting her sexuality and how she experiences reinvention through her marriage. Travia is a transformation and reinvention coach who helps inspire and empower people to live the highest vision of their lives. Listen to learn about love languages and the tools they use to keep their love alive and grow their relationship.
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    [00:50] Introduction of Travia
    [03:31] Travia shares her journey of finding her wife
    [07:35] What Travia learned from her marriage
    [10:53] What she wanted to feel in a relationship
    [14:00] The power of love languages
    [18:25] Personal reinvention
    [21:37] Tools for reinvention
    [20:20] Initiating check ins
    [30:47] How to keep feeling in love
    [35:35] How to connect with Travia
    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    Travia uses her awareness of her partner’s love language to successfully express love for her wife, and her wife does the same knowing Travia’s love languages are touch and words of affirmation.
    Being aware of the intentions behind your actions and having a loving intent with your partner will go a long way in showing your partner love.
    Travia was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020 and had a double mastectomy. Following the surgery, she became more aligned with her body and was able to reinvent herself in a more authentic form, which made her a better partner because she was no longer hiding.
    Reinvention is finding a new gear for who you are today, so that you can become the person your goals require you to be.
    One reinvention tool Travia uses in her marriage is a regular check-in with her wife. They remove distractions and answer a series of vulnerable questions such as asking how well they are meeting each other’s needs. It requires honesty, vulnerability, and listening.
    Links Mentioned:
    Travia’s Podcast Episode with Alexandra: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-74-creating-more-intimacy-in-your-relationship-with/id1514964939?i=1000536608865
    www.traviasteward.com/
    Read Alexandra’s book “Uncompromising Intimacy”: https://amzn.to/2ymI3Hl (https://amzn.to/2ymI3Hl)
    Join THE INTIMATE MARRIAGE Facebook group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/hotmarriage
    Follow Alexandra:
    IG: @alexandra.stockwell.intimacy - https://www.instagram.com/alexandra.stockwell.intimacy/
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.stockwell.7
    FB business: https://www.instagram.com/alexandra.stockwell.intimacy/

    • 36 min
    ONE Extraordinary Marriage, With Alisa DiLorenzo

    ONE Extraordinary Marriage, With Alisa DiLorenzo

    On this episode of The Intimate Marriage Podcast, I’m speaking with Alisa DiLorenzo about marriage, intimacy, and the effect of pornography on a marriage. Alisa and her husband, Tony, co-host the #1 rated ONE Extraordinary Marriage Podcast. They have been married for 25 years and have recently released their latest book, The Six Pillars of Intimacy. Today, we discuss the six forms of intimacy: emotional, physical, financial, spiritual, recreational, and sexual, and how each one is vital to create a long-lasting and fulfilling relationship. Alisa also shares how she and her husband navigated a pornography addiction together and how they now help coach other couples through similar situations.

    IN THIS EPISODE:

    [00:50] Introduction to Alisa and Tony DiLorenzo
    [05:01] Pornography and marriage
    [11:35] How secrets affect marriage
    [16:08] The Six Pillars of Intimacy
    [19:00] Emotional intimacy
    [20:29] Physical intimacy
    [24:01] Recreational intimacy
    [29:03] What Alisa has learned through being married to Tony

    KEY TAKEAWAYS:

    Marriages need role models of other healthy and fulfilling marriages. Alisa and Tony DiLorenzo are role models for many couples as they encourage others, coaching them with wisdom gained from their mistakes, experiences, and depth of marital knowledge.
    When a married person is engaging in pornography, it impacts both people.
    If something is kept a secret within a marriage, it will still impact the entire dynamic in the marriage. The longer a secret is kept, the more damage that will be done.
    The six pillars of intimacy help create a strong and beautiful marriage that can carry the weight of challenges, because life does still happen to all of us. The pillars create an internal strength that fosters working together as a team.

    Links Mentioned:

    oneextraordinarymarriage.com

    The Six Pillars of Intimacy: https://www.amazon.com/Pillars-Intimacy-Secret-Extraordinary-Marriage/dp/0578991454 ( https://www.amazon.com/Pillars-Intimacy-Secret-Extraordinary-Marriage/dp/0578991454)

    instagram.com/oneextraordinarymarriage

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/oneextraordinarymarriage

    Read Alexandra’s book “Uncompromising Intimacy”: https://amzn.to/2ymI3Hl (https://amzn.to/2ymI3Hl)

    Join THE INTIMATE MARRIAGE Facebook group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/hotmarriage

    Follow Alexandra:
    IG: @alexandra.stockwell.intimacy - https://www.instagram.com/alexandra.stockwell.intimacy/

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.stockwell.7

    FB business: https://www.instagram.com/alexandra.stockwell.intimacy/

    BIO:

    As co-host of the top marriage podcast in Apple Podcasts, the ONE Extraordinary Marriage Show, Alisa DiLorenzo speaks to a worldwide audience about sex, love & commitment, and challenges every listener to make their relationship a priority. Their 6 Pillars of Intimacy have transformed countless marriages. Its ideas are simple, practical, and powerful. You’ll be inspired to look at your marriage through a new lens and be encouraged by how common sense it is.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Rockin' Life in MD ,

Super juicy - must listen

I love everything about Uncompromising Intimacy. It’s such a fresh and invigorating perspective on marriage & relationships overall. I love the perspectives offered on new ways to show up for partnership. I just listened to the episode with her daughter - which as a mama to a 22 year old was super interesting and heart warming.

KSKirkpatrick ,

YES! Bring it on, Dr. Stockwell with the Intimate Marriage Podcast

Alexandra’s work had helped us pivot to being more intimate, caring and having more fun together. My husband and I started listening to Alexandra’s audiobook ‘Uncompromised Intimacy’ and her podcast this summer. Alexandra creates a space for couples to celebrate intimacy and their love by sharing her personal experiences in her marriage, engaging couples who have great stories and wisdom to share, all with intention, curiosity and playfulness. Alexandra is intuitive, insightful and deeply empathic. She thinks with her heart and head giving us freedom to create space to cultivate and grow in our connection. We highly recommend her work and are so excited to engage in and listen to her Intimate Marriage podcast!

Kate Mangona ,

A SACRED space to be Intimately Authentic

Dr. Stockwell speaks about intimacy in a way no one else does. This space is so needed, especially for physicians as this is not often spoken about. She is open and authentic and encourages us to grow in ways we don’t often think about. I love how she interviews with such deep thought and wisdom.

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