100 episodes

Love doesn’t have to suck. We know this from overcoming our own dating and relationship horror stories, which led us to being experts in healing from codependency, dating and toxic relationships. Our 30 year age difference brings you an array of perspectives at any stage in life. If you’re dating, in a relationship or divorced, we’ve got your back. With leading experts, you'll learn the latest tools on how to navigate dating and how to thrive in a successful relationship.

The Love Fix Sherry Gaba and Carla Romo

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 62 Ratings

Love doesn’t have to suck. We know this from overcoming our own dating and relationship horror stories, which led us to being experts in healing from codependency, dating and toxic relationships. Our 30 year age difference brings you an array of perspectives at any stage in life. If you’re dating, in a relationship or divorced, we’ve got your back. With leading experts, you'll learn the latest tools on how to navigate dating and how to thrive in a successful relationship.

    The Next Evolution for The Love Fix

    The Next Evolution for The Love Fix

    In the heartfelt finale of "The Love Fix" podcast, Sherry and Carla take a nostalgic journey through the show's evolution, mirroring the ebbs and flows of relationships. The dynamic duo reflects not only on the success of achieving their podcasting goals but also on the profound impact the show has had on their personal growth. Like any enduring friendship, "The Love Fix" has been a catalyst for positive change, teaching Sherry and Carla valuable lessons along the way, and they take a minute to give thanks for the unwavering support and listenership that has made "The Love Fix" a cherished part of their lives.
     
    Connect with Us!
    The Love Fix | @thelovefixpodcast
    The Love Fix Relationship Quiz
    Join our Get Healthy Relationships and Dating Group Coaching Programs
     
    Carla
    Website | Instagram | Facebook | Contagious Love | Online Dating Bootcamp
     
    Sherry
    Website | IG
    Love Smacked: How to Stop the Cycle of Relationship Addiction and Codependency to Find Everlasting Love
     
    Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts
    "I love Sherry and Carla and The Love Fix!”- If that sounds like you, please consider the rating and review our show! Scroll down to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast.
     
    Disclaimer: The Love Fix Podcast content has been made available for informational, entertainment, and educational purposes only. The Love Fix Podcast is distinctly different from coaching, counseling, psychotherapy, or psychoanalysis and does not deal with the diagnosis or treatment of emotional problems. The Love Fix podcast does not constitute medical consultation or treatment, health insurance does not apply.
     

    • 31 min
    Navigating Attachment Styles and Love Addiction in Multiamorous Relationships with Multiamory

    Navigating Attachment Styles and Love Addiction in Multiamorous Relationships with Multiamory

    Sherry and Carla start things off with a Love Fix Question from a listener who is in an open relationship with her husband, but feels like he is not upholding his side of being honest and transparent. Then, they welcome Multiamory,  a group that offers support and advice for modern relationships through their podcasts and books, whether you are monogamous, polyamorous, casual dating or if you just do relationships differently. If you want to deepen your current relationships, find your ideal romantic partners or develop a better understanding of yourself, then you have come to the right place by checking them out.  
     
    We are offering complimentary break free from toxic and codependent relationship strategy calls that are exclusively for our listeners. Head to thelovefix.com/contact to sign up.
     
    Connect with Us!
    The Love Fix | @thelovefixpodcast
    The Love Fix Relationship Quiz
    Join our Get Healthy Relationships and Dating Group Coaching Programs
     
    Carla
    Website | Instagram | Facebook | Contagious Love | Online Dating Bootcamp
     
    Sherry
    Website | IG
    Love Smacked: How to Stop the Cycle of Relationship Addiction and Codependency to Find Everlasting Love
     
    Multiamory: Website | Podcast | Book 
     
    Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts
    "I love Sherry and Carla and The Love Fix!”- If that sounds like you, please consider the rating and review our show! Scroll down to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast.
     
    What You’ll Hear In This Episode:
    What is multiamory? 
    How is multiamory different from polyamory? 
    What is NRE, or new relationship energy? 
    How our different attachment styles can also show up in polyamorous relationships. 
    The difference between “swinging” and polyamory. 
    How love addiction can affect a relationship that is both monogamous and non-monogamous. 
    Tips for healthy communication about defining that relationship, no matter what it looks like. 
    How can cheating happen if a relationship is non-monogamous? 
    The importance in getting a professional and outside perspective to sort out your feelings if you are unsure if you want to have a non-monogamous relationship, or if you are being gaslit or people pleasing. 
     
    Disclaimer: The Love Fix Podcast content has been made available for informational, entertainment, and educational purposes only. The Love Fix Podcast is distinctly different from coaching, counseling, psychotherapy, or psychoanalysis and does not deal with the diagnosis or treatment of emotional problems. The Love Fix podcast does not constitute medical consultation or treatment, health insurance does not apply.
     

    • 41 min
    When Present Triggers are Past Wounds with Tess McMechan

    When Present Triggers are Past Wounds with Tess McMechan

    Carla nurses her newly broken bone, and then she and Sherry take a Love Fix question from a listener whose boyfriend has photos of his ex on his phone. She’s wondering if this is normal and just annoying, or super sketchy red flag behavior. They then welcome Tess McMechan, a Certified Somatic and Trauma Integration Practitioner. Tess works one-on-one with people to help them identify the root cause of why they are suffering, heal their trauma, break cycles, and deprogram conditionings. In the conversation, Tess talks about how and why red flags in relationships often stem from past trauma, and what we can do about it. She also talks about the inspiration behind her audiobook release for her new book, “Breaking Free: Empowering Yourself Beyond Victimhood.”
     
    We are offering complimentary break free from toxic and codependent relationship strategy calls that are exclusively for our listeners. Head to thelovefix.com/contact to sign up.
     
    Connect with Us!
    The Love Fix | @thelovefixpodcast
    The Love Fix Relationship Quiz
    Join our Get Healthy Relationships and Dating Group Coaching Programs
     
    Carla
    Website | Instagram | Facebook | Contagious Love | Online Dating Bootcamp
     
    Sherry
    Website | IG
    Love Smacked: How to Stop the Cycle of Relationship Addiction and Codependency to Find Everlasting Love
     
    Tess: Breaking Free Audio Book - 15% off | IG | Website 
     
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    "I love Sherry and Carla and The Love Fix!”- If that sounds like you, please consider the rating and review our show! Scroll down to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast.
     
    What You’ll Hear In This Episode:
    When we pick partners, we tend to mirror our relationships with our parents.
    How do we know when we are triggered in the present moment if it’s really stemming from a past wound?
    Tess shares some ways she helps her clients learn to self-soothe and work through abandonment issues.
    What are some things we can notice when dating that may later turn out to be red flags?
    Why do we seem to attract the same (very wrong) type of person repeatedly?
    What trauma responses can look like in relationships.
    How miscommunication about triggers and trauma can end relationships.
    Can two codependents heal together?
    The importance of individual work and awareness in healing codependency in relationships.
     
    Disclaimer: The Love Fix Podcast content has been made available for informational, entertainment, and educational purposes only. The Love Fix Podcast is distinctly different from coaching, counseling, psychotherapy, or psychoanalysis and does not deal with the diagnosis or treatment of emotional problems. The Love Fix podcast does not constitute medical consultation or treatment, health insurance does not apply.
     

    • 29 min
    Unraveling the Narcissist in Divorce with Seth Nelson and Pete Wright

    Unraveling the Narcissist in Divorce with Seth Nelson and Pete Wright

    Carla and Sherry first share their love for their favorite takeout joints, and they take a Love Fix Question from a listener who is in the middle of getting divorced and feels quite fearful about what it will mean for their financial stability. They then welcome Seth Nelson,  a Tampa-based family lawyer known for coming up with creative solutions to difficult problems, and Pete Wright, an experienced broadcaster who has spent 30 years helping brands shape their stories together, Seth and Pete aim to provide divorcing couples with practical advice and hope through their podcast, How to Split a Toaster, a podcast about saving your relationships.
     
    We are offering complimentary break free from toxic and codependent relationship strategy calls that are exclusively for our listeners. Head to thelovefix.com/contact to sign up.
     
    Connect with Us!
    The Love Fix | @thelovefixpodcast
    The Love Fix Relationship Quiz
    Join our Get Healthy Relationships and Dating Group Coaching Programs
     
    Carla
    Website | Instagram | Facebook | Contagious Love | Online Dating Bootcamp
     
    Sherry
    Website | IG
    Love Smacked: How to Stop the Cycle of Relationship Addiction and Codependency to Find Everlasting Love
     
    Seth and Pete: How to Split a Toaster | NLG
     
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    "I love Sherry and Carla and The Love Fix!”- If that sounds like you, please consider the rating and review our show! Scroll down to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast.
     
    What You’ll Hear In This Episode:
    Why is dealing with a narcissist so frustrating in the divorce process?
    Some of Pete and Seth’s biggest wins when representing their clients.
    How to handle the fears of kidnapping and creating a sense of privacy and security in the courtroom.
    Why is divorcing a narcissistic a nightmare?
    Why a “tough” attorney may not always be the thing you want.
    The common questions that people have when people get divorced are: how long will it take, and how much will it cost?
    Why do narcissists tend to buckle in court?
    Remember - when dealing with a narcissist in divorce, it’s not personal. Seth has even represented the same man twice and saw how he treated both women the same way.
    Focusing on behaviors in court that back up narcissistic behaviors, rather than using the term “narcissist”.
    How the divorce process and support for domestic abuse victims has evolved over the years.
    What is the motive of a narcissist during a divorce?
     
    Disclaimer: The Love Fix Podcast content has been made available for informational, entertainment, and educational purposes only. The Love Fix Podcast is distinctly different from coaching, counseling, psychotherapy, or psychoanalysis and does not deal with the diagnosis or treatment of emotional problems. The Love Fix podcast does not constitute medical consultation or treatment, health insurance does not apply.

    • 33 min
    How Family Estrangement Affects Self Worth, Relationships and Trauma with Yasmin Kerkez

    How Family Estrangement Affects Self Worth, Relationships and Trauma with Yasmin Kerkez

    Carla and Sherry first take a Love Fix question from a listener who is feeling the attraction fade towards their partner. They would like to know whether it’s worth sticking through things, or if it’s the beginning of the end. They then welcome Love Fix guest Yasmin Kerkez, Co-Founder of Family Support Resources, an organization,helping transform the lives of people living with family conflicts and estrangement. Yasmin talks about what family estrangement is, the common reasons it happens, and how to let go of the shame and blame around the trauma that typically comes with family estrangement. 
     
    We are offering complimentary break free from toxic and codependent relationship strategy calls that are exclusively for our listeners. Head to thelovefix.com/contact to sign up.
     
    Connect with Us!
    The Love Fix | @thelovefixpodcast
    The Love Fix Relationship Quiz
    Join our Get Healthy Relationships and Dating Group Coaching Programs
     
    Carla
    Website | Instagram | Facebook | Contagious Love | Online Dating Bootcamp
     
    Sherry
    Website | IG
    Love Smacked: How to Stop the Cycle of Relationship Addiction and Codependency to Find Everlasting Love
     
    Yasmin: Family Support Resources | Facebook 
     
    Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts
    "I love Sherry and Carla and The Love Fix!”- If that sounds like you, please consider the rating and review our show! Scroll down to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast.
     
    What You’ll Hear In This Episode:
    What is family estrangement, and what are the common reasons why people break away from their family? 
    Does family estrangement usually happen quickly or does it occur slowly over time? 
    How family estrangement can make the person feel low self worth and shame. 
    The intersection between family estrangement and trauma. 
    The most common areas of emotional trauma that result from a family breakdown. 
    How being estranged from a parent affects intimate partner relationships. 
    Some real life examples of where family estrangement is the best option.  
    Always listen to your gut instinct and take the time and space you need to heal. 
    Is divorce a form of family estrangement? 
    How the two words “yet” or “currently” can produce a huge mindset shift and give us more grace and space towards our healing. 
    Where can people go for more community, connection and hope on this topic? 
     
    Disclaimer: The Love Fix Podcast content has been made available for informational, entertainment, and educational purposes only. The Love Fix Podcast is distinctly different from coaching, counseling, psychotherapy, or psychoanalysis and does not deal with the diagnosis or treatment of emotional problems. The Love Fix podcast does not constitute medical consultation or treatment, health insurance does not apply.

    • 32 min
    Changing the Culture Towards Consent, Betrayal and Abuse with Anne Blythe

    Changing the Culture Towards Consent, Betrayal and Abuse with Anne Blythe

    Carla and Sherry first start the show talking about their preference for sweet vs. sour candies, and then they take a Love Fix question from a listener who feels like they are walking on eggshells around their partner. They are seeking advice on how to move on from past arguments and make some real progress, but aren’t even sure if their partner is open to it. They then welcome Anne Blythe, Founder of BTR.org and host of the Betrayal Trauma Recovery Podcast. BTR.org offers daily group sessions from women, victims of emotional and psychological abuse and sexual coercion with multiple sessions a day in every time zone. Anne is also the author of the educational picture book, Trauma Mama Husband Drama and a frequently requested speaker at events such as the National Center on Sexual Exploitation Global Summit. 
     
    We are offering complimentary break free from toxic and codependent relationship strategy calls that are exclusively our listeners. Head to thelovefix.com/contact to sign up.
     
    Connect with Us!
    The Love Fix | @thelovefixpodcast
    The Love Fix Relationship Quiz
    Join our Get Healthy Relationships and Dating Group Coaching Programs
     
    Carla
    Website | Instagram | Facebook | Contagious Love | Online Dating Bootcamp
     
    Sherry
    Website | IG
    Love Smacked: How to Stop the Cycle of Relationship Addiction and Codependency to Find Everlasting Love
     
    Anne: BTR | Podcast | Books 
     
    Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts
    "I love Sherry and Carla and The Love Fix!”- If that sounds like you, please consider the rating and review our show! Scroll down to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast.
     
    What You’ll Hear In This Episode:
    The importance of creating relationship check-ins. 
    What is BTR.org, and what are the services they offer? 
    What is sexual coercion? 
    There are subtle types of threats in marriage that are often overlooked. 
    What if a partner is using pornography against the other partner’s wishes? 
    How does codependency relate to victims of betrayal, trauma and abuse? 
    Sexual coercion marriage is actually very common.
    How can we create healthy conversation about our sexual needs in relationships? 
    The importance of addressing the abuse first. 
    Why Does He Do That and The Verbally Abuse Relationship are two books that Anne recommends for more knowledge, along with BTR’s Living Free Workshop. 
     
    Disclaimer: The Love Fix Podcast content has been made available for informational, entertainment, and educational purposes only. The Love Fix Podcast is distinctly different from coaching, counseling, psychotherapy, or psychoanalysis and does not deal with the diagnosis or treatment of emotional problems. The Love Fix podcast does not constitute medical consultation or treatment, health insurance does not apply.
     

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Southern Gone ,

I love this show!

These ladies are the bomb! You can tell they are really passionate about what they are doing!! Keep up the great work!

Wildflowers and Sunshine ,

Love your laughs!

You both have such infectious laughs! Longer episodes please!

Volikos ,

My favorite weekly relationship podcast

I look forward to this Friday podcast as it’s a great little boost going into the weekend when you have those Saturday night dates on the calendar. As a guy, I find a lot of practical or useful information. The more we work on ourselves, the better we communicate and interact with each other, and every day life.

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