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You’re not satisfied with your marriage. You’re afraid of ending up alone--but married. Or maybe you fear losing your marriage entirely. Look, we know how tough marriage can be but, like you, we believe marriage should be forever. Many have told us that these weekly shows have helped them to create a marriage they love today and they’re going to treasure for a lifetime. You can see their comments in our reviews. Listen, you don’t have to be unhappy in your marriage. Or alone. Or even considering divorce. Start your marriage towards enjoyment and security today: first, subscribe to our podcast. Second, get our worksheets and other bonus content via Patreon. Third, build a thriving, passionate marriage! Who are we? Caleb has his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and brings you solid, research-based marriage advice once a week through this show. Verlynda keeps his two feet firmly planted on planet Earth! Together, we bring you The Marriage Podcast for Smart People from OnlyYouForever.com.

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With over 1,000,000 downloads...we have the research, the truth, and the answers you're looking for.



You’re not satisfied with your marriage. You’re afraid of ending up alone--but married. Or maybe you fear losing your marriage entirely. Look, we know how tough marriage can be but, like you, we believe marriage should be forever. Many have told us that these weekly shows have helped them to create a marriage they love today and they’re going to treasure for a lifetime. You can see their comments in our reviews. Listen, you don’t have to be unhappy in your marriage. Or alone. Or even considering divorce. Start your marriage towards enjoyment and security today: first, subscribe to our podcast. Second, get our worksheets and other bonus content via Patreon. Third, build a thriving, passionate marriage! Who are we? Caleb has his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and brings you solid, research-based marriage advice once a week through this show. Verlynda keeps his two feet firmly planted on planet Earth! Together, we bring you The Marriage Podcast for Smart People from OnlyYouForever.com.

    When Family Visits Are Traumatic

    When Family Visits Are Traumatic

    Family visits can be a time of enjoying spending time with loved ones. But this is not the case for everyone. For some people, family visits are difficult or traumatic because of a toxic relationship with a family member. If you find yourself in this situation, there are tactics that you can use to create boundaries and make family visits easier, and hopefully more enjoyable for you and your family.



    This episode of the podcast includes helpful tips on how to prepare for family visits, what to do if you find yourself getting triggered during a family visit, and how to take care of yourself afterward. Learning to set healthy boundaries and manage difficult relationships can help you and your family enjoy visiting relatives more, rather than dreading family visits.

    • 22 min
    Is Your Spouse Taking You For Granted?

    Is Your Spouse Taking You For Granted?

    Do you feel like your spouse expects you to sacrifice your wants and desires for theirs? If so, be sure to listen to this episode of the podcast to learn what you can do to avoid making yourself vulnerable to being taken for granted by your spouse.



    While being taken for granted depends partially on your spouse, there are also certain tendencies that make you more vulnerable to it. This episode examines the complications that can come with different views on gender roles within marriage, as well as people pleasing and codependent personalities. It also explores both how these tendencies are formed, as well as what to do in order to grow in independence.



    Growing out of set patterns and ways of thinking that you have had for a long time can be challenging. This episode proves sound, research-based advice on how to work on yourself and grow as an individual in order to improve your relationship with your spouse.

    • 33 min
    Why You May Be Experiencing Pain During Sex (for Wives)

    Why You May Be Experiencing Pain During Sex (for Wives)

    Research shows that about 7% of women experience pain during sex. Whether this is a short-term or long-term problem, pain may make sex less enjoyable, and may even create tension between you and your partner. The good news is, there are solutions to many common causes of pain during sex.



    This episode covers a number of common physical and psychological causes of pain during sex, and offers advice on what to do about them. Whether it’s seeing a doctor for the right prescription, seeing a therapist, doing some physical exercises, or simply talking to your partner about some of your fears and anxieties, there are many different solutions to the problems that are often underlying the pain. This episode provides practical, research-based advice on the different things you can do to experience less pain and making sex a more enjoyable experience for you and your spouse.

    • 22 min
    Betrayed By Your Wife? 5 Things You Need to Do

    Betrayed By Your Wife? 5 Things You Need to Do

    Betrayal trauma can leave a spouse feeling deeply hurt, or even blaming themselves for their wife’s betrayal. It’s important to understand that feeling hurt and grieving over the betrayal are normal, and that healing can take time.



    Betrayal impacts men differently from women, and it can be a difficult thing for them to talk about and process. This episode of the podcast offers five tips on how to work through betrayal trauma by acknowledging the hurt and taking time to heal, as well as working on issues in your marriage and establishing good communication patterns.

    • 26 min
    Why You Need To Touch Your Spouse More

    Why You Need To Touch Your Spouse More

    This episode offers a well-researched perspective on the importance of physical touch in marriage. Physical touch can take many forms. Some forms are sexual, but others are simply ways to communicate warmth and care to your spouse.



    Touch is also a powerful way to bond emotionally and feel more connected to your spouse. Physical affection has even been linked to a number of health benefits, including benefits to cardiovascular health and blood pressure



    Physical affection comes more naturally to some people than others. Regardless of whether you are a naturally physically affectionate person or not, this episode discusses the importance of touch, and the different ways that you can show your spouse physical affection, whether that’s through small, simple gestures, or longer, more intimate hugging.

    • 22 min
    How Retirement Affects Marriage

    How Retirement Affects Marriage

    If you are moving into the retirement stage of life or have already retired, you may find that transitioning into retirement is putting stress on your marriage. Retirement can be a time to relax and enjoy life with your spouse without the responsibility of work or raising children. Retirement can also come with new challenges as you and your spouse transition into a new stage of life. You and your spouse are suddenly faced with the questions of how you will plan for the retirement years, what you will do your time, and how all of the changes will affect your relationship. There are a lot of changes to adjust to when you transition into retirement.



    This episode offers helpful tips on ways that you can navigate the transition into retirement together. Whether it’s taking up a hobby you can do together, finding a common goal you can work towards, or just working on your patterns of communication now that you are spending a lot of time together, there are many ways that you can strengthen your marriage and grow in your relationship with your spouse. Whether you find yourself celebrating the chance to spend the retirement years together or struggling with the challenges of adjusting to retirement, it is helpful to learn about how retirement can impact your marriage, and what you can do to grow closer together as a couple in the retirement years.

    • 22 min

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