134 episodes

We all know relationships takes work, but what is that work, and how do we do it? Reformed divorce lawyer Erik Newton explores these questions and many more in a series of intimate and honest interviews with real couples.

Together. A Podcast About Relationships Erik Newton and Together.Guide

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 94 Ratings

We all know relationships takes work, but what is that work, and how do we do it? Reformed divorce lawyer Erik Newton explores these questions and many more in a series of intimate and honest interviews with real couples.

    Shop Talk

    Shop Talk

    Our guest today is Andy Horning from the Elephant Talk podcast. Andy is a fascinating guy – he's two kids and over 13 years into his second marriage, he's been a couple's therapist for more than 15 years, and he's a course leader for the Hoffman Institute. In this episode we talk about everything from pain and loss to how your relationship is your greatest meditation. 
     
    If you'd like to learn more about Andy, you can find him at his website: https://www.elephanttalk.org/ – definitely check out his podcast. If you love Together, you'll love Elephant Talk.
     
    If you'd like to support our program, you can do that at patreon.com/together. Thank you!
    If you’ve got questions or comments, or if you just want to connect, you can find on social media.
    Our facebook page is facebook.com/togethershow
    Twitter and instagram are both @together_show, 
    My personal twitter handle is @newtonlaw,
    And you can always email me at host@together.guide
    The music in today’s episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, and you can find them at sessions.blue.
    The show is produced & edited by Charlene Goto with Go-To Productions. 
     

     

    • 34 min
    Season Opener: The Seminar Trap

    Season Opener: The Seminar Trap

    First some updates:
    Aubrie and I eloped on New Years day! (Details inclusive). I’m now the COO of a software startup in San Francisco (Urbit.org). Loving this! This might be the last season of Together. We’ll figure it out as we go! Now to our guests!
    Linda and Charlie Bloom have been a mainstay of the relationship seminar business for decades, but the seminar experience almost ruined their marriage. We get to hear how they managed and what they learned. It’s a fun episode with a very sweet couple. Let me know what you think!
    If you’d like to learn more about Charlie and Linda Bloom, you can find their website at http://bloomwork.com/
    Their latest book, That Which Doesn’t Kill Us, is available on their website, and of course at Amazon. 
    If you want to support our program, you can do that at patreon.com/together. Thank you!
    If you’ve got questions or comments, or if you just want to connect, you can find on social media.
    Our facebook page is facebook.com/togethershow
    Twitter and instagram are both @together_show, 
    My personal twitter handle is @newtonlaw,
    And you can always email me at host@together.guide
    The music in today’s episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, and you can find them at sessions.blue.
    Show is produced & edited by Charlene Goto with Go-To Productions

    • 37 min
    Season Ender: The Badass Fat Ass

    Season Ender: The Badass Fat Ass

    Today’s Episode – number 131 – is the last episode of season two, which means we’re off for the summer! We’ll be back in September with more interviews!
    Our guest today, Rachel Dwight is a self described super fat, queer, transgender, disabled superhero. And I’ll add that they’re a force of nature as well! We discuss all of those identities, and we cover a fundamental truth we should all internalize: everyone is entitled to pleasure, no matter their body type.
    Check out Rachel’s amazing blog: theBadAssFatAss.com. You can also support Rachel’s work at their patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/BadassFatass
    In other news, I’ve agreed to take on a very small number of couples to help them prepare for long term commitment. I don't have a lot of spaces for this, but if you’d like to hear more about that program, reach out to me via email, or the contact page on our website.
    Our facebook page is facebook.com/togethershow
    Twitter and instagram are both @together_show,
    And you can always email me at host@together.guide
    The music in today’s episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, and you can find them at sessions.blue.

    • 37 min
    From Shame To Intimacy - Megan and Brave

    From Shame To Intimacy - Megan and Brave

    Today’s conversation is about shame and how we can use it to explore the darker corners of our relationships. Our guests today, Megan and Brave have done some very useful work in this area - and specifically on what they refer to as “male shame.” Listen in to hear what they mean by that!
    I’ve you’d like to learn more about Megan and Brave, check out their website: https://www.thealchemyofwe.com/ - these two do some fantastic relationship coaching both on the individual and group levels, so check it out.
    We’ve only got one more episodes in season two of Together, and then I’m taking a break. More about changes and upcoming improvements to the show in that last episode, so stay tuned.
    Don’t forget to check out our sponsors today: The Date/Able podcast. You can find them at dateablepodcast.com.
    If you liked what you heard today, please do subscribe. It’s not free to produce this show, and I would absolutely love your support. You can support our show by going to patreon.com/together
    If you’ve got questions or comments, or if you just want to connect, you can find on social media.
    Our facebook page is facebook.com/togethershow
    Twitter and instagram are both @together_show,
    And you can always email me at host@together.guide
    The music in today’s episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, and you can find them at sessions.blue.

    • 33 min
    Catholic Swingers – It's Definitely A Thing

    Catholic Swingers – It's Definitely A Thing

    Today's episode is about a couple you would never expect might have a secret life. Penn and Page, our guests today, grew up Catholic, married young, had six kids, and were perfectly content living a predictable life, until one day Penn had an idea...
     
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    If you’d like to learn more about Penn and Page, you can find their podcast - Swinger Diaries on iTunes or any podcast player, and you can find their website at https://swingerdiaries.wordpress.com/
    If you liked what you heard today, please do subscribe. It’s not free to produce this show, and I would absolutely love your support. You can support our show by going to patreon.com/together
    If you’ve got questions or comments, or if you just want to connect, you can find on social media.
    Our facebook page is facebook.com/togethershow
    Twitter and instagram are both @together_show,
    And you can always email me at host@together.guide
     
    The music in today’s episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, and you can find them at sessions.blue.
     

    • 37 min
    Emotional Labor

    Emotional Labor

    A cultural conversation has been simmering recently about the concept of emotional labor.  It’s a critical conversation to our relationships, but not many of us know what it means. Today on the podcast, we learn all about what it is, and what to do about it from our guests, Gemma and Rob Hartley.
    Gemma is a well known journalist, and recently wrote an article for Harpers about emotional labor that went viral. To learn more about Gemma and her writings, check out her website: gemmahartley.com. She has a forthcoming book about emotional labor due out in the fall of 2018. You find information about the book on her site.
    If you liked what you heard today, please do subscribe. It’s not free to produce this show, and I would absolutely love your support. You can support our show by going to patreon.com/together.
    If you’ve got questions or comments, or if you just want to connect, you can find on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or email me at host@together.guide.
    The music in today’s episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, and you can find them at sessions.blue.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

Beaharnois ,

Very Insightful

Love your interviews and the knowledge you share. Can you please share any advices or success stories of marriages where partners have a big age gap (over 25 years difference). How other couples find compatibility, intimacy and make the marriage work when the age difference is a challenge. Thank you!

LeftyinBoulder ,

Best discovery of 2018

Eric knows how to pull the best out of his guests and the information he gleans may change your life.

Natewang19 ,

Relationships take work, so do podcasts....

Erik does an incredible job of illustrating the great results that can come on both fronts when you put in the right kind of work. Super talented interviewer, unafraid to tackle squirmy topics in a tactful and honest way that draws out the vulnerability in people and draws the listener in. It's clear that he cares a lot - about the topic, the guests and the show. Loving that it's in the 2nd season and can't wait to hear what's next.

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