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Ah, wedded bliss! The charming melodies of your partner chewing, every dirty dish stacked to perfection, passionate dialogue that is definitely NOT yelling! Real-life couple, Emily & Nathan explore the mirth and the myths of long term relationships.

Twice as Less Not Perfect: A Messy Marriage Podcast Nathan & Emily

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Ah, wedded bliss! The charming melodies of your partner chewing, every dirty dish stacked to perfection, passionate dialogue that is definitely NOT yelling! Real-life couple, Emily & Nathan explore the mirth and the myths of long term relationships.

    You've Got Personality

    You've Got Personality

    If you're like us, you love taking silly Facebook quizzes that tell you which Hogwarts House you belong to. (We're proof that a Gryffindor and Slytherin can make it work!) But this week we take it to a whole other level with the Myers Briggs test from 16Personalities.com

    We dive into what makes us tic, how annoying it is to have a computer call you out for your worst traits, and how it affects our relationship. Does the test have our number or is it way off, and even more importantly, what can we do when we're not happy with our results? How much can you change your personality, when parts of it can be detrimental to your personal growth, your relationship, and your parenting style?

    Take the test and let us know what you learn about your personality.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Fatherhood Freakout!

    Fatherhood Freakout!

    In this week's episode, Emily asks Nate all about what it's like to be the other guy. Ya know, the anchor, the support person, the often overlooked partner in the pregnancy duo.

    What's it like finding out you're going to be a parent?  Is sympathy pregnancy a real thing? And how does it feel knowing your partner is going through a total body transformation and and a potentially dangerous and (at it's easiest) a pretty traumatic and inevitable labor experience and there's not a damn thing you can do about it?

    We know all the attention is typically on Mom, so this week Nate is here to give us the down and dirty on what it feels like to become a Dad!

    Check out this awesome article, The Science of How Fatherhood Transforms You from todaysparent.com

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Cheers for 10 Years: The Anniversary Episode

    Cheers for 10 Years: The Anniversary Episode

    Well we did it y'all. 10 trips around the sun with each other. 5,256,000 Minutes (That's Ten Rent's of marriage!

    Nate & Emily sit down on their anniversary and revisit what the last 10 years has taught them, how is has surprised and challenged them.

    They open up about how it was nothing like they anticipated, yet richer than they could have ever anticipated. As they close out this chapter of their marriage and prepare to enter the next as parents, they reflect on what the last year has taught them.

    They also celebrate a year of "Twice as Less Not Perfect". As a tribute to that first episode,  where they read their vows and thought about what had changed, they up the ante and rewrite their vows for the next ten years.

    A big thanks to all the listeners who joined us for the journey. 

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    • 56 min
    The Babymoon Bonanza Episode!

    The Babymoon Bonanza Episode!

    This week Emily & Nate recount the adventure of their BabyMoon.  What is a BabyMoon? How does one do it? Well we’ve got answers apparently, because a registered OB in Key West chased us down the street to ask us all about it.

    The final trip as a duo is a great chance to reflect on where you’ve been as a couple and look forward to how the new addition to your family is going to change everything.

    All of that was great, but like  most things in marriage, it wasn’t without its messes.

    From coming out of quarantine, 3rd trimester symptoms, and finding themselves in the open waters of the Atlantic, their trip to the Florida Keys  was something they’ll never forget.

    Also, hear an update on our most recent ultrasound and find out how to drive your parents crazy by telling everyone in another state the gender of your baby, but not them.

    70 Days to go!

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    • 58 min
    Going the (Long) Distance

    Going the (Long) Distance

    The world is opening again and if you’re like us you’re feeling equal parts excitement and “did I really like being around people that much before?”

    Emily and Nate found themselves thrown back into  old patterns when Nate had to start flying for work again.

    From little things like forgetting how to pack, to larger issues like checking in promptly when your pregnant wife texts you, it was a week filled with nervousness, excitement, relief, angst and at least one of us crying while on a plane to Omaha.

    This week we talk about Going the Distance...the Long Distance in a relationship, that is.

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    • 53 min
    The Parent Trap

    The Parent Trap

    We all vow that we'll never become our parents, but if there's one thing that will bring it out of you, it's becoming parents yourself. This week, Emily & Nate dive into how their own upbringing has given them insight into how they would like to parent.

    Prompted by a great discussion of other parent's to be they talk about the wonderful things they want to pass on to their child from their families. On the flip side, they discuss the parental patterns they want to break. They also turn the lens on themselves and ask "What do I want to continue to do, and what do I want to take the opportunity to stop before an impressionable little one joins our clan?"

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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

24 Ratings

disciplesofchandler ,

Doing the Work

I was on the road for like 10 hours today, and so I binged all 9 episodes. What an amazing journey! Emily and Nate approach their relationship with compassion, grace, humor, forgiveness and understanding. But it’s all because of the work they’ve put in that makes it so gratifying. I certainly learned a lot about my own shortcomings in my most recent relationship. I look forward to sharing in their journey moving forward.

Sneedskier ,

Breaking Dishes

LOVED this episode and LOVE these two people! They haven’t been married for 50 years but they have 50 years worth of insight, thoughts and ideas about marriage.

KateBerrymin ,

Chemistry

Makes me want to hang out with them on a socially distanced porch with a mimosa and talk about marriage and relationships.

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