Month: February 2021

Ep 152 – Happy with Baby with Catherine O’Brien

Laura is flying solo this week as Zach is away. She gets to interview Catherine O’Brien author of Happy with Baby about ways to protect the relationship when you add a baby to the mix. 

Learn more about Catherin at her website Happy with Baby.

Ep 151 – Let’s Talk about Valentine’s Day

Zach kicks us off with some jokes. Laura is the gift-giving master. This leads them into a discussion about the importance of Valentine’s Day and what it represents. 

We know, Valentine’s Day is over, and this is a valuable discussion any day of the year. 

Ep 150 – Enduring Vulnerabilities

Zach is loving Marriage Therapy Radio. Laura cashed in on Gamestop. They go on to discuss how the vulnerabilities that get triggered in our relationships can be understood and navigated. 

Ep 149 – 10 Rules of Good Communication

Laura is prepping for some glamping. Zach hired an actor to play himself.

They go on to discuss Dan Wile’s 10 Rules of Good Communication from his book After the Honeymoon: How Conflict Can Improve your Relationship.

  • Communication Rule 1. Make “I” Statements not “You” Statements.
  • Communication Rule 2: Don’t Say “Always” or “Never”
  • Communication Rule 3: Don’t interrupt your partner
  • Communication Rule 4: Paraphrase what your partner just said
  • Communication Rule 5: Don’t Mind-Read
  • Communication Rule 6: Stick to One Complaint
  • Communication Rule 7: Don’t Dig Up Old Grievances
  • Communication Rule 8: Don’t Get Sidetracked Arguing Over Irrelevant Details
  • Communication Rule 9: Don’t Label, Name-Call, Use Sarcasm, or Threaten to End the Relationship
  • Communication Rule 10: Don’t Dump Out Stored-Up Complaints

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