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Ep 309 – ADHD in Marriage with Melissa Orlov

Zach and Laura are both seeing ADHD be raised as a topic, if not an issue, in their practices. So they are delighted to get to sit down with Melissa Orlov to learn how to address its impact on a marriage. Melissa is a leading expert on the impacts of ADHD on marriage and relationships,...

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Ep 308 – Peel the Orange

Zach shares his impressive home improvement skills. Laura is grateful for a listener’s support. They discuss a recent TikTok trend that may have a greater impact on a relationship than many understand. Sponsor: Target the root cause of aging with OneSkin. Get 15% off by using code MTR at

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Ep 307 – The Ingredients of Love with Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD

Zach has an engaging conversation with Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh about her research and new book Love by Design. Laura is off this week. They discuss the 6 ingredients to build lasting love. You can learn more about Dr. Nasserzadeh’s work and order her book at  Sponsor: Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your...

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Ep 306 – Marital Collusion

Zach is a bit annoyed with his auto dealer. Laura is downsizing her car to a much bigger vehicle. They go on to discuss the importance of positive collusion with your partner to better yourself and your relationship. They offer a number of personal examples as well as some tips and tricks to see growth...

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Ep 305 – Vulnerability and Intimacy with Dr. Jessica Higgins

Zach and Laura welcome Dr. Jessica Higgins to the podcast. They discuss the importance of acknowledging and expressing emotions, modeling vulnerability, and using language that promotes curiosity and understanding in communication. They emphasize the need to slow down, bring awareness to interpretations, and create space for regulating emotions during interactions. Learn more about Dr. Higgins...

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Ep 304 – Making Sense

Zach and Laura discuss the role of Wordle in their lives. Laura had a fun conversation with her kid after he walked in on her and her husband.  In a roundabout way, this reminds Zach of a tool he’s been using in his practice to help couples make meaning of their decisions and experiences.  Sponsor: Identify...

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Ep 303 – Feeling Stuck

Zach and Laura discuss their New Year’s goals. They reflect on a kind listener’s email offering some critique. In the spirit of new beginnings, they offer a ton of insight into what to do when you are feeling stuck or you feel like your partner is keeping you stuck. Sponsor:Paired. Download the PAIRED app at

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Ep 302 – Anger Resolution with Dr. Nick Sotelo

Zach and Laura hear from Dr. Nick Sotelo about his work helping men manage their anger. Nick has a fascinating background that gives him a unique perspective on unmanaged anger. He has developed many helpful resources for men to address this in their lives. Sponsor: Visit and enter code 49MTR to get started for as low...

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Ep 301 – Happy New Year

Laura wasn’t really feeling the Christmas spirit this year.  Zach started his Christmas morning around 11. Laura accidentally stole half of a sign.  They reflect together on Christmas cards and how to be authentic but also remind each other that we are OK.  They talk a bit about broken hearts and early relationships and spend time reflecting on this...

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Ep 300 – Fondness and Admiration

Zach and Laura reflect a bit on making it to 300 hundred episodes and what they hope listeners have gained along the way. Zach tells Laura how he has learned from her in the different way that she approaches thinking and talking about sharing fondness and admiration. It leads to a great conversation about how...

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