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Ep 183 – Building Trust

Laura is taking into a shoe on an uncomfortably long girl’s weekend while looking for age-appropriate clothes. Zach is using all his human resources.  They go on to discuss the 5 pillars of building trust in your relationship. 

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Ep 182 – Working Through Conflict | with Jayson Gaddis

Zach and Laura interview Jayson Gaddis, founder of The Relationship School and author of Getting to Zero: How to Work Through Conflict in Your High-Stakes Relationships. The conversation provides some new frameworks to think about the way you approach conflict in your relationship. 

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Ep 181 – Advance Skydiving Skills

Zach’s wife is a little concerned that his brain doesn’t work. He and Laura extend the skydiving conflict metaphor from episode 2 with some helpful insight into achieving intimacy. Join them live Oct 23-24 for The Gottman Institute’s Art and Science of Love.

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Ep 180 – Strong-Willed Tiny Humans | with Danielle Bettmann

Zach and Laura are recording from the same house, but different rooms as they interview Danielle Bettmann. Danielle is a parenting coach for those of us with “strong-willed small humans”. She shares how she got into her work and some wonderful resources for anyone doing the difficult and important work of parenting. You can find...

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Ep 179 – Types of Couples

Laura is figuring out carpooling. Zach is taking a break from exercise.  They discuss the different types of couples that come to therapy.

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Ep 178 – A.R.E. you there for your partner?

Laura helps Zach reminisce about his favorite bar that closed down a few years ago. Laura is thrilled about her sex ed.  Laura brings the topic of Emotionally Focused Therapy to discuss if you ARE there for your partner. 

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Ep 177 – Agreements

Zach is seeing his social media from a whole new perspective. Laura completed an epic backpacking trip.    They go on to discuss the importance of shared agreements in your marriage.   

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Ep 176 – Mailbag

After kicking it off with a couple of dad jokes, Zach and Laura get right into some questions from listeners. 

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Ep175 – David Wilcox

Zach and Laura have a wonderful interview with singer/songwriter David Wilcox. He shares what he has learned about life, love, and marriage through his journey of self-discovery and artistry.  This is a different format from the usual MTR episode, and well worth a listen.  Find Zach’s wife’s curated David Wilcox playlist on the MTR Instagram

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Ep 174 – A Shared Story

Zach vows not to get Laura anything for her birthday, but he might end up getting her a chessboard. Operation “Blue Check” continues in earnest. To help out, be sure to follow @marriagetherapyradioThey discuss how to handle conflict when you can’t agree on what the story even is. 

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