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Ep 286 – Just Friends

Zach and Laura had to restart the podcast because they were so scattered. Zach revisits a dad joke. Laura tells you why she travels with a vibrator. They move on to answer a lister question about how to think about and manage relationships with a viable alternative partner.  Sponsor:Visit for a free 30-day trial of...

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Ep 285 – The Sober Life with Courtney Anderson

Zach and Laura discuss getting and staying sober with Courtney Anderson. They share some personal stories as well as some tips for navigating sobriety in your relationship. Courtney is the author of Sober Vibes and offers a variety of support to women living the sober life. Sponsor: Visit with code MTR50 for 50%...

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Ep 284 – Apologizing

Zach is getting ready to head to Ireland after 3 years of planning and Laura is off to Tuscany. They talk a bit about the good things that can come from traveling with your partner. They transition to a topic Zach has on his mind: apologizing. 

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Ep 283 – Sexual Information

Laura is feeling a bit of a vulnerability hangover from the last episode. But that doesn’t stop her from opening up about some ways that she is enlivening her sex life. She leads Zach in discussing various resources you can use to grow your sexual intimacy. Sponsor: Visit for a free 30 day trial...

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Ep 282 – Your Deeper Story

Zach and Laura interview Chris Bruno and Tracy Johson of ReStory about their work taking both individuals and couples into deeper work about how their past stories inform their present and future. Be sure to check out their work at and snag their free resource Thrive Dates

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Ep 281 – Feeling all the Feels

Laura is flooded with emotion and wants to figure out how not to bottle her feelings. Zach is also feeling some big feelings.  This leads them into a conversation about the importance of connecting with your feeling and increasing your understanding of how to deal with them. 

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Ep 280 – Becoming a Couples Therapist

Laura has a twitchy eye. Zach remembers his favorite movie, but more important, just finished a year-long certification.  They discuss a listener’s question about how Zach and Laura got into couples counseling as a profession. It leads to some fun personal stories about their journeys and hopefully provides some insight into the process for anyone looking to pursue...

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Ep 279 – Make Up Stories

Laura thinks she may have broken her ankle, but is maybe more bothered by her unshaven legs. Zach is courting some guests for the podcast in very creative ways.  They discuss how so much of life is a made-up story and the power you have to transform your relationship by deciding to make up some...

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Ep 278 – After the Argument with the Freemans

Zach and Laura discuss what to do after the argument with Jocelyn and Aaron Freeman. You can read more about the Freeman’s work and their resources at

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Ep 277 – The New Work

Laura is still moving out of her house and cutting back on the scope of the remodel.  Zach asks how couples can appreciate the relational dynamics that got them to where they are today while releasing those habits to form new practices to serve their current relationship goals better. 

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