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Ep 234 – Catching Up

Laura needs some alone time after a trip to Hawaii to, potentially illegally, spread ashes. Zach completes a marathon – counseling session. His corn dish was not the hit of the Iron Chef party.  They spend some time catching up and sharing what they are learning about themselves and their clients.  Sponsors: Go to

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Ep 233 – Listener Questions

Laura drops her kid off for the first day of school. Zach’s kid got a piercing. They recap the fantasy draft.  They answer some listener questions.  Sponsors: Visit to find patient-reviewed doctors in your area.  Visit and enter code MTR for 15% off products for pleasure, intimacy, and connection.

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Ep 232 – Getting it Right

Laura shares her candle and melatonin routine. Zach is treating his potential COVID with ginger ale.  They go on to discuss the characteristics of couples that are firing on all cylinders. 

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Ep 231 – Gamify your Relationship

Zach is setting up an MTR fantasy football league. Laura continues her triathlon training.  They discuss how getting what you want out of the relationship can involve giving as much as you can.  Sponsor: Visit and use code MTR for 15% off your order. 

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Ep 230 – Forgiveness

Laura is getting a new puppy. Zach shares all of his orange knowledge.  Zach brings the topic of forgiveness. How we think about it, and how we do it.

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Ep 229 – Atomic Habits

Laura got stranded in the middle of a lake. Zach is thirsty for that sweet blue check. They discuss a book that Laura has been reading in a book club and Zach’s wife has been reading for work; Atomic Habits by James Clear. They tease out some key ways habit building can grow your relationship.  Sponsors: Visit to find...

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Ep 228 – Men Stepping Up in Community with Larry Hagner

Zach and Laura welcome Larry Hagner, founder of The Dad Edge. They discuss how men can support each other to be better husbands, fathers, and leaders.  Sponsor: Visit and enter code MTR for 15% off products for pleasure, intimacy, and connection. Visit and get 20% off + Free Shipping with code MTR20

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Ep 227 – Rock Paper Scissors

Zach and Laura call out some listeners who have responded recently. Laura is headed on ANOTHER vacation and has to coordinate kid care.  This leads them to discuss what to do when you and your partner want different things. What is the best way to navigate that difference without turning it into a conflict. 

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Ep 226 – Shawn and Andrew join Zach and Laura to discuss couple things

Zach and Laura welcome Shawn and Andrew from Couple Things Podcast to discuss conflict, repair, sex, and clothes.  It is a very fun, free-flowing conversation with a ton of insights for our most important relationships.  Sponsor:  Visit for 50% off your first order of pediatrician-approved superpowered chewable vitamins.

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Ep 225 – Mailbag

Zach shares his reaction to a dog jumping on his lap. Laura’s son has a riddle for us all. Zach was a bit troubled totally disconnecting from work while on vacation.  They go on to field some listener questions.  Sponsors: Go to and use code mtr135 to get $135 off across five boxes—and your...

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