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Ep 56 Are you Lovable?

This week Zach is digging out of a snow storm and hoping the kids get back to school soon, while Laura’s mom is LOVING here snow days. Laura has to offer an apology to a listener and friend. They go on to discuss the importance of remembering the shared goal of your relationship especially in the midst of tension and conflict. The provide some vital tips to ending the negative cycles and setting you and your partner on a path of loving and being lovable. 

Ep 55 Defensiveness

A snow day is gave Zach the opportunity to introduce his kids to the wonders of Monty Python. Laura is NOT finding it funny and is more than a little frustrated with someone canceling their plans. They go on to discuss how to manage criticism and defensiveness.

Ep 54 Sexual Desire

Zach and Laura discuss their preferred work attire when meeting with remote clients. Zach is looking for something to look forward to so Laura invites him and the family to Salt Lake (just don’t ask her what to do for fun there after 8pm).   They go on to discuss how to navigate the natural misalignment of sexual desire (and arousal) in your relationship. They share some great practical insights into how build anticipation and desire. 

Ep 53 When one partner is leaning out

Laura is feeling a bit grouchy, but rising to the occasion. Zach shares his secret for loving every Christmas gift he ever receives. They go on to discuss the dilemma when one partner leaning out of the relationship. 

Ep 52 Marriage Hacks

Zach and Laura celebrate one years worth of weekly podcasts. Laura can’t leave the house as she cares for a new puppy. Zach is sending his daughter off to LA by herself. They go on to share ways you can improve your marriage even without needing your partners involvement. You will find some helpful tips that can transform your relationship.

Ep 51 New Year’s Intentions

Zach and Laura kick off the new year reflecting on the importance of intentions.  

Ep 50 Sex

Laura’s dog gets a name. Zach is grieving that loss of an important part of his life. They go on to discuss how to navigate differing points of view on how frequently a couple should be having sex. 

Ep 49 Happy Festivus

Zach has had a busy day with clients. Laura spent some of her day upside down, and she wrote a joke. They discuss their holiday traditions and importance of ritual in every relationship.

here is the story Zach references at the end of the episode.

Ep 48 Couples on the Brink

Zach and Laura is getting excited for the new year and closing in on episode 52, one full year of weekly podcasts. Zach shared a winter dad joke. A Greek myth leads them into a dynamic conversation about couples in deep conflict.

Ep 47 Dealing with Resentment

Zach and Laura start the show with a bit of a disagreement about punctuality. Zach shares that his daughter is in a new TV show debuting next year. Laura is training for a 1/2 marathon so Zach teaches her about fartlek. They go on to help a listener struggling with resentment in their relationship.

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