Laura loves to pack and Zach fixed his flashlight. They go on to tackle a tough listener question about managing differences when your partner has gone through tremendous changes.
Laura is headed to Iceland. When Zach’s magician changes plans he decides instead to compete in a triathlon. (You read that sentence correctly) Although a triathlon is not a team sport, today Zach and Laura are discussing the concept of being on the same team as your partner.
Laura’s love for speedos get her in trouble with the grammar police. Zach’s gets called out on church attendance by his pastor. They go on to share great tips for creating the right context for great conversations to happen in your marriage.
Laura is focused and taking action. Zach is going to make the magic happen, but not in the way you are thinking right now. Zach then shares some insights and reflections from a book he recently “read”. He and Laura reflect on their own marriages and the purpose they have seen in the marriages of their clients. This episode will give you a lot to think about and leave you grateful that you get to chose your own path.
Laura is flying solo in this episode. She shares with us how important is it to stretch ourselves by stepping outside our comfort zones. Although we may recognize this to be true personally and professionally, it is also very important relationally. Laura give some great practical examples of how to do this while sharing some of her personal goals and experiences.
Zach is a good son and surprises his mom on her birthday. Laura extols the unintended benefits of anesthesia. They each discuss their love for and struggles with Hamilton which leads them to the difficult topic of betrayal and loss of trust. Sharing examples from their experience as well as their studies, Zach and Laura give insight into tricky dynamics at play in loosing and regaining trust in a relationship.
Spring has arrived for Laura. Zach is still stuck in second winter in Seattle. They discuss Easter traditions and Costco scalloped potatoes. Sparked by a listeners email they revisit the emotional bank account and the importance of knowing the currency your partner needs in to keep a positive balance.
Laura struggles with technology. Zach compares and contrasts Kim Kardashian and Brene Brown. They then present some important research and personal findings regarding the power of increased emotional intelligence on your relationship.
We learn that both Zach and Laura’s have some well honed eavesdropping skills. There’s some brief talk of bodily function in the first couple minutes, but they quickly move on to share some important thoughts about the impact of money on your relationship.