Zach and Laura touch base real quick on the Coronavirus. Laura has a long run she’s preparing for. They announce some upcoming live virtual training for couples. A listener question regarding elevated heart rate prompts them to talk a bit more in depth about fight, flight, or freeze.
Zach is worn out from fighting with a woman (in his martial arts class). Laura is basking in the late winter sun. They discuss common dreams and particularly a dream Zach had about losing his teeth. Laura brings a listener’s question about how to deal with a spouse that does not want to hear your desires or wishes for their relationship.
Laura is heading to Hawaii and a little annoyed that her husband will be golfing every day. Zach is headed to Mexico and will be seeing his private magician again. They go on to discuss some of the things that can lead to a bad marriage.
Zach is away with his family so Laura is sharing a recording of a keynote she recently gave to door-to-door salespeople. These folks are highly committed to succeeding at work, but wanted some help knowing how to keep their relationships at home strong.
Zach just finished his taxes, has already spent his refund and is headed on vacation. Laura is working on her taxes… from a few years ago. Together they celebrate some of the milestones of Marriage Therapy Radio. Zach shares about completing his latest project, Marriage Therapy Journal.
Laura kicks us off with a dad joke. She and Zach go on to discuss desire and creating desire in your partner. This leads to the importance of date nights and intentional time set aside for the two of you.
They welcome Tyler Turk, CEO of Crated with Love. Tyler shares some compelling research results on the importance of date nights as well as what he has found to be the necessary ingredients of a date night that supports the goal of greater intimacy and connection.
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Zach is sporting a 14 year old girl’s headband. Laura shares about caring for aging parents. With guest Dr. Ari Tuckman hey go on to discuss the impacts of ADHD on your relationship
Zach’s 17 and 13 year old daughters join him for this week’s podcast. They discuss what it’s like to be a teen today and how parents can better connect and encourage them.
Zach and Laura recount their respective New Year’s Eve celebrations. Zach has a couple gripes and Laura isn’t quite sure about science. They go on to discuss a powerful practice that could reshape the way you relate with your partner. Putting into practice what there share in this episode would be a wonderful way to kick off the new year in a positive direction.
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