Episode 20: Being Present (“Wonderful Tonight” and “One Foot”)

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Rich and Celeste take another break from poo-pooing love songs to celebrate ones that do it right! It’s The Good Ones Part 4. Rich talks about the importance of being present in the moment and taking a little time to stop and appreciate things as we listen to “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton. Celeste breaks out the Brene Brown buzzer again by talking about braving the wilderness in your relationship as we listen to “One Foot” by Walk the Moon. No other way to do it than putting one foot in front of the other and taking things one step… Read More

Episode 19: High Desire Partner (“I Want You to Want Me”) Featuring Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

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Every aspect of marriage has a high desire partner and a low desire partner. Whether it is how clean the house is, how strict the budget is or how often you have sex, one partner will desire those things more than the other. This Valentine’s week, we are focusing on the high desire partner in a sexual relationship. This can be a tricky position to be in because you can feel very stuck and powerless to improve your situation. Manipulating, coercing, and pressuring may get you what you want in the short term, but have lots of negative consequences in… Read More

Episode 18: The Drama Triangle (“Fix You”) Featuring Tammy Jones and Debbie Reid

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Do you ever find yourself reacting to your partner in a moment of strong emotion? Obviously, yes – this happens to all of us. But you may not know that, in situations like that, you may find yourself unwittingly in the middle of Karpman’s Drama Triangle! What is that you ask? It’s a way of looking at negative roles we can embody during strong, negative interactions (“drama”). The Drama Triangle roles include being The Victim (“You/Everyone is doing this to me!”) The Persecutor (“Oh yeah? %*@#@ you!!”) or The Rescuer (“Let me fix you, because it’ll make ME feel better!”).… Read More

Episode 17: Narcissism (“You’re So Vain”) Featuring Tony Overbay

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While everyone’s spouse is selfish from time to time, it can be a whole different ballgame to be married to someone with a narcissistic personality disorder. Clinical narcissism is characterized by a preoccupation with self, sense of entitlement, lack of empathy, inability to confront faults, need for admiration, and objectifying others. What to do if this describes your spouse? I have no idea, but thankfully Tony Overbay does! As an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, he walks us through the dos and don’ts of being married to a narcissist. Tony has his own therapy podcast called The Virtual Couch and… Read More

Episode 16: New Years (“Good Morning” and “You Gotta Be”) Show Notes

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“Baby, It’s a brand new day.” So sings Max Frost in his song, “Good Morning.” And so tells Celeste to herself everyday. The important thing to remember about new year’s resolutions is that when you mess up, tomorrow is a new day. You have the potential to start over everyday. Both on your goals and in your relationship. Our past selves need not define our future selves. In today’s good ones episode we highlight helpful goal advice in the songs “Good Morning” and “You Gotta Be” as Rich and Celeste dish out their best advice for keeping up with goals… Read More