Episode 28: Armor (“Cold As Ice”) Featuring Jaime Wilkins

Brene Brown armor

  We may think that fear lies at the heart of many relationship problems, but Brene Brown teaches that all successful relationships have fear- fear of change, fear of not being enough, fear of rejection. What destroys relationships isn’t fear, but the ARMOR we put on to try to protect ourselves from the fear. In today’s episode we interview life coach Jaime Wilkins who talks about two common forms of armor: perfectionism and numbing our emotions. The song “Cold As Ice” by Foreigner talks all about numbing, so we give it some therapy. Rich makes it much better.  Show Notes:… Read More

Episode 27 Theory Class 102: Managing Expectations Show Notes

Managing Expectations podcast

Class is in session again! It’s Theory Class 102, where Celeste builds off of Theory Class 101 (Episode 24) in describing foundational aspects of solid relationships. Today we are talking about tier two of a satisfying marriage: managing (and often letting go of) expectations. Specifically Celeste will go into 4 areas to manage your mindset in your marriage. Rich is taking notes and, live during the episode, writes lyrics to an original love song with a country twang, (‘Grow Together’).  Enjoy! Celeste’s Pyramid of Marital Health:     Add a Comment

Episode 26: Kids Over Marriage (“There Goes My Life”) Ft. Becky Squire Show Notes

kids over marriage

  Two firsts in Marriage Theraoke history today: 1. We tackling children (the topic, not actual children) and 2. We are tackling country music! First up, children. Ideally, there would never be any conflict between our children and our marriage and everyone would get along in blissful harmony. In reality, our children CAN and often do put a wedge in our marriages. Either by prioritizing them above our marriage, disagreeing about parenting or just plain busyness and exhaustion. Today we are talking about putting our marriage first with our guest Becky Squire! And you better believe Rich harnesses his inner… Read More

Episode 25: Honoring Dreams (“A Million Dreams”) Featuring Laura Heck

honoring dreams

Someone once asked renowned marriage expert Dr. John Gottman what was one thing they could do RIGHT NOW that would have the biggest impact on their marriage. His answer? Honor your partner’s dreams. First we have to know what those are, then honor them. Today we are thrilled to talk with marriage therapist and Gottman expert Laura Heck, who walks us through the good, better, best of honoring our partner’s dreams. And Rich’s re-make of The Greatest Showman’s A Million Dreams legitimately made Celeste cry. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, it hopefully spurs a meaningful conversation with… Read More

100 Love Note Prompts (Best Gift Ever!)

Love Note Prompts: Best list of love letter prompts on the internet! Best anniversary, birthday or Christmas gift Ever!

Best list of love note prompts on the Internet! Guaranteed to fill your partner’s love tank. A few years ago, Rich spent two months in Brazil for work. Since we had two little kids (and I was pregnant!) and alone, our connection normally would have taken a big hit during this time. Rich was busy and stressed with the responsibility of getting all his experiments to work in rural conditions. I was busy and stressed with a one year old and a three year old. But despite the busyness, despite the stress we both felt, this two-month was a period… Read More