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

Episode 24: Theory Class 101 (Foundation of Love)

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Switching things up on the podcast this week! Welcome to Theory Class 101, where Celeste explains her theory on five aspects of the very FOUNDATION of any solid relationship. Rich, then, taking copious notes writes an original improvised love song during the course of the podcast and performs it at the end with his ukulele. Talent and good times abound. Show Notes My explanation of the 3 tiers of Marital Satisfaction here. Byron Katie’s Judge Your Neighbor Worksheet.   Add a Comment

Episode 23: Putting Your Partner on a Pedestal (“She’s So High”)

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Wait, this episode is about putting your partner on a pedestal? Isn’t it a good thing to think highly of your partner? To praise and cherish them? Yes of course it is. Unless by putting them up on a pedestal, you are putting yourself down in comparison. We discuss the dangers of hierarchy and pedestal placement as we offer some therapy to the song “She’s So High” by Tal Bachman today. And you know that Rich’s high falsetto is coming out full force in his karaoke re-make, which is always a good thing. Rich’s re-written lyrics: “My partner’s always shown… Read More

Episode 22: Shadow Work (“Baby One More Time”) Featuring Jana Spangler

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Last week we talked about confronting our own weaknesses and imperfections. But what about those weaknesses and imperfections that we don’t even know exist? Our own blind spots? How do we confront those? Enter shadow work. Jana Spangler is going to expertly walk us through some clues we have into the parts of ourselves we’re not always aware of that are holding us and our marriages back. We’re giving some therapy to the song “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears as a jumping off point for our conversation. And guaranteed Rich’s acapella remake will both impress you and delight… Read More

Episode 21: Self-Confront (“Hold the Line”) Show Notes

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What is the most important quality in a spouse? What were some of the qualities you were looking for in a partner when you were dating? Most of us were looking for someone who was attractive, smart, kind, funny. These are great qualities, but what is the MOST important? We are making the argument that the most important quality in a spouse is the ability to self-confront. Why? What does that look like? We are going to talk about that as we give some therapy to the song “Hold the Line” by Toto. Rich is going to make an important… Read More