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I Do Podcast interviews today’s most successful and inspiring relationship experts, therapists and couples. Hosted by Chase and Sarah Kosterlitz, I Do Podcast is all about inspiring young couples to create a fulfilling and happy relationship. Our weekly podcast will give you great advice to improve your relationship and fun ways to keep the spark alive. Each episode we will interview amazing relationship experts who share their knowledge on building successful and lasting love. Our guests will provide daily tips to improve your relationship, advice for young couples, amazing books and resources and much more. Join us on our journey to create lasting love!

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I Do Podcast interviews today’s most successful and inspiring relationship experts, therapists and couples. Hosted by Chase and Sarah Kosterlitz, I Do Podcast is all about inspiring young couples to create a fulfilling and happy relationship. Our weekly podcast will give you great advice to improve your relationship and fun ways to keep the spark alive. Each episode we will interview amazing relationship experts who share their knowledge on building successful and lasting love. Our guests will provide daily tips to improve your relationship, advice for young couples, amazing books and resources and much more. Join us on our journey to create lasting love!

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Struggling…

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I have no one to communicate with, my husband isn’t empathetic! So I feel like you guys get me…thank you, it’s hard!

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I really have an entertained time listing to this podcast, it has been really helpful for me.

iTunes Ratings

1062 Ratings
Average Ratings
680
191
102
35
54

Struggling…

By Amanda12jamie! - Dec 29 2019
Read more
I have no one to communicate with, my husband isn’t empathetic! So I feel like you guys get me…thank you, it’s hard!

Great job guys

By JuliánGallo - Dec 11 2019
Read more
I really have an entertained time listing to this podcast, it has been really helpful for me.
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Relationship Advice

Latest release on Jan 10, 2020

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Rank #1: 194: Not Feeling Loved and Connected In Your Relationship?

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We all have a basic human desire to feel loved and connected to others. Our needs and expectations can often get projected onto our partner, and we may become disappointed when these needs aren't met. Listen to today's show to learn how to communicate better with your partner and get back that loving feeling!   In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • The big mistake individuals make when trying to get more love and connection with their partner.
  • Becoming aware of your expectations from your partner.
  • Establishing a clear need and proactively asking for it from your partner.
  • Creating habits to love our partners better.
  • And much more!

Dr. Samantha Smithstein is a clinical psychologist in San Francisco who specializes in relationships and intimacy and living your best life. She has been in practice for over 20 years.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/194

Sign up for our 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge here: 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge

Join our 5 Day Couples Appreciation Challenge here: idopodcast.com/appreciation

Do you want to hear more on this topic? Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! - Chase & Sarah

Apr 19 2019

50mins

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Rank #2: 104: Seven Dimensions of Successful Relationships

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Gal Szekely is the founder of The Couples Center, a rapidly growing hub for relationship counseling and education in San Francisco area. He is an adjunct faculty at CIIS and JFK universities where he teaches couples counseling and an instructor in the Hakomi experiential therapy method. His work is especially effective since it integrates mindfulness and the wisdom of the body-mind connection. Gal and his wife, Liron, lead popular weekend premarital workshop for couples called Love Made Simple.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Why commitment is the baseline and foundation of a relationship.
  • How intimacy can be created simply by putting your hand on your partners back and why this is so important.
  • Why individuality is an important component of a successful relationship.
  • How to create a win-win resolution to your relationship conflicts.
  • Actionable tips to create more passion in your relationship.
  • How to manage life together and work like a team.
  • Why growing together and becoming better people is so valuable to a relationship.
  • And much more!

14 Day Happy Couples Challenge starts next Wednesday, July 26th! Sign up at idopodcast.com.

Full Show Notes at http://idopodcast.com/104 Sponsors Talkspace: The online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential and convenient. Join over 500,000 people who have used Talkspace for online therapy with their licensed therapist. Get $30 off your first month when you visit Talkspace.com/IDO. Audible: Use the link below, and sign up for a free 30-day trial and one free audiobook download! You will have to enter your CC information, but you can just cancel the trial at the end of the month if you don’t like it and not pay a dime. There are a ton of great relationship audiobooks on Audible.com. Consider downloading The 5 Love Languages for your free download. Audibletrial.com/idopodcast If you love the show, please subscribe in iTunes and leave a review! It really helps, and allows us to keep bringing you these episodes each week! - Chase & Sarah

Jul 19 2017

54mins

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Rank #3: 70: 10 Signs You've Found The Right Partner

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 In today’s episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Loving your partner unconditionally.
  • The importance of respect in a relationship.
  • Creating boundaries for your relationship.
  • Considering what is best for 'us' and not 'I'.
  • Determining if your arguments are productive.
  • And much more!

Justin Stenstrom is a nationally acclaimed life coach, author, entrepreneur and speaker. He is the founder of EliteManMagazine.com and the host of the Elite Man Podcast and The Justin Stenstrom Show on iTunes. Once anxious, insecure, depressed and unhappy, Justin has overcome many of life's greatest obstacles and loves nothing more than helping others do the same!

I Do Podcast is also supported by:

Audible: Use the link below, and sign up for a free 30-day trial and one free audiobook download! You will have to enter your CC information, but you can just cancel the trial at the end of the month if you don’t like it and not pay a dime. There are a ton of great relationship audiobooks on Audible.com. Consider downloading The 5 Love Languages for your free download.

If you haven’t already subscribed to I Do Podcast and left us a review on iTunes, that helps us a ton as well Thanks! – Chase and Sarah

Dec 15 2016

41mins

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Rank #4: 186: How To Know If They're 'The One'

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The choice to spend your life with another individual is a big one. It's important to ask yourself certain questions to understand why you're in a relationship with a particular individual. Whether you're single, dating or married, today's show will help guide you toward a better relationship future.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Why the alignment of values is critical to a successful relationship.
  • How to make a clear partner choice without 'love chemicals' getting in the way.
  • Understanding how your partner manages conflict as a key determinant of a successful relationship.
  • The myth of the 'soulmate'.
  • How to engage in future oriented thinking for your relationship.
  • And much more!

Dr. Cassandra Bolar has a passion to see families flourish and thrive. For over 13 years, she has been engaged in community-based programming and research efforts that focus on improving outcomes for children and their families. Clinically, she is passionate about serving marital couples through therapy and relationship education, and has created the Marriage Head Start premarital curriculum.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/186

Sign up for our 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge here: 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge

Join our 5 Day Couples Appreciation Challenge here: idopodcast.com/appreciation

Do you want to hear more on this topic? Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! - Chase & Sarah

Feb 22 2019

39mins

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Rank #5: 223: Stop Arguing, Start Connecting

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No one wants to be wrong. Two individuals often feel they can't both be 'right' when resolving conflict. Learning to hold the needs and feeling of both partners at the same time is a key element to relationship success. Listen to today's show to learn how to stop arguing and take your relationship from 'me' to 'we'.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to prevent moments of disconnect from accumulating and creating a toxic relationship
  • Understanding that 'you don't know what you don't know' when it comes to what you need to work on in your relationship
  • Why we argue with our partner
  • How to empathize with your partner to move from 'me' to 'we'
  • Key promises to make your partner to take ownership of your relationship and move forward with positivity
  • And much more!

Maureen Hosier is a licensed psychologist, specializing in the troubled dynamics of individuals in their romantic relationships and in their family and work place relationships. Maureen and her sister, Berta Hosier Conger, co-authored two books titled, You’ll Do Anything for Her and You’ll Do Anything for Him. They look at a common issue for many in relationship, both men and women, who give up themselves to make the relationship work. They have developed a framework for understanding the dynamics of individuals who find themselves stuck in an emotionally reactive and emotionally painful situation with their partner and who are frightened that they are destroying their relationship.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/223

Sign up for our 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge here: 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge

Join our 5 Day Couples Appreciation Challenge here: idopodcast.com/appreciation

Do you want to hear more on this topic? Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! – Chase & Sarah

Nov 06 2019

55mins

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Rank #6: 48: Darlene Lancer on Breaking-Up: Should You Leave Or Can You Get the Change You Want?

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Join us as Darlene Lancer shares her expertise on creating a fulfilling and successful relationship. In this episode, Darlene gives relationship advice on breaking up and whether you should leave or try to get the change you want.

Darlene Lancer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and expert on relationships and codependency. She’s the author of two books: Codependency for Dummies and Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You and two ebooks:10 Steps to Self-Esteem and How To Speak Your Mind - Become Assertive and Set Limits. Ms. Lancer has counseled individuals and couples for 25 years and coaches internationally. She’s a sought after speaker to national audiences on radio and to professional groups and institutions. Her articles appear in professional journals and many online mental health websites.

Aug 27 2014

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Rank #7: 47: Cynthia James Explains Why Men and Women Think So Differently

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Join us as Cynthia James shares her expertise on creating a fulfilling and successful relationship. In this episode, Cynthia gives relationship advice on why men and women think so differently.

Cynthia James is a transformational specialist guiding people as they make changes for lasting healing in their lives. As a speaker, coach, performing artist and multiple award winning author of What Will Set You Free and Revealing Your Extraordinary Essence, Cynthia has coached and supported thousands of people worldwide into vibrant living. Her program,Advanced Awareness Coaching, offers depth, focus and results for high level business leaders. In 2014, Cynthia’s Extraordinary Living Project was selected to be a Commitment Maker by the Clinton Health Matters Initiative. She serves as minister in Special Ministries at Mile Hi Church in Denver, CO. Internationally, Cynthia creates and facilitates Inward Journey pilgrimage retreats. She has completed a Masters Degree in Consciousness Studies from Holmes Institute and Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. In June of this year, she and her husband of 15 years Carl Studna, created and co-hosted, Bridging the Gender Gap Teleseries, with the focus on developing trust and understanding between men and women in all areas of life. Cynthia is personally committed to utilizing creative expression as a vital and effective healing modality that will assist everyone in their own personal and professional growth

Aug 20 2014

26mins

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Rank #8: 74: Let's Talk About Sex

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In today’s episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to deal with mismatched sexual desires in a relationship. (#1 reason couples struggle sexually in relationships)
  • Reducing sexual anxiety in oneself and in a relationship.
  • The importance of sexual knowledge.
  • Sex to reduce headaches and why you should 'Just Do It'.
  • Communication skills related to your sexual relationship.
  • And much more!

Dr. Diana Wiley is a licensed marriage and family therapist and board certified sex therapist. Dr. Wiley has been providing talk therapy to individuals and couples for more than thirty years with an emphasis on sexual issues and their effect on relationships.

People describe her as warm, knowledgeable, forthright and very caring. She is a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of relationship therapy, particularly as a sex therapist.

I Do Podcast is also supported by:

Audible: Use the link below, and sign up for a free 30-day trial and one free audiobook download! You will have to enter your CC information, but you can just cancel the trial at the end of the month if you don’t like it and not pay a dime. There are a ton of great relationship audiobooks on Audible.com. Consider downloading The 5 Love Languages for your free download.

If you haven’t already subscribed to I Do Podcast and left us a review on iTunes, that helps us a ton as well Thanks! – Chase and Sarah

Dec 29 2016

47mins

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Rank #9: 211: How To Resolve Built Up Resentment In Your Relationship

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Feeling resentful can be one of the loneliest and toxic feelings in a relationship. If left unchecked, it can easily lead to a miserable life with your partner and separation. Listen to today's show to learn how to prevent resentment and deal with it if it already exists. 

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn how to prevent resentment from arising in the first place
  • Once resentment is present, understand how to communicate with your partner to get over these feelings
  • How to show empathy for your partner to prevent resentment
  • Tools to tackle resentment in your relationship and end any toxic cycles
  • And much more!

Lucia Giovannini is a former Italian supermodel turned best-selling author, spiritual teacher, transformational coach, environmental & animal activist, and author of 13 books. Her best-selling book, “A Whole New Life”, was first published in Italian and is now translated into eight languages, including an English version published by Hay House India. Her book has sold thousands of copies around the world and will be debuting in the US in March 2019.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/211

Sign up for our 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge here: 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge

Join our 5 Day Couples Appreciation Challenge here: idopodcast.com/appreciation

Do you want to hear more on this topic? Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! – Chase & Sarah

Aug 14 2019

42mins

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Rank #10: 51: Marina Margulis Explains 10 Signs You're Ready For Marriage

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Join us as Marina Margulis shares her expertise on creating a fulfilling and successful relationship. In this episode, Marina gives relationship advice on 10 signs you're ready for marriage.

Marina is the founder and CEO of NY Socials. She is regarded as a top matchmaker and dating and relationship coach in New York City. She hold a professional Certified Match Maker certification from the Match Making Institute of America, as well as a Certified Professional Coach certification from Fowler International Academy of Professional Coaching. Through New York Socials, Marina offers a suite of high end dating services for members of the club.

Sep 18 2014

37mins

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Rank #11: 52: Fiona Fine on How To Put The Fun Back In Dating

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Join us as Fiona Fine shares her expertise on creating a fulfilling and successful relationship. In this episode, Fiona gives relationship advice on how to put the fun back in dating!

As an Author, Speaker and Publisher, Fiona Fine is growing a movement for women (and the men who want to love them) to live and love on their terms. As the Editor-in-Chief of “Women Who Run It: Your Life - Your Love - Your Terms!” and the platform: “How To Put The Fun Back Into Dating”, she advocates for women who want to create their best life of love, work, passion, and... fun!

Oct 08 2014

33mins

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Rank #12: 84: Raise Your Low Self-Esteem To Improve Your Relationship

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In today's episode we cover relationship topics that include:

  • How to deal with our own, or our partner's, insecure attachment style.
  • What to do if you or your partner has a low self-esteem.
  • How to work on changing your attachment style to a secure attachment.
  • Creating habits as a couple that will help the an insecure partner feel secure.
  • How to improve your self-esteem to make your relationship better.
  • And much more!

Amanda Carver is a psychotherapist who lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario. She has worked many years with adolescents and families struggling with trauma and mental health challenges. She works heavily from an attachment perspective, understanding how early relationships with our parents and other important people in our lives affects how we connect with people later in our lives. Amanda is a mother of two young children and a partner in a 13 year relationship. She now runs her own private practice.

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If you haven’t already subscribed to I Do Podcast and left us a review on iTunes, that helps us a ton as well Thanks! – Chase and Sarah

Feb 15 2017

38mins

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Rank #13: 157: Eliminate These Toxic Relationship Patterns For A Happier Life

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Research consistently found that it takes four positive comments to recover from one negative comment from a partner. That ratio means that criticism is a highly ineffective way of communicating in your relationship with your partner. In this episode, Dr. Julie Colwell teaches how to shift out of toxic relationship patterns such as reactive brain, blame and criticism and instead, show appreciation for our partner.

Dr. Julie Colwell is a psychologist based in Boulder, CO. She has spent her career developing and refining methods for individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations to shift out of energy-draining power struggles into reconnection, innovation and flow. Her methods are clear, research-based and powerful. Dr. Colwell also hosts workshops and classes and is the author of the bestseller, The Relationship Skills Workbook and The Relationship Ride.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/157

If you're looking to create more passion, improve communication, deepen your intimacy and connection and start having fun again with your partner, then we hope you check out our new online course, Spark My Relationship.

Get access to our special offer for I Do Podcast listeners only by visiting: SparkMyRelationship.com/Unlock

Sign up for our FREE 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge here: 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge

Do you want to hear more on this topic? Do you want to build trust back into your relationship? If so, you're not alone. Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! - Chase & Sarah

Jul 25 2018

51mins

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Rank #14: 60: What Should I Do After A Breakup?

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Breaking up is never easy and can take a huge emotional and physical toll on people. Today we talk with Chris Seiter who specializes in helping individuals decide if they should breakup, get back together with their ex or simply move on. Chris is the mastermind behind exboyfriendrecovery.com and exgirlfriendrecovery.com. Chris has been able to put thousands of couples back together through his knowledge and relationship guidance techniques. In today's episode we talk all things breaking up. We answer these questions and more in our discussion. What do you do after a breakup? How do you decide if you should give your relationship another shot and get back with your ex? How long should you wait after a breakup to try to get back with your ex? Are some relationships not worth trying to save? If you have experienced heartache or are thinking about breaking up with a significant other, consider listening to this episode today.

We are excited to announce the I Do Podcast Patreon campaign. Patreon is a website like Kickstarter or GoFundMe where you can support creatives! We started our page to help cover the costs of equipment, production and a babysitter to watch our one-year-old while we record! : ) When you contribute you will also get awesome exclusive benefits for our patrons. You can sign up to donate as little as $2 per month to support the podcast.  Any little bit helps! Sign up to support the podcast today. I Do Podcast is also support by: Amazon.com If you shop on Amazon, you can use this link, and we will get a small percentage of everything you buy! Don't worry, this money is coming from Amazon, and you will not pay any extra, and you'll help us out along the way! Click the link here and it will automatically save on your computer for 30 days. After 30 days you can just click again and it will redo it for another 30! Use the link below, and sign up for a free 30-day trial and one free audiobook download! You will have to enter your CC information ,but you can just cancel the trial at the end of the month if you don't like it and not pay a dime. There are a ton of great relationship audiobooks on Audible.com. Consider downloading The 5 Love Languages for your free download. Audibletrial.com/idopodcast We don't like asking our listeners for handouts, so we aren't! The last two options won't cost you any money that you aren't already spending and you can support us on Patreon for less than the cost of a cup of morning Joe! If you haven't already subscribed to I Do Podcast and left us a review on iTunes, that helps us a ton as well Thanks! - Chase and Sarah

Nov 08 2016

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Rank #15: 122: Managing Long Distance Relationships...Even If You Just Feel Like You're In One

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There is nothing harder than being madly in love with someone and not being able to see them everyday. Whether you live in another state or your partner works a lot, finding success in a long distance relationship can be hard. Listen to today's show to learn the tools to create a successful long distance relationship.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:  

  • Learn how to gauge if your long distance relationship is going to last.
  • Find out why you should avoid texting your partner too often.
  • How to create novelty and passion to keep the relationship alive and thriving.
  • How simply having kid's can make a relationship feel like it's long distance.
  • Why it's important not to skip over uncomfortable relationship conversations.
  • And much more!

Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman is an award-winning author and relationship expert. She is the founder and director of Paulette Sherman Group, a psychotherapy and relationship coaching practice and home of numerous award-winning books, including Dating From the Inside Out published by Simon & Schuster. For more than 20 years, Paulette changed the lives of thousands of clients, and shared insight with millions more through expert commentary on over 30 media outlets including MSN, USA Today, The New York Post, The New York Times and many more. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two children and works in Manhattan.

Full Show Notes and episode links at http://idopodcast.com/122

Sign up for our 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge here: 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge

Do you want to hear more on this topic? Are you struggling with a long distance relationship? If so, you're not alone. Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe

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If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! - Chase & Sarah

Nov 22 2017

44mins

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Rank #16: 86: Building Loving Relationships 101

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In today's episode we cover relationship topics that include:

  • What her students love about her 17-year old college course, Marriage 101.
  • How our life experiences affect how we love.
  • Learning to be less reactive and appreciate our partner more.
  • Why it can be valuable to have the difficult conversations with a therapist.
  • The importance of making time and space to look within ourselves.
  • And much more!

Dr. Alexandra Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University, and the author of Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want.   She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology and a graduate certificate in Gender Studies from Northwestern University in 2001. In addition to teaching and training marriage and family therapy graduate students, Solomon teaches the internationally renowned undergraduate course, Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101. Solomon is a frequent speaker and media commentator on relationship topics and you can visit her online at dralexandrasolomon.com.

Click here to for this episode's show notes page: Dr. Alexandra Solomon

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Mar 01 2017

42mins

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Rank #17: 142: Jealousy In The Modern Relationship

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Jealousy is a common feeling that many of us have or will experience. With the pervasive use of the internet flooding our brains with sexual images, past lovers and other temptations, jealousy is an important issue to address in relationships. Learn how to deal with your own or your partner's jealousy in today's episode.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Understanding the difference between emotional and sexual jealousy and how each sex may experience them differently.
  • How to talk about jealousy with your partner.
  • The importance of 'striking when the iron is cold' when communicating about sensitive relationship issues.
  • Online emotional infidelity and how it can hurt your relationship.
  • And much more!

Dr. Suzanne Degges-White is a professor and chair of the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She is a licensed counselor and has experience working with couples and families dealing with concerns related to communication difficulties, developmental transitions, addiction, and abuse. Suzanne’s academic research explores transitions and development over the lifespan with a strong focus on intimate family relationships and friendships. Her Lifetime Connections blog on PsychologyToday.com explores relationships in families and friendscapes.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/142

Sign up for our 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge here: 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge

Do you want to hear more on this topic? Do you or your partner have issues with jealousy? If so, you're not alone. Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe

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Apr 11 2018

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Rank #18: 155: Rebuilding Trust In Your Relationship

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Trust is one of the hardest things to earn and easiest to lose in a relationship. If you’ve been lied to or if you have lied to your partner, this episode is for you.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Why trust is so hard to get back in a relationship
  • The three important stages for rebuilding trust
  • How to create accountability in your relationship
  • Forgiving your partner and moving forward in the relationship
  • White lies and the negative effects they can have
  • And much more!

Paul holds two Masters degrees and has worked with hundreds of men, women, and couples for the last 14 years as a professional counselor. Paul and Shannon have enjoyed 25 years of marriage and have successfully raised 4 kids together. They’ve lived in Portland, Oregon most of their married life. They're the founders of SecureMarriage.com, an online library of marriage tools that will show you how to fight less, feel understood, and enjoy a deeper connection with your spouse.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/155

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Jul 12 2018

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Rank #19: 208: Emotional Manipulation In Your Relationship

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Emotional manipulation by your partner is a powerful tool that can have negative impacts on your relationship and well being. Listen to today's show to learn how your partner might be emotionally manipulating you and how to deal with it.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to recognize emotional manipulation and its various forms that include stonewalling, shutting down and gas lighting
  • How to communicate with your partner regarding their emotional manipulation
  • Recognizing that your partner has an agenda with their use of emotional manipulation
  • How to deal with the 'silent treatment'
  • And much more!

Nancy F. Lee, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Lee is a leading practitioner of cognitive behavior therapy and specializes in a wide range of behavioral health issues ranging from depression and anxiety to male/female psychosexual desire and functioning. Her independent research has been published in the prestigious Journal of Affective Disorders and the International Journal of Eating Disorders, among others.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/208

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Jul 24 2019

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Rank #20: 179: Reconnecting Sexual Intimacy In Your Relationship

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It's easy to have high sexual energy very early in a relationship. However, six months to one year into a relationship, the hormones can start to die down — leaving you with a new, often less sexy relationship. Listen to today's show to learn how to keep intimacy alive in your relationship no matter how long you've been together.

  • How to keep the erotic energy strong in a long term relationship
  • Dealing with the vulnerability of discussing intimacy
  • Softening the 'NO' to sexual advances from your partner
  • How to ask your partner what turns them on
  • The importance to have an intention for eroticism in the relationship
  • And much more!

Brian is a licensed clinical social worker, he, along with his wife Marcia, has been working with couples for over 30 years. He teaches and trains therapists internationally in Canada, Mexico, Holland, Brazil, and Australia. Brian has authored two books on committed relationships Going All The Way and Exceptional Relationships - Transformation through Embodied Couple Work.

Full show notes and episode links at: http://idopodcast.com/179

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Dec 26 2018

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