Rank #1: 335 - The Last Totally Married!
Laimeweds, it's been a blast. Nearly seven years!! We've laughed, we've cried, we've ranted, we've unqualified advice'd and we shared the intimate stories of the births of our children. And it's all thanks to you--Thank you for the incredible memories, for supporting a marriage that is stronger thanks to these episodes and for helping us create this audio time capsule that we kind of hope our kids never listen to... We love you.
Rank #2: 168 - When Your Friend Cheats!
After a hefty (and well deserved) plug for Andy's new podcast dropping this week (Totally Beverages & Sometimes Hot Sauce!) Elizabeth and Andy dive into a bevy of listener questions about what's the deal with public hair grooming these days, how to handle navigating a new relationship when his last one ended in mystery, what to do when your partner leaves for long stretches of time without being in touch and doesn't feel the need to justify or apologize, what to do about the vegan in the dinner group, how to motivate a spouse to join you in a journey to good health, and lastly, what does one do when you are questioned by your bestie's girlfriend about whether or not he's cheating... When he is, and she's your friend too. Enjoy!
Rank #3: 332 - Faking It All!
Andy shares a story of a guy who faked it all the way to the top before he and Elizabeth give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to avoid chit chat with a coworker when you need to focus, to what degree and how to stay in a baby brother's life when his mom is estranged from you, how to deal with tension between in laws now that there's been a weird feeling regarding broken boundaries, and how to deal with sexualized clothing (or not sexualized) for our kids that makes you uncomfortable? Enjoy!
Rank #4: 169 - Off Our Game!
Elizabeth and Andy fumble their tired way through a check-in and discussion before doling out some highly unqualified advice to listener questions about man etiquette when cohabitating with a woman, how to handle your spouse needing a job that would require commuting, how to move on past a difficult divorce and find your spark again, whether or not to maintain a relationship with neices and nephews whose mother and father are no longer in your life, and lastly, what to do about a "friendship" that teeters on the edge of being something more? Enjoy!
Rank #5: 173 - Time Travel To The Max!
Elizabeth and Andy check in after/before their recent (future) trip to Chicago and discuss... ya know... time travel! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to broach a discussion about money and inheritance with a financially sensitive partner, whether or not to go through with a Tinder sex-romp with a virgin who is much younger, how to distance yourself from an emotionally draining friendship, and lastly a question about handling a roommate situation when their boyfriend and his friends are a little too comfy. Enjoy!
Rank #6: 176 - Totally Married Love Connection!
Elizabeth and Andy discuss listener comments and follow ups plus the awesome opportunity for Elizabeth’s dream come true - a totally married love connection! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to handle a Dad’s new girlfriend at your wedding, whether to maintain friendships that induce social anxiety, how to be supportive to a spouse with mental illness and self esteem issues, and how to move on after a devastating break up from a six year relationship when you are still living together. Enjoy!
Rank #7: 261 - The Longest Running Totally Podcast!
Wow, 261 episodes! Elizabeth and Andy discuss Tony Robbins, people who reference "mentors" a lot, and the fragility of the human psyche. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about negotiating a wedding guest list with an overbearing future mother in law, what a nice way to memorialize a deceased parent at a wedding is, how to request privacy from neighbors who also happen to be your in laws, what to suggest to a depressed and sick mother in law to get her help, and how to explain why it's not appropriate for a spouse to have an emotionally intimate relationship with a friend of the opposite sex? Enjoy!
Rank #8: 276 - Turning Despair Into Action!
Elizabeth and Andy lick the wounds of the election and try to make heads or tails of this turn. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about negotiating parenting styles, how to find your sexuality in your twenties, and how to reconcile being a second favorite family to your in-laws? Enjoy!
Rank #9: 278 - So Grateful For Hotels!
Elizabeth and Andy discuss Gratitude on the heels of Thanksgiving before giving their unqualified advice to a bunch of great listener questions about whether being fat is a deal breaker in a marriage, how to navigate a change of heart in a partner regarding becoming parents, whether or not to tell a current boyfriend that a friend is actually an ex, what to do to connect as a married couple before having children, how to get your husband to have your back in public, what to do about a boyfriend who is dragging his feet in the proposing department, and how to be there for your wife who is going through fertility treatments? Enjoy!
Rank #10: 289 - The Love Language of 311
Elizabeth and Andy discuss her love language and how that definitely involved a surprise serenade by 311. Then they quickly dive into giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about setting boundaries and communication around sex without removing all the sexy, how to broach the subject of hurt feelings to a sibling regarding your child's birthday celebration (or lack thereof), how to navigate boundaries on social media with coworkers, how to know if you want kids or not and when is the right time to know, whether to include someone in your social circle who you do not like, how to learn to feel your feelings when you are depended upon to keep it all together, and lastly, how to set healthy boundaries with a toxic mother? Enjoy!
Rank #11: 284 - How Do You Bounce Back?
Tough days in casa Rosen! Elizabeth and Andy discuss how to bounce back, a new "political pocket" and too many other things before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to navigate life after having an abusive mother, how to move on from a broken heart and a relationship ending with no closure, and whether "man-children" will grow up naturally or if there needs to be more inspiration to do so from their partner? Enjoy!
Rank #12: 268 - East West Girls Are Best!
Elizabeth and Andy discuss her recent foray into the world of mind expansion as well as what they've been legitimately arguing about lately (hint: starts with Bu, ends with Jo). Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about attending twentieth highschool reunions with your significant other, whether or not to get a wedding gift for a friend who did not do the same for you, how they got their start podcasting and what equipment they use, whether or not to move forward with an ex friend coming to visit even though it might be weird, and how to address a small but important lie you've caught your boyfriend in? Enjoy!
Rank #13: 279 - Shark Tankin' 4 EVA!
Elizabeth and Andy discuss whether or not following your dreams is the right advice for everyone, and then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about whether to respond to a rude and personal FB message from an acquaintance, how to urge a friend to stop constantly complaining to you about her husband, how to participate in your husband's family relationship when you're never included, and how to deal with parents' visits when they are draining and hard to be around? Enjoy!
Rank #14: 263 - Defining Success!
Elizabeth and Andy discuss the big "E" = Ego! Plus, how we define success and why a letter to a third grader brought tears to Elizabeth's eyes. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to referee a mother and husband who do not get along and how much are we obligated to share about the skeletons in our closets when we start dating someone seriously? Enjoy!
Rank #15: 286 - A New Life For The Victrola!
Elizabeth and Andy discuss Andy's recent Craigslist purchase and subsequent sale, whether or not to stain an Ikea purchase before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to get over a chronic crush, how to speak to and raise children around spirituality and religion, and how to broach the subject of becoming parents with a spouse who seems eternally reluctant? Enjoy!
Rank #16: 267 - What's Your I Love You Number?
Elizabeth and Andy discuss pitching, the #bujo saga and they even learn each others i love you numbers! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about reluctantly keeping a family secret from your husband, how to handle being a relationship with someone who in disinterested in pulling their financial weight, what to do about a boyfriend who is taking his sweet time saying I love you, what to do about a toxic friend and roommate, and lastly how to be supportive of a friend who is in denial about losing his mother? Enjoy!
Rank #17: 266 - Kinda Intense, Bro!
Trigger Warning - Elizabeth and Andy go deep and discuss listener questions about child sexual abuse, the merit (or non) of porn in a marriage, and whether or not to move out from under overbearing parents or not. Not before we dive deep into BULLET JOURNALS though! #BUJO4LYFE. Stay tuned for this kinda intense episode, eeep!
Rank #18: 285 - Very Unqualified Advice!
Elizabeth and Andy discuss whether or not they should keep discussing politics! Then they give their very unqualified advice to listener questions about finding a middle road with your husband who has a lower libido than you, how to move out from home and start your true life in a more accepting community, how to navigate becoming a vegetarian, and whether or not to return an item of jewelry that's not your style after being gifted by your mother in law? Enjoy!
Rank #19: 277 - Micky D's And Election Recap!
Andy gives a YUGE shout out to MC Donalds, (don't go there!) before he and Elizabeth dive right on in to more election talk. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about what to do about the crazy amount of Christmas gifts required for family when you are on a budget, how to react when you hear someone saying hurtful about people in public, and how to navigate Christmas after a family political blowup, how to handle casual dating when you're not in it for a relationship?
Rank #20: 298 - Vasectomy Vs. Bullet Journal!
Elizabeth and Andy both have their own very important announcements to make today! Both have to do with good things coming to an end! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to form a good relationship with a future mother in law who is bad at boundaries, how to navigate a spouses friendship that seems toxic or negative, and if Elizabeth and Andy stand by their answer to the question of whether or not to have a third child? Enjoy!