Healing and Forgiveness after Infidelity - A Continued Conversation with Jodie Utter
After the overwhelming response to their first episode with Jodie Utter from last February, Danielle and Adam finally had the chance to continue their conversation with her. Where is she now in her journey of healing and forgiveness after her husband's infidelity? Is she able to trust again? How does she deal with the inevitable feelings of pain that come flooding back at any given moment? Is self-forgiveness harder than forgiving someone else? What advice does she have for others going through a similar situation? This is a must-listen for anyone who has dealt with any form of betrayal, not just infidelity. Jodie provides us all with a feeling of hope, understanding, acceptance, and peace. She is gentle, incredibly vulnerable, honest, and reveals all in her quest for no one to feel alone during their healing process. It is important to note that listeners definitely should listen to her episode from February, 2019 in order to hear the first part of her story. Episode Sponsors: Promo Code: MNM for $10 Off
Sexual Resolutions and Becoming 5% Braver - With Leah Carey
As the new year approaches, let's make some resolutions that will really change our lives for the better: getting just a little bit braver talking to our partners about our sexual needs and desires. Danielle and Adam continue their conversation with sexual communications coach, Leah, all about how couples can handle differing libidos, exhaustion, lack of orgasms, the need for sexual touch throughout the day, and so much more. Leah recommends some "bedroom games," explains why women and men might have such different needs when it comes to sensual touch, explains some misconceptions about the vagina, and talks about why we need to start thinking of sexual experimentation in small increments rather than this huge, overwhelming task. This is an awesome episode to listen to with your spouse, or listen separately and then use it as a tool for discussion.
How To Have A Holiday Season That Doesn't Suck - With Life Coach Amy
In theory, the holidays are an amazing time of year and should feel completely magical. In reality, there are a thousand tasks to get done, anxiety levels are heightened, family time can be overwhelming, and it's all expensive AF. Life coach Amy sits down with Adam and Danielle to discuss ways that we can ensure that this year will be more enjoyable for everyone. Being more intentional with our time, remembering acts of self-care, communication with our partner, and seeing the bigger picture are just some of the ways that help lessen the intensity of it all and allow us to focus on the more memorable details. This episode is fun and light, but also definitely covers a lot of topics and gives a ton of useful strategies and ideas. Amy, Adam and Danielle each discuss memories of the holidays from childhood. What are Adam and Danielle doing differently with their kids this year concerning gift giving? How bad at math is Danielle, really? (It's really bad) What can spouses do to make each other feel more comfortable while at one another's family's houses for the holidays? What are some ways we can make parties and gatherings easier for introverts? How do we figure out how we want to look back on this season and feel about it all? What steps do we take to get wind up with successful results? Episode Sponsors: Coupon Code: MARTINI25 for 25% off $25 or more
Grown and Flown - Raising Teenagers
The founders of Grown and Flown took time out of their book tour to talk to Danielle all about raising kids and young adults between the ages of 14 and 25. Danielle asks them how we can gauge when we are giving them too much independence or not enough, how to deal with teens who no longer want to spend time with the family during events and activities, if we should really be driving their forgotten homework and gym clothes to school, how to handle conversations with kids who are unsure about attending college, and so much more. This episode is filled with great strategies to use in order to keep open communication with our kids no matter how old they're getting, and ways to ensure our home is a safe space where they feel they want to be. Episode Sponsors: Promo Code: MNM for 20% Off
Isn't It All Supposed To Be More Beautiful Than This?
Last weekend Danielle went to see Glennon Doyle live in NYC, and during the show, writer and activist, Glennon, said something that was a gut punch to Danielle. She was talking about how one day when she was in her former marriage, she looked around and said, "Isn't it all supposed to be more beautiful than this." It was this phrase that initiated Danielle's idea for her and Adam to check in with each other about needs they might still have within their relationship. What are they not getting enough of which they still desire? What are they currently kicking butt at in their relationship? How has everything been between them these past few months? John Gottman says that the number one questions spouses need to be asking each more is, "how are you doing?" and that is exactly what Danielle hopes this episode will lead to in more relationships. In this episode, Danielle discusses why aging makes it even more important for partners to show love to one another. Adam discusses how he snapped out of being in a bad mood every night after work. The two debate how important romance is in a relationship even if everything else between the partners is completely fine. Danielle describes what she and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman have in common. Adam talks about needing to take baby steps when getting back to a place they were before. Danielle reads an excerpt from one of her favorite books, "Love Warrior." Episode Sponsors: