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This podcast explores the inner workings, struggles, challenges, and beauty of being in a relationship. It goes deep in uncovering how people have overcome challenges to become engaged and then married. It intentionally focuses on getting perspective from married men of color, especially married Black men, while providing a platform where people can learn from their stories. This podcast also highlights the mental burdens that stem from societal pressures, generational curses, gender related norms, and personal expectations.

This podcast explores the inner workings, struggles, challenges, and beauty of being in a relationship. It goes deep in uncovering how people have overcome challenges to become engaged and then married. It intentionally focuses on getting perspective from married men of color, especially married Black men, while providing a platform where people can learn from their stories. This podcast also highlights the mental burdens that stem from societal pressures, generational curses, gender related norms, and personal expectations.

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United States

Description:

This podcast explores the inner workings, struggles, challenges, and beauty of being in a relationship. It goes deep in uncovering how people have overcome challenges to become engaged and then married. It intentionally focuses on getting perspective from married men of color, especially married Black men, while providing a platform where people can learn from their stories. This podcast also highlights the mental burdens that stem from societal pressures, generational curses, gender related norms, and personal expectations.

Language:

English


Episodes

B02.E03 - Get your no's out of the way early

9/26/2022
In this episode (Get your no’s out of the way early), I wrap up my conversation with Brooke Fitzpatrick, the founder of Mosaic Matchmaking and l get her thoughts as a dating coach. We talk about the costs of dating and some of the thoughts that go into asking a woman out on a date. We examine what’s a reasonable amount of time to chat before you move off the apps with a match. We discuss common complaints that people have with dating apps. We breakdown the advantages and disadvantages of...

Duration:00:39:41

B02.E02 - Women should participate in courtship

9/19/2022
In this episode (Woman should participate in courtship), I learn more about Mosaic Matchmaking with its founder Brooke Fitzpatrick We learn how she sets expectations for client’s and the potential matches and how she goes about matching them. We spend a great deal of time talking about how important it is to invest in your dating app profile. She highlights common issues she hears from her clients and why they choose to go with a matchmaking service. We share our thoughts on dating multiple...

Duration:00:23:19

B02.E01 - Matchingmaking as a Service

9/12/2022
In this episode (Matchmaking as a Service), I discuss with Brooke Fitzpatrick, the founder of Mosaic Matchmaking, and learn about her business, how she got started, and how she coaches singles as well as matches them with viable candidates. We talk about what she’s hearing from both men and women who are trying to find love. She highlights the importance of taking some risks while dating and what comes with the territory of putting your heart out there. We learn about her philosophy when it...

Duration:00:36:04

S02.E16 - Marriage is extremely dynamic

1/17/2021
In this episode (Marriage is extremely dynamic), I wrap up my conversation with a guy who’s met his partner in Vegas while visiting from another country and examine his journey to marriage and fatherhood. We talk about the importance of making space and time for yourself, especially in a relationship. We discuss finances and allocating money for your personal hobbies and individual needs. We highlight the intentionality required to keep the spark alive in a marriage. We dive deep on...

Duration:00:41:11

S02.E15 - Stick to your guns

1/11/2021
In this episode (Stick to your guns), I continue my conversation with a guy who’s met his partner in Vegas while visiting from another country and examine his journey to marriage and fatherhood. We talk about the male ego and when we need to check it. We discuss the attractiveness of women who can take charge and the importance of seeing your partner actively make an effort towards the things you ask for. We uncover the blessings that going through seasons early in a relationship can...

Duration:01:03:12

S02.E14 - It’s about opportunity and access

1/3/2021
In this episode (It’s about opportunity and access), I start my conversation with a guy who’s met his partner in Vegas, while visiting from another country and examine his journey to marriage and fatherhood. We talk about the adaptability required in a relationship, especially with long distance. We discuss women being risk averse and how expectations can lead to disappointment. We explain leverage dynamics and how it tends to change hands over the course of a relationship. We highlight the...

Duration:00:58:38

S02.E13 - It wasn't a full court press

12/14/2020
In this episode (It wasn’t a full court press), I continue my conversation with a guy I’ve known for 20+ years, who’s been remarried, and examine his journey towards finding love with the right person. We talk about the mixed messages that “courting” can send a woman in certain situations and how it can look like a full court press when it’s not really one. We explain how men may react differently to a woman giving him what feels like demands. We discuss the differences between stating...

Duration:00:36:47

S02.E12 - I was definitely on her B team

12/6/2020
In this episode (I was definitely on her B-Team), I start my conversation with a guy I’ve known for 20+ years, who’s been remarried, and examine his journey towards finding love with the right person. We talk about the desire to hedge even though we have something good right in front of us. We discuss how some people get married and not know the real reasons why. We dive deep in navigating the feelings, reflection, and next steps associated with getting a divorce. We show how men still have...

Duration:00:45:02

S02.E11 - She taught me how to love

11/30/2020
In this episode (She taught me how to love), I continue my conversation with the father of a friend, who's been married for almost 30 years, and examine his journey towards getting married at a young age and his personal growth over time. We discuss the importance of developing a solid relationship with the in-laws. We talk about the perspective of treating your marriage like a family business. We share our thoughts on navigating the process to identify areas of improvement in a...

Duration:01:09:40

S02.E10 - Marriage is a job

11/22/2020
In this episode (Marriage is a job), I start a conversation with the father of a friend, who's been married for almost 30 years, and examine his journey towards getting married at a young age and his personal growth over time. We share thoughts on how your perspective on relationships can change when a child is on the way. We talk about dating versus courting and how it looks different when a woman checks all of your boxes. We highlight the ways guys look at dating and the categories we put...

Duration:00:51:52

S02.E09 - It's a constant recalibration

11/15/2020
In this episode (It’s a constant recalibration), I wrap my conversation with a friend, who's been married for 17 years, and examine his journey towards marriage with his high school “crush” and the obstacles and challenges they have faced while dating and in marriage. We talk about the role money plays in their relationship and how they do finances. We discuss how maturity on both sides changes with age. We highlight the importance of having your partner’s support. We explain what it means...

Duration:00:58:07

S02.E08 - Men are mad emotional

11/8/2020
In this episode (Men are mad emotional), I continue my conversation with a friend, who's been married for 17 years, and examine his journey towards marriage with his high school “crush” and the obstacles and challenges they have faced while dating and in marriage. We talk about dating versus courting and recognizing red flags. We discuss navigating the clock and condensed timelines that women have. We go deep on the strain that a lack of intimacy can put on a relationship. We highlight some...

Duration:00:58:26

S02.E07 - I'm a friend zone survivor

11/1/2020
In this episode (I’m a friend zone survivor), I start a conversation with a friend, who's been married for 17 years, and examine his journey towards marriage with his high school "crush” and the obstacles and challenges they have faced while dating and in marriage. We talk about falling in love with your best friend and the importance of having a partner that is self-sufficient. We discuss navigating the digital era as well as how it’s changed the way people date and interact. We uncover...

Duration:00:48:09

S02.E06 - Putting my feelings aside

10/26/2020
In this episode (Putting my feelings aside), I wrap up my conversation exploring love and relationship as I talk to a friend, who's been married for 7 years, and examine his journey towards marriage and how he and his wife have handled various challenges and adventures. We talk about the role money can have in a relationship. We discuss what the vows of marriage mean and the value of doing life with someone who understands you. We highlight different communication pro tips. We dive deep on...

Duration:01:01:02

S02.E05 - Casting unnecessary blame

10/18/2020
In this episode (Casting unnecessary blame), I continue my conversation exploring love and relationship as I talk to a friend, who's been married for 7 years, and examine his journey towards marriage and how he and his wife have handled various challenges and adventures. We talk about contemplating divorce and the things that led to that like communication issues, aligning on love languages, as well as the domino effect that it can cause. He explains how him and his wife got over the hump...

Duration:00:50:09

S02.E04 - We tend to proceed before acknowledging

10/11/2020
In this episode (We tend to proceed before acknowledging), I explore navigating a relationship through marriage, tough career decisions, and intentions to grow a family. I talk to a friend, who's been married for 7 years, and examine his journey towards marriage and how he and his wife have handled various challenges and adventures. We discuss the sacrifices made for a long distance relationship and the collective critical decision making points that come up. We go further to talk through...

Duration:00:47:13

S02.E03 - How do I out serve her

10/4/2020
In this episode (How do I out serve her), I wrap my conversation with a friend, who's been married for 5 years, and examine his journey towards marriage and how he and his wife have navigated challenging times. We discuss service leadership in a relationship and the mentality to out serve your partner. We talk about the roles and responsibilities in the household and the importance of having a partner that will hold you accountable. We debate the perception of the term “head of household”...

Duration:00:52:18

S02.E02 - The little things add up

9/27/2020
In this episode (The little things add up), I continue my conversation with a friend, who's been married for 5 years, and examine his journey towards marriage and how he and his wife have navigated challenging times. We discuss evaluating someone as a wife versus a girlfriend and the difference between dating and courting. We talk about how he made his long distance relationship work and the grace required to be successful. We go deep to understand the benefits and concerns brought on...

Duration:00:44:27

S02.E01 - You wasted her time

9/20/2020
In this episode (You wasted her time), I explore the feelings that stem from trying to be strong amidst a pandemic and after the #GeorgeFloyd murder. I talk to a friend, who's been married for 5 years, and examine his journey towards marriage and how he and his wife have navigated challenging times. We discuss the pressure that men feel to be strong for their partner and family, especially during an inflection point around social justice issues. We explain why men typically feel like they...

Duration:00:53:30

B01.E10 - They trade in height for honesty

6/29/2020
In this episode (They trade in height for honesty), I wrap up this bonus 10-part mini series and my conversation with Brittney Gwynn, the host of a podcast called Girl Talk with Pops. We discuss the trade-offs people make as they get older. We talk about dating people with children and the factors you must consider. I also highlight some of the major things I’ve learned about myself and shed light on certain things that are big issues or “big rocks” for me in a relationship. We are on all...

Duration:00:32:12