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It's Complicated

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On It's Complicated, Jenifer Golden, Lauren Leonelli and Rob Evors dive into the oh so complicated world of dating and relationships with funny anecdotes, opinions and expert guests. Join them each week as they divulge and navigate their own experiences and relationship status, as the experts weigh in on the dating and relationship topic of the week.

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On It's Complicated, Jenifer Golden, Lauren Leonelli and Rob Evors dive into the oh so complicated world of dating and relationships with funny anecdotes, opinions and expert guests. Join them each week as they divulge and navigate their own experiences and relationship status, as the experts weigh in on the dating and relationship topic of the week.

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English

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424-261-5780


Episodes
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Revenge Reporting and the Dark Side of Dating Apps

5/22/2024
Can you be ghosted by the very platforms designed to spark connections? In today's episode, we navigate the alarming trend of users being banned from dating apps without clear justification. We share real-life stories, including one from a friend who found himself unjustly ousted from the digital dating world, and dissect the phenomenon known as 'revenge reporting.' Is Match.com wielding too much power without accountability? Is the quest for love being unfairly hindered by an algorithmic judge and jury? Join us as we explore the implications of a system where one's dating fate can be sealed by a single, spiteful report. It's a conversation about love, technology, and the quest for justice in the age of the swipe. Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:26:05

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Romance Rundown: From Sandoval's Significant Other to Bieber's Baby

5/15/2024
We're peeling back the layers of Tom Sandoval's rumored breakup and the mysterious dynamics with his new flame, while unpacking the Bieber baby news and what it means for Justin and Hailey's public persona. Plus, we're holding up David and Victoria Beckham as the gold standard for enduring love in the limelight. Join us as we dissect the nuances of high-profile romances and ponder the question: Is a cheater always a cheater, or can love truly conquer all? Tune in, subscribe, and let's navigate the complexities of love and fame together. Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:22:24

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Decoding the Dynamics of Tone

5/10/2024
It's not just about what you say, but how you say it—tone matters! We're exploring the concept of tone monitoring and how it can deflect from the real issues at hand. From Instagram insights to personal anecdotes, we unpack why your partner's tone can trigger you, and how to handle those moments without losing sight of the actual conversation. Join us as we decode the tone scale, discuss how to address a tone monitor, and reveal how to stay balanced between expressing emotions and maintaining respect. Whether it's a simple request to take out the trash or a deeper sign of relationship resentment, we're uncovering the impact of tone on your love life. So, tune in, turn down the volume of your reactions, and let's get to the heart of what's really being communicated. Whether you're navigating a new relationship or fine-tuning a long-term partnership, understanding the subtleties of tone can be a game-changer. Don't miss this episode of It's Complicated, where we're turning up the insight and dialing down the drama. Subscribe, rate, and share with a friend who could use some tips on tone—it's a conversation you won't want to miss! Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:22:50

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The Blame Game: Dodging Gaslight Grenades and Sarcastic Sniper Fire

5/8/2024
From the fine line between a playful tease and a hurtful jab to the infuriating prompt to "just calm down," we're dissecting the dynamics that can turn a simple conversation into a verbal minefield. In this episode, we explore the art of navigating through the murky waters of communication faux pas. We delve into expert Jefferson Fisher's strategies on how to respond to "I was just joking" and the slippery slope of gaslighting. Join us as we arm you with the comebacks that could save you from an emotional tailspin and help you hold your ground with poise. Remember, it's not just about the words you choose but how you deliver them. So, get ready to take notes because this episode might just change the way you argue, for good. Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:26:49

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Lessons in Love, Inspired by Love is Blind

5/3/2024
As your trusted village in the realm of dating and relating, this episode is a treasure trove of insights inspired by the hits and misses of Netflix's Love is Blind. We dissect pivotal conversations to have with your partner—from the necessity of location sharing for trust to the weighty matters of handling finances as a couple. Do you need to share your past relationship history, or is that best left behind? And how do you navigate the tricky waters of conflict resolution styles? It's not just about the drama on screen; it's about applying these scenarios to your own love life. Whether it's spotting red flags through discussions about exes or aligning on core values like politics and family planning, we're serving up a reality check that's as entertaining as it is educational. So, whether you're single, taken, or it's complicated, tune in, learn, and laugh with us. And remember, subscribing and sharing is caring—help us grow our village even further by spreading the word. Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:26:30

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A Paws in Dating, a Parents' Trip to Paradise, and Party Planning Panic

5/1/2024
Ever wondered how a puppy can influence your dating life or what it's like to plan a wedding while juggling a busy schedule? This week's episode has it all! Rob shares the impact of a dog's "fear phase" on social interactions, Jen reveals the pressure of wedding planning to the importance of self-care, and Lauren updates us on her parents' trip to paradise. And if you're curious about high-end dating apps like The League, Rob's got a loophole that might just get you swiping sooner than you think. We also dive deep into the importance of asking for help and the role of self-care in managing life's demands. Whether it's delegating tasks with your partner or taking a timeout for a glazed donut face, their conversation is a reminder of the importance of balance. Subscribe, share, and join the conversation as we navigate the complicated world of dating and relationships together. Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:29:58

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The Art of Arguing: From Heated to Heard

4/19/2024
In this heated episode, we peel back the layers of those dreaded words, "We need to talk," and plunge into the fiery depths of relationship arguments. We're not just talking petty bickering over unwashed dishes; we're discussing the explosive, therapy-inducing showdowns that can leave even the strongest bonds in peril. Join us as we sift through the wisdom of couple therapist Trevor, who shares three game-changing practices to prevent almost every argument before it spirals out of control. From the art of emotional regulation to the power of staying curious, we unpack the tools that could be the difference between a lovers' spat and a full-blown war of words. Whether you're a match-their-energy type or a cool-headed Buddha, we explore the nuances of communication that could save your next date night from disaster. Tune in, take notes, and let's navigate the minefield of confrontation together. Subscribe, share, and add a little strategy to your love language with It's Complicated. Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:25:48

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The Golden Bachelor Breakup and the Curse of Reality TV Marriages

4/17/2024
We dive deep into the quick unraveling of reality TV's golden couple from The Golden Bachelor post-vows and the allure of televised romance. Does the glitz of the small screen tarnish the sanctity of marriage, or are these quickie divorces just a sign of the times? Join us as we explore the expectations versus the stark reality of love in the limelight. Tune in as we question the motives behind seeking love on TV and the impact it has on the already complex world of relationships. Subscribe, share, and don't miss a moment of the drama on this episode of It's Complicated—because when it comes to love, we're all just trying to figure it out IRL. Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:30:13

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Engagement Expectations: A Modern Look at When to Propose

4/12/2024
We tackle the age-old question of timing in relationships—when is it the right moment to pop the question? Join us as we dissect the societal pressures, personal expectations, and the unspoken rules of engagement. From the anticipation of proposal season to the intricacies of who should propose and when, we're unwrapping the layers of commitment, love, and the ticking biological clock. Whether it's navigating financial readiness or deciphering the silent screams of an ultimatum, we delve into the complexities that couples face on the road to matrimony. Subscribe, share, and tune in for a candid discussion on the matrimonial countdown and the search for middle ground in the modern dating landscape. Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:30:19

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A Postpartum Rebound, Bridal Breakdown, and Dating App Dilemma

4/10/2024
Dive into the whirlwind of wedding woes, the trials of postpartum life adjustments, and the ongoing quest to navigate the dating world beyond apps. This episode of It's Complicated unpacks the personal journeys of our hosts as they confront the challenges of planning a dream wedding, embracing a new normal after kids, and the relentless pursuit of romance in the wild. Join us as we dissect the pressures of societal expectations, the intimate struggles of life's transitions, and the unpredictable path to finding love. Subscribe, share, and don't miss a beat of this candid exploration into the complex tapestry of relationships and self-discovery. Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:32:03

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The Real Reality of Married at First Sight, Season 17

4/5/2024
This week, we're pulling back the curtain on the chaotic world of reality TV romance with an even deeper dive into Married at First Sight's latest season. Join us as Rob spills the tea on the dramatic dynamics, unexpected twists, and the raw truth behind the on-screen marriages. From love at first sight to divorce at first fight, we're dissecting the emotional rollercoaster these couples endure and the expert matchmaking that sometimes misses the mark. Whether it's a question of readiness, manipulation, or just plain ol' incompatibility, we're unpacking it all. Tune in, as we navigate the murky waters of love, optics, and the quest for that happily ever after on reality TV. Don't forget to hit subscribe, share with your fellow dating aficionados. Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:32:01

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Celebrity Heartbreaks and Double Standards: Unpacking the Ariana Madix Saga

4/3/2024
In this explosive episode, we're peeling back the layers on celebrity scandals and the aftermath of public infidelity. Join us as we unpack the Ariana Madix saga and ask the tough questions: When is it time to stop vilifying the cheater? How does fame and fortune change the relationship game? Plus, we're stirring the pot with fresh rumors swirling around Kylie Jenner's love life. Could wealth be the ultimate accelerator for life's milestones? Dive in as we explore the complexities of forgiveness, double standards, and the relentless march of celebrity culture. Don't miss a beat of the drama—subscribe, share, and join our village because with us, it's never just black and white—it's Complicated. Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:19:34

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Age Gaps & Celebs on Dating Apps

3/29/2024
Join us as we unravel the tangled web of modern romance in this week's episode of It's Complicated. From Kristin Cavallari's post-divorce adventures, the latest celeb to join Raya, to the rumor mill milling over the truth about Giselle's new relationship, we're dissecting it all. Plus, we're wading into the murky waters of royal rumors and the aftermath of high-profile breakups. Don't miss out on our candid conversation about age gaps, trust issues in the spotlight, and the ever-evolving standards of the dating world. Hit subscribe, share with a friend, and join our village of masterdaters because, let's face it, navigating love is complicated! Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:32:19

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What Happens When He's Not Ready

3/27/2024
In this heart-pounding episode, we're diving headfirst into the bewildering world of mixed signals and sudden cold feet. Ever wonder why Mr. Right turns into Mr. Ghost after a few magical dates? We're dissecting the perplexing phenomenon of men who woo like Romeo then go Houdini. With the help of dating coach Kelsey Wonderlin's enlightening insights, we're peeling back the layers of emotional unavailability and the fear of commitment that can ambush a blossoming romance. Plus, our very own Rob is put in the hot seat—will his male perspective confirm or contest these modern-day dating dilemmas? Fasten your seatbelts, masterdaters, as we navigate the twists and turns of relationships that seem too good to be true. Subscribe, share, and join our village because we're about to get real about the games people play in the name of love. Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:27:17

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Sin City, Wedding Planning, and Swiping, Oh my!

3/22/2024
Wedding bells are ringing and we dive into the world of matrimonial madness as Jen counts down to her big day, sans the anxiety. From invites to bachelor(ette) parties, and the daunting task of balancing the books, we're unpacking the complexities of planning a wedding in the modern age. Plus, Rob takes a trip back into hermit mode as the dating app scene in Austin leaves much to be desired. Will a change in tactics or location reignite the spark? Meanwhile, Lauren shares her Vegas getaway - a whirlwind of spa time, shows, and roulette, proving Sin City still holds allure for the adult crowd. Don't miss this episode where we tackle the cost of 'I do's, the swipe left blues, and adulting in neon lights. Subscribe, rate, and join our village of masterdaters by following us on social media because let's face it, love might be blind, but we've got our eyes wide open. Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:20:54

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KateGate: Where in the World is Kate Middleton?

3/20/2024
Buckle up for a royal rollercoaster of theories and speculation! In this episode, we dive headfirst into the swirling mystery surrounding Kate Middleton's sudden disappearance from the public eye. From potential palace affairs to secret pregnancies and health scares, we dissect the cryptic clues and the palace's perplexing attempts at damage control. Is it a case of royal gaslighting, or something far more serious? As we navigate through an episode of The Crown come to life, join us for a gripping discussion that's got everyone asking: Where in the world is Kate Middleton? Subscribe, share, and stay tuned as we unravel the enigma of the duchess' vanishing act. Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:36:12

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Love is Blind Reunion Recapped

3/15/2024
Two of us think this reunion was the best one yet, we'll let you guess who that is. We dive deep into the drama, the unanswered questions, and the reality TV gold that's left us all wanting more. From Trevor's text message scandal to the fiery debates over who's the villain of the season, we're unpacking it all. Plus, we weigh in on the success stories, the friendships that have blossomed, and the couples that left us scratching our heads. Don't miss our candid take on the connections, the breakups, and the behind-the-scenes dynamics that make this show a complicated web of love and reality. Subscribe, rate, and share as we navigate the blurred lines between love, entertainment, and the quest for genuine connection. Join us, your indispensable guides through the maze of modern love, because let's face it, it's complicated! Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:30:38

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Is Love Blind in The Valley?

3/13/2024
Strap in for a whirlwind episode as we dive deep into the turbulent waters of celebrity relationships and reality TV drama! Join us as we dissect the shocking split of Vanderpump Rules' Jax and Brittany. Is it a PR stunt or the end of the road? Plus, we're dishing out our hot takes on the Love is Blind Season 6 reunion – who's still standing, and who's fallen by the wayside? And if that's not enough, we've got the inside scoop on Lala's baby news and a heated debate on whether you should ever walk down the aisle with unresolved issues. Don't miss this juicy episode where we break down the messiness of love under the spotlight and ponder the complexities of relationships both on and off the screen. Subscribe, share, and join our village because, with It's Complicated, you're never dating or relating alone! Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:27:08

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Love is Blind Finale Recap

3/8/2024
Rob jumped on the Love Is Blind bandwagon and now we can have true water cooler talk! Season 6 is over, and we are probably more sad than Jimmy was when he saw that Chelsea did NOT look like Megan Fox…but not as sad as Chelsea was when Jimmy called her “clingy.” We share our thoughts on the show, the couples, and the finale, including why the first 5 minutes of the show had us in shock, who we sided with, and how we knew Amy and Johnny were IT! Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:32:06

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7 Questions to Ask Your Partner

3/1/2024
Have you heard of the four horsemen? With regard to relationships, it was created by Dr. John and Julie Gottman - founders of the Gottman Institute, and it has been found to be remarkably accurate about predicting divorce. These destructive communication patterns, if they go unchecked, are likely to land a couple in splitsville, back on the apps, and desperately tuning into our show for answers. We get into what those patterns are and how to avoid them by trying out a couples' check in we found from Amanda Goetz' Life’s A Game weekly newsletter. Keep it Complicated with Jen, Lauren, and Rob: Host Socials - @jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @foreversevors, @complicatedshow Shop our Pod merch - shop here Shop our Amazon store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/complicatedshow Support - https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

Duration:00:23:55