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Marriage Therapy Radio

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Look... every couple struggles. You fight too much; you're bored; sex is either okay (or rare); maybe you're even considering divorce. OR... maybe your marriage is actually pretty good, but you want to go deeper. In this podcast, straight-talking marriage therapists Zach Brittle and Laura Heck tackle the most common complaints virtually every marriage experience. Along the way, they reveal the science behind strong relationships and talk about what's really going on for couples. Topics include conflict, communication, compatibility, money, sex, in-laws, infidelity, time-management, future dreams, and more. If you want relief? A deeper connection? A new way forward...? Then you've got to find out what's REALLY going on in your marriage. That's what this podcast is about. You can learn more about Zach and Laura, and their alternatives to traditional therapy at marriagetherapyradio.com.

Location:

United States

Description:

Look... every couple struggles. You fight too much; you're bored; sex is either okay (or rare); maybe you're even considering divorce. OR... maybe your marriage is actually pretty good, but you want to go deeper. In this podcast, straight-talking marriage therapists Zach Brittle and Laura Heck tackle the most common complaints virtually every marriage experience. Along the way, they reveal the science behind strong relationships and talk about what's really going on for couples. Topics include conflict, communication, compatibility, money, sex, in-laws, infidelity, time-management, future dreams, and more. If you want relief? A deeper connection? A new way forward...? Then you've got to find out what's REALLY going on in your marriage. That's what this podcast is about. You can learn more about Zach and Laura, and their alternatives to traditional therapy at marriagetherapyradio.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

360-220-4994


Episodes
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Ep 322 Complaining Too Much or Too Little

5/28/2024
Zach's family is all together for the summer. Laura is getting up to speed with her mountain biking. They invite listeners to support the podcast by joining Patreon. Come for the perks, stay because you support building stronger relationships. Laura asks when complaining is too much or too little in a relationship. It leads to some great discussion on emotional bank accounts and some tips and tricks to make complaining work within your relationship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:38

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Ep 321 Grab Bag

5/21/2024
Zach and Laura discuss a number of topics including Mother's Day disappointment, getting to a decision point as a couple, and a special announcement about an upcoming book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:21

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Ep 320 Laura's Passion for Sex Therapy

5/14/2024
Zach and Laura tackle the tough questions of relationship. Like, "How do you pack for a multi-city trip?". After some discussion of their travels, Laura shares about her passion for sex therapy. Zach finds it very helpful and we think you will too. Sponsor: Paired. Download the PAIRED app at https://www.paired.com/MTR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:13

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Ep 319 Helping Individuals to Help the Couple with Craig Smith

5/7/2024
Zach is away on some travels, so Laura gets to welcome back a previous guest, Craig Smith. Craig is a therapist, coach, and all-around good guy. They discuss how working on yourself can be one of the best things you can do for your marriage. Learn more about Craigs work at https://www.greatestdaymindset.com/ Sponsor: Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to https://rocketmoney.com/mtr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:06

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Ep 318 Marriage Question from a 14-Year-Old

4/30/2024
Marriage is hard and Sophia, a 14-year-old from NY, wants some answers to what she has been learning. Zach answers her questions and is able to learn a bit about the life and relationships of "kids today". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:18

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Ep 317 Triggers

4/23/2024
After a false start recording, Zach and Laura kick off the episode with some intros for new listeners. They go on to discuss the concept of "being triggered". Why does it happen? And what can you do about it? Sponsor: Target the root cause of aging with OneSkin. Get 15% off by using code MTR at https://oneskin.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:16

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Ep 316 The Attachment Solution with Charisse Cooke

4/16/2024
After some discussion of Ted Lasso and Gray's Anatomy, Zach and Laura hear from Charisse Cooke https://charissecooke.com/ about her work and new book The Attachment Solution. Charisse shares about the origin of the styles and how they deeply impact our relationships. You will end this episode with some great tools to better understand yourself and your partner. Sponsor: Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to https://rocketmoney.com/mtr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:53

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Ep 315 Move Left

4/9/2024
Zach wishes his brother a happy birthday. Laura reminisces about old crushes. Zach presents a concept about seeing greater options in your potential responses to your partner and constantly choosing the response that moves you away from conflict and toward connection and intimacy. Sponsor: Paired. Download the PAIRED app at https://www.paired.com/MTR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:03

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Ep 314 Ask Me Anything Part 2

4/2/2024
Laura admits to a potential crime in the most privileged setting possible. Zach drops his wife off for surgery after an argument in the car. After starting strong they return to your questions. The answers to these questions from individual listeners contain insight that will benefit all relationships. Sponsor: Target the root cause of aging with OneSkin. Get 15% off by using code MTR at https://oneskin.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:37

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Ep 313 Ask Me Anything Part 1

3/26/2024
Zach and Laura welcome spring by answering a couple of questions listeners have sent in. They share both their clinical perspective as well as their personal experiences in this first in an AMA series. Sponsor: Target the root cause of aging with OneSkin. Get 15% off by using code MTR at https://oneskin.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:45

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Ep 312 How Your Marriage Ends with Matt Fray

3/19/2024
Zach and Laura chat with author Matt Fray https://matthewfray.com/ about his book This is How Your Marriage Ends https://matthewfray.com/order-book/. Matt's wisdom was hard-earned after a divorce that forced him to look deeply at the skills and habits he lacked in his marriage. You will end this episode with insights that will improve your relationship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:57

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Ep 311 Women are Amazing

3/12/2024
Laura is working to get in the best shape of her life. Zach is celebrating women and recognizing he sometimes gets the Man Flu. They share some great resources that can support you as you seek to grow your relationship. Sponsor: Paired. Download the PAIRED app at https://www.paired.com/MTR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:11

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Ep 310 Training in Costa Rica

3/5/2024
Laura is moving back into her house. Zach recaps his trip to Costa Rica to receive training from Esther Perel and Terry Real. Sponsor: Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to https://rocketmoney.com/mtr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:27

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Ep 309 - ADHD in Marriage with Melissa Orlov

2/27/2024
Zach and Laura are both seeing ADHD be raised as a topic, if not an issue, in their practices. So they are delighted to get to sit down with Melissa Orlov to learn how to address its impact on a marriage. Melissa is a leading expert on the impacts of ADHD on marriage and relationships, the author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage, and the founder of ADHD & Marriage. Their discussion is insightful for those in a marriage impacted by ADHD, or anyone interested in this underdiagnosed neurodiverity. Sponsor: Target the root cause of aging with OneSkin. Get 15% off by using code MTR at https://oneskin.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:07

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Ep 308 Peel the Orange

2/20/2024
Zach shares his impressive home improvement skills. Laura is grateful for a listener's support. They discuss a recent TikTok trend that may have a greater impact on a relationship than many understand. Sponsor: Target the root cause of aging with OneSkin. Get 15% off by using code MTR at https://oneskin.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:26

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Ep 307 The Ingredients of Love with Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD

2/13/2024
Zach has an engaging conversation with Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh about her research and new book Love by Design. Laura is off this week. They discuss the 6 ingredients to build lasting love. You can learn more about Dr. Nasserzadeh's work and order her book at https://www.sara-nasserzadeh.com/ Sponsor: Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to https://rocketmoney.com/mtr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:24

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Ep 306 Marital Collusion

2/6/2024
Zach is a bit annoyed with his auto dealer. Laura is downsizing her car to a much bigger vehicle. They go on to discuss the importance of positive collusion with your partner to better yourself and your relationship. They offer a number of personal examples as well as some tips and tricks to see growth in any marriage. Sponsor: Paired. Download the PAIRED app at https://www.paired.com/MTR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:30

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Ep 305 Vulnerability and Intimacy with Dr. Jessica Higgins

1/30/2024
Zach and Laura welcome Dr. Jessica Higgins to the podcast. They discuss the importance of acknowledging and expressing emotions, modeling vulnerability, and using language that promotes curiosity and understanding in communication. They emphasize the need to slow down, bring awareness to interpretations, and create space for regulating emotions during interactions. Learn more about Dr. Higgins and her work at https://drjessicahiggins.com/ Sponsor: Visit https://lumedeodorant.com and use code MTR for $5 off a Lume Starter Pack Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:19

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Ep 304 Making Sense

1/23/2024
Zach and Laura discuss the role of Wordle in their lives. Laura had a fun conversation with her kid after he walked in on her and her husband. In a roundabout way, this reminds Zach of a tool he's been using in his practice to help couples make meaning of their decisions and experiences. Sponsor: Identify and cancel your unwanted subscriptions, track your bills, and save money by signing up for free at https://rocketmoney.com/mtr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:21

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Ep 303 Feeling Stuck

1/16/2024
Zach and Laura discuss their New Year's goals. They reflect on a kind listener's email offering some critique. In the spirit of new beginnings, they offer a ton of insight into what to do when you are feeling stuck or you feel like your partner is keeping you stuck. Sponsor: Paired. Download the PAIRED app at https://www.paired.com/MTR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:09