Conversation with Polyamory expert Dr. Elisabeth Sheff
After reading the book, The Polyamorists Next Door, Danielle was so interested in the topic that she asked the author and polyamory expert, Dr. Elisabeth Sheff, to come on the podcast to teach them about a lifestyle which they knew very little. Not to be confused with Polygamy, Polyamory is the act of being open to having more than one consenting relationship, and any gender can partake in having multiple partners. As the book title suggests, Polyamorists truly are living around us, but they are often too frightened to reveal their preferences because of all the stigmas attached to that identity. Dr. Sheff answers Danielle and Adam’s questions concerning how jealousy is dealt with in these relationships, how does one find poly partners, and how Dr. Sheff herself became so fascinated with the community. Promo Code: MARRIAGE $5 Coupon *Offers are at the time of this episode release, and may change.
The Expectations Episode
Are our expectations for ourselves, our partners, and those around us too high? Are we setting ourselves up for failure? Is social media causing us all to feel we pale by comparison? Adam and Danielle discuss all of this, how their own upbringings has influenced their set of expectations, and what our expectations for our own kids are. Maybe if we can start figuring out a way to appreciate for what we already have and instead of concentrating on what hasn’t happened or gotten done, we would all walk around feeling even a little more satisfied and content. Episode Sponsors: Promo Code: 15MARTINIS
Neat Method - Tips For Home Organizing
When Danielle decided she wanted to surprise Adam by finally attempting to organize their house, she reached out to Neat Method to help her. but she had some stipulations: the people who came to help had to be fun, non-judgmental, and not ask her to hug her clothing to see if she still loves it or wants to donate the item instead. She wound up having such a great time, that she asked the ladies to come back and answer some listener questions all about some simple ways to make our routines easier, stop drowning in laundry, and what really is the right way to store a fitted sheet. What ensued was a really fun conversation with some helpful information for parents everywhere who want to make their lives a little easier each day, and so we can stop drowning in clutter and start being able to breathe in our own homes again. Episode Sponsors: Promo Code: mnm
Mother's Day Episode: Inspiring Mom, Valli Gideons
Valli Gideons joins us to talk all about being the wife of someone in the military who has been deployed ten times throughout their marriage. She's also raising her two children, both of whom are deaf, and uses her blog, My Battle Call, to educate as many people as possible about the hard of hearing. As moms, we are stronger than we often believe and more capable than we often give ourselves credit. Valli is one example of just how tough and unstoppable moms are. We are so grateful that she took the time to speak with us and answer all of our questions on Marriage and Martinis. Episode Sponsors: Promo Code: MM50
"The Mental Load" With Life Coach Amy Alpert
A recent study shows that 86% of us are feeling exhausted and overwhelmed by a this ongoing burden that is now finally being labeled as, "The Mental Load." In honor of Mother's Day, which is quickly approaching, Adam and Danielle sat down with resident Life Coach Amy Alpert to discuss how moms, especially, seem to constantly be weighed down by balancing the schedules, chores, appointments, household duties and emotional burdens that saturate everyday familial life. By opening up a dialogue, breaking down all the moving parts, and "making the invisible visible," we can finally realize what steps we need to be taking to ease some of this burden and share this issue of "the mental load." If you and/or your spouse are suffering from this oftentimes ignored issue, this is definitely an episode you won't want to miss, and hopefully, you will listen to it, together, to get the conversation started. Episode Sponsors: Giveaway!