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Author: Zach Brittle and Laura Heck at forBetter

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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 www.forbetter.us.
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Zach and Laura discuss the pendulum swings we take in relationships.   
Laura is dealing with a full load and tiny balls. Zach forgot how to solve a Rubik's Cube. They go on to address two listener questions and provide a TON of practical tips for improving your relationship. 
Laura is flying solo today and interviews Hyrum Osmond, Disney animator. They discuss the path to his dream job and the impact on his relationship.  Be sure to check out his #warmhugscampaign on Instagram
Ep 136 The In-Laws

Ep 136 The In-Laws

2020-10-2027:11

Laura is not liking her soup. Zach is not liking Laura's house or the person who administered his COVID test. But, rest assured, he's negative.  They discuss a listener question regarding the in-laws. 
Laura is headed on what sounds like a pretty sweet vacation. Zach circles back on the conflict he was in with his wife last week. Laura's husband is getting some internet traffic. They go on to answer a listener question from Brazil about managing anger in your relationship.   
Both Zach and Laura talk about the importance of walks for each of them personally and in their therapy. They go on to discuss some ways of disrupting the established patterns of conflict in your relationship.   
Zach and Laura welcome Ed Rush, an author, speaker, and advisor, to discuss how his experiences as a decorated Marine fighter pilot translate to his relationship with his wife.   
Laura finds the wrong Zach on Instagram. Zach expresses an opinion on a Netflix movie and gets some push-back from the social square. They go on to discuss how couples can not just get through the pandemic but really grow their relationship buy bridging back 3 practices from early in their courtship. 
Ep 131 Hurt Feelings

Ep 131 Hurt Feelings

2020-09-1531:40

Laura is a superhuman with self-healing powers. Zach is reminded of the importance of kindness. They go on to discuss a listener's question regarding what to do with hurt feelings when feel your partner has not been kind.    
Ep 130 After the Fight

Ep 130 After the Fight

2020-09-0828:05

The kids are headed back to school. Zach is excited to get back in therapy. This leads to a discussion about the frequency of therapy and how often is helpful. Laura gives an update on her biking injury. They go on to discuss a listener's question about what to do after conflict.  If your needing support, reach out to our sponsor Better Help. 
Laura is nursing some wounds after a bike accident. Zach has a finger out of whack. This leads them into a discussion of attractive doctors they have had over the years. They go on to discuss the way we approach questions to our partner. Is it an investigation or an invitation. 
Zach is now a hand model and cracking afternoon beers. Laura is business up top and casual on bottom. They discuss different strategies for disrupting the negative patterns of communication in your relationship. 
Laura is rocking her trailer skills, even with the Austin Powers' style turns. Zach is thinking about yoga and stepping up his health game. They then address a listener's question about leadership in their relationship. 
Laura has a trailer in her front yard. Zach's t-shirts are fitting better. They discuss what is sometimes the core fear for a man and a woman.   
Recorded while Laura was on the road, Zach is joined by Ni'coel Stark to discuss the Enneagram. Ni'coel is a corporate intelligence strategist who brings a great deal of experience into the value and use of the Enneagram. Listeners who are unfamiliar with the Enneagram will find reason to explore this ancient tool and folks who are already Enneagram fans will find fresh insights.
Laura is back from her travels and COVID has hit close to home. She is celebrating a birthday. Zach is experimenting with glass blowing, kind of, and has mastered the Rubic's Cube. They go on to discuss if there is anything to gain from inspirational Instagram quotes. 
Zach and Laura discuss some of their favorite clients. Laura tries to convince you to listen to a different podcast. They then discuss the importance of valuing the relationship over being "right" in any disagreement. 
Zach and Laura have to work out their own communication conflicts. Laura is headed out on a great adventure and Zach is welcoming back his kids. They throw out a Hamilton challenge, and go on to discuss a listener question about building trust after an affair.     
With Laura out gallivanting around the Northwest in her RV Zach is sharing a recording of a talk he did for ParentMap It's full of valuable takeaways. You might want to have a notebook handy for this one.  See the full talk on Facebook
Ep 120 Good Defenses

Ep 120 Good Defenses

2020-07-0126:36

Laura controls the weather and gets into a great intense conversation with her husband about switching household roles. Zach is pretty certain he is not interested in that for him and his wife. Zach is getting a week without his kids. Laura doesn't share her sex dream. They go on to have a great conversation about defensiveness. 
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ForexTraderNYC

Zach is such a niceguy/gentleman n Laura is such a bully / insensitive chiq ( in fun Way) love you guys.

Oct 19th
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Skallia Ray

I dont think college is a good example. college should not be about spewing out what you hear on a test. even though that's what it is now a days. it should be able expressing points of view and questioning everything you hear. if college is only about the test then our college system has failed.

Jul 23rd
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Skallia Ray

This is so relevant for my life right now. I feel like we are never on the same page. one is either dreaming and the other is discussing or one of discussing the other dreaming. wow. this hit home.

May 13th
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Jessica Miller

omg I almost forgot about that part of The Never Ending Story

Mar 17th
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Jessica Miller

omg funny... I'm like both of you guys perspectives with this zombie apocalypse haha.

Mar 17th
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Jessica Miller

blessed by your course.... was needing something like this since my husband won't fully commit to anything to help us and he also doesn't want to really spend any money to do things better in it... thank you for the 3 options of promo codes because I would love to give a little something even but my husband would be like... now what's that and to talk to him about us doing this and getting an answer back is impossible... I feel BLESSED!!!!

Mar 17th
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BELINDA STANGER

epidode 74 has the new intro but the podcast that plays is a repeat of episode 73. castbox or MTR? hubs ans I love listening to you two.

Jul 2nd
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Sarah King

Love these!!!

Mar 29th
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Ashika Lanser

You guys make me feel better. Period. Thank you

Jun 12th
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Joylyn Slager Judkins

I have 4 children, I honestly am offended at the idea is suggested that they're "demons" we're hitting the age of selfish parents. that is why they think children are horrible. parenting is a balance and showing my children that my husband matters most to me is in MY control. kids dont control the relationship... didn't agree with this point of view from licensed counselors.

Jan 26th
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