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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 marriagetherapyradio.com.
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Ep 174 A Shared Story

Ep 174 A Shared Story

2021-07-2734:23

Zach vows not to get Laura anything for her birthday, but he might end up getting her a chessboard. Operation "Blue Check" continues in earnest. To help out, be sure to follow @marriagetherapyradio   They discuss how to handle conflict when you can't agree on what the story even is.   
Zach is moving his schedule around so he can be at his kid's soccer games. Laura is gearing up for her triathlon. They discuss the need for couples to do the work when seeking help for their relationship. They talk about the Art & Science of Love, a workshop based on over 40 years of research from The Gottman Institute. Zach and Laura will be the instructors for the October event.  To register go to https://www.gottman.com/mtr. Don't forget to use the discount code mentioned in the episode. 
Laura is jumping into her local fitness scene with both feet and possibly into sex therapy with both hands. Zach is exercising his social media skills. They go on to discuss the impact of words; what is said, how it's said, and how it's heard, on your relationship.   
Project "Blue Checkmark" is well underway. Laura just got back from a camping trip and Zach is thinking about watching a Netflix show that is sweeping the nation. They go on to discuss a listener question regarding their attraction to a coworker.   
Laura is back in school. Zach is learning about how social media works. They discuss the process of therapy and the importance of being the author of your own story.   
Zach and Laura welcome Logan Ury to the podcast (for the second time, kind of) to share her data driven insights into finding, growing, and keeping love. You will also get to hear what kind of museum she would open. 
Zach is in sync with Chicago while in Charlotte. Laura is losing sleep thinking about her clients. In his jetlagged state, Zach shares how a mistake in a text message led to a great insight about repairing a rupture in your relationship.   
Ep 167 Life Themes

Ep 167 Life Themes

2021-06-0825:04

Zach and Laura saw each other in person after nearly 2 years and it was less eventful than you would think. Laura shares some thoughts on a book about life themes.   
Zach and Laura talk with Candice Czbubernat about topics and issues relevant to LGBTQ relationships. It's a wide-ranging interview with more than a few surprises. Also, Zach doesn't throw rocks. Learn more about Candice at thechristiancloset.com
Zach is feeling really good about some stuff in life. Laura is reminded about how the good things in life fill our account, which leads to their discussion of the Gottman Magic Relationship Ratio.
After confirming that they would survive the interview, Zach and Laura learn about Laura Doyle and her book, The Empowered Wife. 
Laura is needing some self-care. Zach doesn't want any more friends. They discuss a listener question about life balance and also discuss some current client concerns.   
Ep 162 Quadrants

Ep 162 Quadrants

2021-05-0428:15

Zach has a microphone puppet. Laura wants to get a different kind of puppet. They go on to discuss the power of using quadrants to identify where you are and where you want to be. 
Zach and Laura sit down with Screen Crush's Ryan Arey to discuss the relationship wisdom of WandaVision and other SciFi superheros.   
Zach is sitting in the dark. Laura has a burning throat. Laura brings a skill-building topic that is sure to help any relationship. 
Zach and Laura interview Nate and Kaley Klemp about their new book The 80/80 Marriage.
Laura's kid is in the basement and her husband is on vacation. Zach is ramping up for college visits. They proceed to talk about Part 2 of Emotional Intelligence. Grab a pen and paper because you will want to ATTUNE to this conversation.
Laura is exhausted after a whirlwind road trip. Zack is continuing his LEGO builds. They go on to have a great discussion on the importance of emotional intelligence and offer some great tips on how to grow it.  
Ep 156 Dumb Dads

Ep 156 Dumb Dads

2021-03-2341:37

Zach is flying solo this week and gets to interview Kevin and Evan from The Dumb Dads Podcast, two stay-at-home dads doing the best they can. 
Ep 155 Mailbag

Ep 155 Mailbag

2021-03-1629:05

Zach is watching Stranger Things while building even stranger things. Laura got outplayed by her husband.  They pick a couple of listener letters to respond to on the podcast. Although the questions are specific to the listener, their insights can be helpful for any relationship.  
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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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