Episodes We Love: When Your Loved Ones Just Don’t ‘Get It’
Our loved ones are the people who are supposed to understand us. But what if they just…can’t? Where do we turn then, and how do we fight the feelings of resentment that this lack of understanding can stir up?
A lighthearted podcast, #SorryNotSorry is a podcast hosted by a married couple who play games and discuss silly topics and mundane ones, all with a wonderful respect for each other. It will make you want to strive for a kinder, more fun relationship with your partner.
Dear Sugars isn’t just a relationships podcast; it’s a “how to live your life” podcast. With all the compassion of the original advice column, the Sugars read letters from people in all kinds of crises, including whether to get married or divorced and what it’s like to cheat — and be cheated on.
Stronger Marriages: The Anatomy of Marriage Podcast
On the brink of divorce several years ago, Melanie and Seth Studley learned how to weather the storm, and they’re not afraid to talk about their battle scars. The first season of Stronger Marriages primarily focuses on their all-too-familiar story, while expanding into a “collective of different voices” of other marriages. Stronger Marriages believes that “marriage can and should be mutually fulfilling, satisfying, healthy, and to be honest, mind-blowing.” That’s right. Move over #relationshipgoals, #mindblowingmarriage is the next hashtag. Even if your relationship isn’t a daily battle of the sexes, it’s worth a listen.
Better Conversations on Money and Marriage
It’s no secret that finances are often the most heated point of contention in relationships, as it’s tangled into expectations, pride, and well, our hard-earned dollars. Derek and Carrie Olsen dive into this daunting subject, with podcasts featuring personal financial problems they had to face at the beginning of their marriage, the kinds of marital money conflicts they see again and again, the conversations you should have about money while you’re still dating, financial goals you should set together, and how to successfully co-budget (i.e., how to talk about it without being awkward and/or wanting to go off into an angry shopping spree of revenge).
Confessions of a Terrible Husband
With the byline as “Lessons Learned from a Lumpy Coach,” this is a funny and insightful, listen from the male perspective. Self-proclaimed “non-expert,” host Nick Pavlidis is equal parts self-deprecating and light-hearted, as he shares his own stories mixing it with interviews from real relationship experts, while often pairing it with his own down-to-earth insights. One of my favorites was that when he imagined the perfect husband for his daughter, he realized he was nothing like that ideal. Ouch. While mostly made for men, it’s still relatable for women and can remind us what typical marital problems look like from the other side.