Summary: I Do Podcast interviews today’s most successful and inspiring relationship experts, therapists and couples. Hosted by Chase and Sarah Kosterlitz, I Do Podcast is all about inspiring young couples to create a fulfilling and happy relationship. Our weekly podcast will give you great advice to improve your relationship and fun ways to keep the spark alive. Each episode we will interview amazing relationship experts who share their knowledge on building successful and lasting love. Our guests will provide daily tips to improve your relationship, advice for young couples, amazing books and resources and much more. Join us on our journey to create lasting love!
The incidence of infidelity in the United States is greater than 50%. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that we're doing something wrong. A huge part of preventing infidelity is communication with your partner. For example, have you communicated your deepest sexual desires to your partner without fear of judgement? Today's show will outline the steps to share feelings like this and to affair proof your relationship.
When expectations in your relationship don’t meet reality, disappointment is bound to happen. Whether you find yourself struggling with too high or too low expectations, finding the balance is key to being happier and more satisfied in your relationship. Listen to today’s show with Dr. Sarah Vannier to learn how to manage expectations and avoid disappointment in your relationship.
We all know our relationships would benefit from limiting the amount of time we spend on our phones. So, why is it so damn hard to put the phone down!? The average person spends about 4 hours each day on their phone - 4 HOURS! What if we spent 10% of that time nurturing our relationship? That's 10 full hours a month that can be dedicated to date nights. Yes, please! Listen to today's show to learn how to put your phone down and reconnect with yourself and your partner.
John Kim chats relationship advice with us about: Learn why mutual respect should be a foundation of your relationship, How to address your partner in a non-blaming way for conflict resolution, Why it's important to respond and not react in your relationship, How to accept your partner for maximum relationship happiness, Why self awareness is one of the most valuable tools in a successful relationship and much more!
Megan Murray chats with us about the top tools and insights to navigate the world of online dating, how to send better messages to attract the right relationship match online, the counterintuitive reason removing your online dating filters can help you find true love, how to set up your online dating profile to attract the best partner, how to time your messages for maximum response rates and interaction, and understand the biggest mistakes people make when online dating so you can avoid them.
Dr. Bernard Golden chats with us about how you and your partner can manage your anger for a happier relationship, understand that unless you are the ultimate enlightened being, you will experience some form of anger in your life, how to take a mental pause to scan your body and deal with anger appropriately, why keeping an anger log can help you manage knee-jerk reactions and unnecessary anger and using compassionate words with yourself and your partner to dissolve an angry situation.
Darlene Lancer chats with us about how unrealistically high standards can hurt your relationship, why becoming aware of self-talk and beliefs is important in dealing with perfectionism, learn the type of perfectionist you or your partner are in order to improve the relationship, how to work with your inner critic, learn how you or your partner can become a healthy perfectionist that does not damage the relationship and why challenging your beliefs can be a valuable exercise in improving your relationship.
Dr. Jeremy Sherman chats with us about how to avoid escalating a disagreement into a fight, determining where the fight is coming from by asking, "Is it stemming from you, me or us?", mirroring your partner to help talk your way through a disagreement, how going meta and thinking about how you are thinking can help resolve conflict in your relationship and why it's important to not become the 'judge' of the disagreement with your partner.
Dr. Zack Carter chats with us about how to monitor social media use for a healthy marriage or relationship, why online emotional infidelity can be just as damaging as an actual affair, how 'carefronting', rather than confronting, your partner is a more productive way to problem solve, what Zach thinks about one-on-one friendships with the opposite sex when you are married or in a relationship and find out if you should create a joint Facebook account with your partner.
Vicki Larson and Susan Pease Gadoua chats with us about why it's important to be clear on what you want in your marriage or relationship, learn the many interesting alternatives to traditional marriage, why matching your expectations with your partner's is a key to a successful marriage, open marriages and how they can be structured and creating a contract for your relationship in order to find success.
Dr. Lisa Firestone chats with us about how vulnerability will help your relationship by creating more intimacy, how to cultivate vulnerability in yourself and your partner, why it's important to ask for what you DO want rather than what you DON'T want, how to get in touch with your real feelings underneath anger, how to create an atmosphere of safety in your relationship to talk about feelings and much more!
In this episode we interview Dr. Ilene S. Cohen, Ph.D. and discuss relationship advice topics that include: why commitment is the baseline and foundation of a relationship, why it's important to think separately from your partner in a relationship, how to manage your own functioning and avoid trying to manage your partner, why we become emotionally triggered and how to deal with it, how to take an objective approach to a triggered response and why it's important to not judge yourself for becoming triggered.
Gal Szekely is the founder of The Couples Center, a rapidly growing hub for relationship counseling and education in San Francisco area. He is an adjunct faculty at CIIS and JFK universities where he teaches couples counseling and an instructor in the Hakomi experiential therapy method. His work is especially effective since it integrates mindfulness and the wisdom of the body-mind connection. Gal and his wife, Liron, lead popular weekend premarital workshop for couples called Love Made Simple.
Kristen Holbrook is a Registered Clinical Counsellor based in Coquitlam, BC. Kristen offers both individual and couples counseling in her private practice. She has specialized training in the area of trauma and has been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). In addition to her private practice work, Kristen provides counseling to women who have experienced historical and domestic abuse in an agency setting.
Maureen Hosier is a licensed psychologist, specializing in the troubled dynamics of individuals in their romantic relationships and in their family and work place relationships. Maureen and her sister, Berta Hosier Conger, co-authored two books titled, You'll Do Anything for Her and You'll Do Anything for Him. They look at a common issue for many in relationship, both men and women, who give up themselves to make the relationship work.