Long Distance Relationship

Shawn’s job requires him to travel a lot. Usually it’s within the States, but this past year he has almost exclusively been traveling to China.

He usually has to be there for 3-5 weeks at a time, which can put a damper on our dynamic.

And for those of you that doesn’t listen to the podcast (yet), our dynamic is that of two co-dependent dogs. (please refer to season 2 episode 2: China, please don’t take my man).

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Episode # 020 – Love Languages, and Zodiac Signs, and Meyer Briggs– Oh My!

Today’s podcast is going to talk about how we like to be loved. It’s how your Love Plant or Love Tank is filled and fed, if you will. One of the best ways to see what truly fills you up is to take the Love Language Quiz. This shows you the 5 major ways that people show and want to receive love, and it can be such a relationship saver to know these foundational details about yourself and your spouse.

And if you’re more a personality test believer, we show you all the different ways the Meyer Briggs personality types act in a relationship.

Episode #007 – Setting Goals

As a follow-up to our Getting on the Same Page (Episode #006), Marie and Melissa talk about how setting goals prepares you and your marriage for success. Without a goal in-mind, it’s easy for paths to diverge and find yourself thinking “how did we end up here?”

We also take a closer look at goals we’ve set personally. Melissa has made it her mission to continually feed Shawn’s love plant every week by leaving him random thank-you notes. This is inspired by his love language: words of affirmation. During the podcast, Marie even comes up with her new, personal goal to help feed her relationship and Mark’s love plant (carving out specific, uninterrupted time for him once a week).

So. Because this topic is so, SO, SO important, and constantly glossed over, we’ve also created a pdf of some sample goals you can set as a team, for yourself, and for other areas of your life.