Communication Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Marriage

Strong marriages rest on solid foundations.

That foundation? Communication.

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Are You A Relationship Score Keeper?

Keeping score in a relationship is, unfortunately, all too common. It becomes even more obvious when it’s the third time this week you’ve done dishes or you literally can’t remember the last time your partner initiated sex.

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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 # 017 – Valentines Day Is For LOSERS

Do you love Valentine’s Day? Or are you a grinch like Melissa and Marie? Today’s episode talks about The Worst present Marie got for Valentine’s Day, the only present Melissa got, and how we both agree that Valentine’s Day is for the birds.

We both agree that there a many reasons why we don’t celebrate it. Not only is it on our mom’s birthday, but we also discuss how it’s a Mean Girl holiday.
[Disclaimer: we do realize that there are nice girls out that that just love celebrating love. #doyoubooboo]

Share your thoughts and Valentine’s Day plans with us on Instagram (@sisterwivespodcast) You’ll also be able to find a picture of Marie’s hilariously horrible Valentine’s Day present.

Episode # 011 – Hobbies

Hobbies can be a great way to connect with your spouse. They can also be a great way to annoy your spouse. Today Melissa and Marie talk about the hobbies their men have, their own hobbies (or lack thereof), and how pretending to be into a hobby could possibly kill you.

And for those of you that are a lot like Marie and Melissa, we’re here to tell you you’re not alone. … Obviously. We get it. Hobbies sound intimidating, honestly. And we’re very low-pressure kind of people, you feel me. I feel like “hobbies” are strictly reserved for people who obsess over their “thing.” Like, stamp collectors and knitting-clubs. But I know that they don’t have to be that serious or time-intensive. I’ve come to realize that hobbies are just things that you genuinely enjoy doing in your spare time or have a true interest in it. We’ve created a list of reasons on why you need hobbies aka just something you enjoy doing and that you carve out time for. It tends to be therapeutic and can actually create some interesting friendships. 

And for those of you that are wanting to find that list of weird hobbies that I talk about in the podcast, check it out here. Maybe you and your tots will become avid toy-voyagers.

Episode #006 – Getting on the Same Page (special guest!!!)

In this episode Melissa and her new husband, Shawn, talk about getting on the same page! Like many of us already know, being on the same page is harder than it sounds, and it’s definitely something that couples don’t even realize is an issue. Because of this, Melissa and Shawn share about how they recently regrouped and made sure their goals for their life together were lined up. And (surprise, surprise) initially, they weren’t. 

Just like football, soccer, or doubles-tennis, marriage is a team-sport. And much like any team sport, it comes with a game-plan and with an unimaginable support system. And in order for the team to do well, they must communicate the plan they want to take together.

Melissa and Shawn used many different tools to shape their “page” and to make sure that they were both committed to it. One of them was to answer these questions together and with an open mind.

 

Episode #004 – Proposals + How To Get Engaged

In this episode, we talk about our proposals and how to make sure that each step you take in your relationship is the right step for the both of you. There are many factors that should be considered when you’re thinking about spending the rest of your life with someone; if you can’t have these serious, “adult” conversations, then maybe it’s time to have a hard look at the person across the table from you.

Because this subject can be a little hairy, we created a few tips on how to have those hard conversations to make sure you’re in the right mindset and environment to work together as a team. And once you’ve decided to have these important sit-down meetings to discuss where you are in your relationship, take a peek at these questions to ask one another before getting engaged or married.