My guest today is my good friend, Jessica Frew, who is a wife, ex-wife, mom, and step-mom. We are talking about the challenges she has faced and how she has come out of them even stronger. She talks about her two marriages and how she, her husband and her ex started a podcast together called, Husband in Law. They discuss how they have created a healthy family and working relationship with each other and how they have chosen to show up for their daughter!
She talks about how to keep fighting even when life deals you a seemingly impossible hand, and how feeling love, respect and safety with your spouse can truly create that emotional and intimate connection we all long for. With this beautiful connection, couples are able to express themselves and be vulnerable and share those parts of themselves with each other that otherwise might feel uncomfortable.
In her practice, she helps women understand that they are worthy as they are and to stop selling themselves short. She talks about the importance of understanding your self worth and taking ownership of any situation you’re given in life to start showing up as the person you want to be. Once you understand this concept, it doesn’t matter what anyone else does or thinks!
You can connect with Jessica on Facebook at @jessicafrew, Instagram at @husband_in_law or on her podcast, Husband in Law.
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It would really seem as if these two people came from two separate worlds. Claudia, being born and raised in Mexico until the age of 10 and JereMy, a bad boy from a large city in Texas. The two met while attending college where JereMy was working on his psychology degree after serving 5 years in prison and Claudia was preparing to attend Law School on the other side of the state. With the willingness to work together and continued devotion of time and communication, the two fell in-love. 8 years later, JereMy and Claudia have accomplished their career goals and have a young family. This may sound like a happily ever-after ending, but JereMy and Claudia, like so many other families have experienced struggles. Some of their struggles are associated with cultural background and differences.
In this interview, the couple shares some of their ongoing struggles and how they stay connected and dedicated to each other, their growing family and God.
Learn more about them, their relationship and the good they are doing in the world at: Ig: @minortomajortx and Fb group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thelifeafterprison
Get a copy of JereMy’s book Minor to Major here: https://www.amazon.com/MINOR-MAJOR-Turning-Setbacks-Come-backs/dp/0578682079
Today we are chatting with Alexandra Stockwell MD, author of the book Uncompromising Intimacy. She is a relationship and intimacy expert just like me. Alexandra believes that when both people know how to love and be loved for exactly who they are, the relationship is juicy, nourishing and deeply satisfying.
Alexandra is breaking the traditions of marital advice and teaching couples that compromise does not lead to long term relationship success. We should not let our spouse’s needs become more important than our own. Not to say that you should get your way all the time or that you dominate the relationship, instead learning how to be vulnerable with each other and honest about our wants and desires.
How do we do this? By cultivating curiosity, being curious about your partner and asking questions about what they like and don’t like. This allows us to be more curious about ourselves and we can learn and accept our own desires and needs.
Every interaction we have with our spouse that isn’t sex is foreplay. Moments throughout the day are either bringing you closer together or building up walls, resentment, and separation. We discuss ways to have difficult conversations with our spouses that can not only end with our desired outcome, but also builds excitement to get into the bedroom.
For more information, check out her website at: https://www.alexandrastockwell.com/
To download and read the first chapter of her book for FREE go to: https://chapter.alexandrastockwell.com/
If you would like to download my freebie – 51 Ways to Initiate Sex with Your Spouse, you can do so here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/51waysinitiate
In my conversations with Jennifer Lehr of WeConcile, we talk about why it’s important to understand your partner’s deepest feelings, needs, triggers and desires, how to make your relationship easy and how to rebuild trust after a betrayal.
Join us for a new series on Women’s Sexual Health starting next week.
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Today’s episode is a chat with mental health professional, Michelle Nietert. Michelle is a licensed professional counselor with half a dozen specialties, serving the entire State of Texas via telehealth.
In this interview, we talk about how to navigate a mental health diagnosis in your marriage, how to show up from a loving position and her new book for tween girls, Loved and Cherished.
You can find more of Michelle Nietert’s wonderful resources at: http://michellenietert.com/. You can preorder Loved and Cherished on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0310769973/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1 .
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