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Fighting for Love with JereMy and Claudia Rankins

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

Uncompromising Intimacy with Alexandra Stockwell

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

How Navigate Mental Health in Your Marriage with Michelle Nietert

Michelle Nietert smiling in a red shirt

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 .

Register for my Strengthen Your Connection During Quarantine Masterclass on Thursday, May 28th here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/masterclass

Book a Relationship Breakthrough Call with me here: https://calendly.com/onthebrightersideofmarriage/30min

Understanding and Communicating Effectively About Finances with Leslie Tayne, Esq.

My guest today, Leslie Tayne, Esq. is an attorney who has helped hundreds of couples understand their finances and financial options. Her experiences in her own marriages gives her a unique perspective and understanding of the importance of communication and forgiveness in this area. It’s important to know the facts in order to make decisions that affect your life, relationship and bottom line. I would listen to this episode with a pen in hand.

If you have additional questions about anything we discussed in the episode, you can visit her website at taynelaw.com and subscribe to her monthly newsletter, where she sends out the latest financial news and tips to help better manage your money. You can also find her on Twitter @lesliehtayneesq and on LinkedIn.

You can also find Tayne Law Group on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @taynelawgroup. Additionally, you can call in at (866-890-7337) for a no-obligation phone consultation.

Register for the online, live webclass: How to Strengthen Your Connection During Quarantine without Getting Under Each Other’s Skin on Thursday, April 30th at 7 pm MST here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/masterclass.