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35:29 2022-06-14
You can’t get rid of us that easily. While this is sadly our last episode (for now), we can’t help but reflect on all of the fantastic moments this podcast has brought us! We have loved connecting with you all and hope you will continue to follow our ...
35:27 2022-06-07
Do you ever feel like the life you’re living isn’t good enough? As humans, we’re constantly striving for the next best thing. We think, “if only I had a better job, lived in a different city, had a better partner,” etc. In this episode, Jon and ...
41:18 2022-05-31
A true friend celebrates your wins, supports you in times of need, and is an all-around good listener. They’re there for you! But sometimes, it’s not always easy to be a good friend. Life happens, responsibilities get in the way, and other things prio...
22:10:08 2022-05-24
Communication is key- or is it? Strong communication in a relationship is commonly known as an essential tool for success. However, it’s a little more complicated than that. In this episode, Jon and Alex talk with best-selling author, TEDx speaker, psyc...
51:56 2022-05-17
No ragrets, not even a single letter. Life is a rollercoaster! While there are many ups and downs, it ultimately sculpts us into who we are. But can you still have regrets? In this episode, Jon and Alex speak with a super special guest, Jon’s Dad! They ...
50:45 2022-05-10
Goodbye, 20’s! Hello, 30’s! Reaching the big 3-0 should be like any other birthday, but entering a new decade can come with several underlying social expectations. Questions like, “what have you accomplished?” and “are you doing enough?” enter...
41:26 2022-05-03
Are you known as the nice person in your group? Are you willing to drop everything when someone needs you? Do you feel bad when you say no? Would you give away your firstborn if someone asked? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a ...
22:08:41 2022-04-26
When a relationship ends, it’s hard to imagine your life without the other person. There are several reasons why someone might want to keep an ex in their life after a breakup, but is it the best choice? In this episode, Alex and Jon talk with their fri...
59:01 2022-04-19
There’s nothing worse than reaching the last episode after binge-watching your favorite series. Thankfully with guests Taylor and James, the entertainment never has to stop. This week Alex and Jon chat with fellow TikTokers Taylor and James about the or...
40:23 2022-04-12
WE’RE BACK, BABY! After a month long bae-cation, Alex and Jon are back and ready to give it to you straight. This week they discuss the importance of prioritizing your relationship. Many things in life require our attention, work, friends, kids, etc. bu...
22:02:03 2022-03-01
Working with your partner might sound like a nightmare to some, but could it be your recipe for success? When you both have shared dreams and goals, the sky’s the limit! This week Alex and Jon talk with their managers turned friends, Ashley and Cameron,...
46:00 2022-02-22
Does your partner complain about unloading the dishwasher because they “don’t know where things go?” or maybe they don’t do the laundry because they don’t know the “right” way to do it. This behavior is called “weaponized incompetence,” ...
45:08 2022-02-15
What’s better than taking a vacation, you ask? A vacation with friends! Traveling with friends can be a great experience, but this might not be the best idea if you have different travel styles. In this episode, Jon and Alex discuss what you should cons...
32:12 2022-02-08
When you first start dating someone, you might be a little more reserved, dress to impress, and go the extra mile to make a good impression! Eventually, you get to a point in your relationship where you can relax and be yourself. You get comfortable with ...
56:45 2022-02-01
Leaving any relationship is a hard decision, but walking away from a toxic partner can be more complicated than you’d imagine. Your relationship with this person becomes an addiction. A rollercoaster of highs, lows, and unanticipated emotions! But all t...
50:28 2022-01-25
The rise of social media in the early 2000s grew into something none of us could have imagined! But does too much of a good thing become a bad thing? A tool that connects others from across the world also brings people down. In this episode, Jon and Alex ...
22:02:12 2022-01-18
Let’s face it; life is hard. And we can almost guarantee that you are not alone in your struggles. In a world where being independent and self-sufficient is celebrated, it can be hard to accept that you could use a helping hand. In this episode, Jon and...
38:58 2022-01-11
It’s easy to assume that everyone knows to say please and thank you or hold the door open, but what about when to put the phone down or why it’s not ok to invite an unexpected guest? In this episode, Jon and Alex discuss social matters that are often ...
47:17 2022-01-04
“New Year, New Me!” We’ve all said that phrase, heard that phrase, or at least seen it written as a caption on an Instagram post. Instead of a resolution, many of us simply want a fresh start! But what are we actually doing to refresh ourselves in t...
35:20 2021-12-28
And that’s a wrap! 2021 has come to an end, and it has been quite a year! If you’re like most people, you’ve probably been thinking about resolutions and goals you want to hit for 2022. January, we start strong, and then life gets in the way. Our pl...
48:58 2021-12-21
Visiting family for the holidays can be stressful, especially if you’re joining your partner for the first time! Nobody wants to have uncomfortable conversations with family members they hardly know, or worse, join in on awkward traditions. In this epis...
52:45 2021-12-14
Going to couples therapy can be a proactive tool for a healthy relationship! Most people believe that you can only ask for help when things are bad, but that is far from the truth. This week Alex and Jon chat with fellow husband and wife TikTokers, Anna a...
38:38 2021-12-07
Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s the holiday season and we’re diving right into gender stereotypes. 9/10 times women are more harshly criticized and categorized for their sexual history. Most people have a past but does that play a role in their future? In today’s ...
56:36 2021-11-30
Another personality test? You bet! In this week’s episode, Alex and Jon chat with enneagram experts *ahem*, “non” experts, on all things enneagram. There are 9 enneagram personality types that can be used as a tool to help us gain a deeper understan...
34:49 2021-11-23
People continue to disagree on this controversial topic, “can men and women just be friends”? Hundreds of romantic comedies address this question based on heterosexual relationships because it is all too common! In this episode, Alex and Jon talk abou...
45:34 2021-11-16
No matter how much you love your partner, there’s bound to be something they do that will annoy you. Every relationship is filled with habits and annoyances that can crawl under your skin, but is it a deal-breaker? In today’s episode, Alex and Jon tal...
48:34 2021-11-09
In a world where you constantly feel like you’re being judged, it can be difficult to show parts of you that are different than what’s considered “normal.” In today’s episode, Jon and Alex talk to author Joseph Aguila about being a parent, teach...
34:21 2021-11-02
We’ve all heard the saying, “stop and smell the roses.” However, it’s easier said than done. In a fast-paced world, we often forget to take time to appreciate the moment we’re in! With cell phones in our back pocket, we have unlimited access to ...
48:19 2021-10-26
Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Sometimes we have bad mornings, and other times those bad mornings turn into bad days. Instead of just letting the little things go, you let it eat you up inside and ruin (what could have been) a perfect day! ...
38:26 2021-10-19
The age-old question “can people change?” is one that you might as yourself more often than not. Your friend, family member, or partner might continue to make false promises, just to fall back into their old habits. We want to believe people when they...
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