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Join Kate and Eric MacDougall as they talk about all things Intimacy. Growth in your marriage doesn't need to be a drag! We make growth and connection fun, and give you actionable skills to make sure the best years of your marriage are ahead of you!

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Canada

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Join Kate and Eric MacDougall as they talk about all things Intimacy. Growth in your marriage doesn't need to be a drag! We make growth and connection fun, and give you actionable skills to make sure the best years of your marriage are ahead of you!

Language:

English


Episodes
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Is your Partner having Sex Out of Obligation?

6/24/2024
In this episode, Kate & Eric explore the complexities of sexual desire and connection in long-term relationships. Topics: ➡️ The complexity and individuality of women's sexual desire ➡️ Distinguishing between openness and initiation in sexual relationships ➡️ The importance of trust and communication CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:38:12

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How to Help your Spouse be a Better Parent

6/17/2024
In this episode, Kate & Eric discuss how to navigate tough conversations in relationships, focusing on parenting disagreements. Topics: ➡️ Addressing disagreements on parenting styles without shaming your partner. ➡️ Utilizing a framework for challenging conversations that emphasizes understanding. ➡️ Supporting each other in moments of frustration and establishing trust. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:40:09

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Why you’re a People Pleaser & how it might not be your fault

6/10/2024
In this episode, Kate & Eric dive into understanding and managing people-pleasing tendencies in relationships. Topics: ➡️ The origins and emotional roots of people-pleasing, including societal influences. ➡️ Understanding and managing the fight, flight, freeze, fawn, and fix responses. ➡️ The importance of setting boundaries and holding space for genuine connection. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:31:14

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Understanding What Creates Disconnection in your Marriage

6/3/2024
In this episode, Kate & Eric dive deep into understanding the Window of Tolerance and how it affects our relationships. Topics: ➡️Different tolerance levels in various situations ➡️Communicating tolerance levels to support each other better and grow together. ➡️ Emphasizing empathy and mutual support in relationships. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:29:40

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Overcoming Resentment in your Relationship

5/27/2024
In this episode, Eric and Kate MacDougall explore the nature of resentment in relationships and how to tackle it head-on. Topics: ➡️ Understanding resentment as a result of unmet expectations. ➡️ The importance of grieving and forgiving past mistakes. ➡️ Expressing needs and expectations through courageous communication. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:31:02

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How to Support your Partner with Tough Decisions

5/20/2024
Eric and Kate discuss the best ways to support your partner when they're faced with difficult decisions. Topics: ➡️ Understanding the natural "fix it" mentality in men and its impact on relationship dynamics. ➡️ The importance of collaborative decision-making and aligning choices with personal values. ➡️ Building empowerment and self-trust through secure attachment and unconditional support. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:24:32

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The ONLY Way to Get Unstuck in your Marriage

5/13/2024
In this episode, Eric and Kate MacDougall explore the concept of the "two choice dilemma" and its impact on personal and marital decision-making. Topics: ➡️ Understanding the "two choice dilemma" and its role in forcing difficult choices. ➡️ Real-life analogies illustrating common dilemmas in work and relationships. ➡️ Strategies for overcoming fear and making proactive, transformative decisions. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:28:13

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How to Get More of What You Want and Need in your Marriage

5/6/2024
Kate & Eric explore effective ways to advocate for personal needs and improve communication in relationships. Topics: ➡️ Expressing Personal Needs: Learn the importance of clearly communicating your desires in relationships. ➡️ Deeper Desires Behind Wants: Discover the underlying emotional needs behind your expressed wants. ➡️ Strategies for Fulfillment: Get practical advice on advocating for your needs without blame and fostering deeper connections. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:31:24

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How to Strengthen Emotional Intimacy with your Partner

4/29/2024
In this episode, Kate and Eric MacDougall explore the profound impact of emotional granularity on relationships. Topics: ➡️ The importance of a broad emotional vocabulary. ➡️ How mindfulness and embodiment deepen emotional understanding. ➡️ The benefits of expressing diverse emotions in relationships. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:31:27

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Questions to Improve your Sex Life (Part 2)

4/22/2024
Eric and Kate MacDougall explore the dynamics of sexual desire and intimacy in this insightful episode. Topics: ➡️ 'Brakes and Accelerators' Explained: Discussing the factors that influence sexual desire. ➡️ Impact of Personal History: How background and daily stresses shape sexual dynamics. ➡️ Enhancing Communication: Strategies for improving intimacy and understanding in relationships. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:38:53

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Questions to Improve your Sex Life (Part 1)

4/15/2024
In this week's episode, Kate & Eric explore the depths of sexual desires and communication. Topics: ➡️ Normalizing Sex Talk: Reducing stigma around discussing sexual desires openly. ➡️ Self-Reflection on Sex: Understanding what motivates personal sexual desires. ➡️ Communication Barriers: Overcoming societal pressures and personal fears in discussing sex. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:32:07

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Connecting to your Sexual Energy

4/8/2024
In this episode, Kate & Eric talk about the realm of sexual energy, creative expression, and the power of connecting with life force. Topics: ➡️ How creativity and nature help balance our energy. ➡️ Fun ways to express ourselves and feel free. ➡️ Healthy tips for feeling good and energized. CLICK HERE FOR THE EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:33:00

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What Does Your Wife Mean When She Needs Space

4/1/2024
In this episode, Kate & Eric discuss the importance of personal space in relationships, how to support each other during these times, and effective communication to maintain a strong connection. Topics: ➡️ Understanding why someone might need space and how it feels. ➡️ Tips for supporting your partner without overwhelming them. ➡️ Ideas for staying connected and showing care, even when apart. CLICK HERE FOR THE EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:27:49

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Why your Partner isn't Initiating Sex

3/18/2024
In this episode, Kate & Eric dive deep in to the contrast between spontaneous and responsive sexual desire and its impact on relationships. Topics: ➡️ Spontaneous vs. responsive desire ➡️ The effect of initiation on intimacy ➡️ Adapting to your partner's desire type CLICK HERE FOR THE EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:25:27

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How to be Vulnerable with your Partner

3/11/2024
In this episode, Kate & Eric explore vulnerability in relationships and its crucial role following conflicts. Topics: ➡️ Understanding self-validated vs. other-validated intimacy. ➡️ The role of attunement in healing post-conflict. ➡️ Approaches to being vulnerably honest after disagreements. ➡️ Personal growth through navigating conflict and vulnerability. CLICK HERE FOR THE EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:26:59

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A Guide to Better Financial Conversations Between Partner

3/4/2024
In this episode, Kate & Eric discuss how to have better financial conversations between partners. Topics: ➡️ How to talk openly about money. ➡️ The difference between budgeting and tracking expenses. ➡️ Managing financial stress through communication. CLICK HERE FOR THE EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:28:54

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Why Are Men So Angry?

2/26/2024
Kate & Eric take a deep dive into improving communication and empathy in relationships. Topics: ➡️ Understanding your partner's deeper needs beyond everyday complaints. ➡️ Looking beneath the surface to find the real issues affecting your relationship. ➡️ How societal expectations shape our roles and interactions in relationships. ➡️ Practical advice for better communication and stronger connection with your partner. CLICK HERE FOR THE EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:30:47

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Removing Barriers to Intimacy

2/19/2024
This episode examines the impact of digital distractions on intimacy, urging a rediscovery of genuine connection in relationships. We chat about: ➡️The journey to reconnect with long-term partners ➡️Strategies to cultivate deeper connections ➡️Benefits of facing the discomfort that comes with reducing screen time, leading to personal growth and improved relationship quality CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:24:16

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Overcoming Stress and Anger in your Marriage

2/12/2024
In this episode, we explore effective ways for partners to support each other through stress and anger, emphasizing empathy, communication, and self-care. Topics: ➡️ How to empathetically understand and respond to a partner's stress and anger without internalizing their emotions. ➡️ Strategies for communicating effectively during stressful moments and providing support that respects both partners' needs. ➡️ The importance of setting healthy boundaries and practicing self-care while helping a partner navigate their emotional challenges. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:26:06

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Nurturing Intimacy Without Pressuring your Partner

2/5/2024
In this episode of the Evolved Marriage Podcast, Kate and Eric discuss strategies in maintaining a strong and intimate connection. Topics: ➡️ The Importance of Boundaries in Relationships ➡️ Starting Conversations about Intimacy and Pleasure ➡️ Building Emotional Safety and Trust CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Book Your Breakthrough Plan FREE RESOURCE - The Four Skills to Evolve your Marriage

Duration:00:29:30