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With over 1,000,000 downloads...we have the research, the truth, and the answers you're looking for. You’re not satisfied with your marriage. You’re afraid of ending up alone--but married. Or maybe you fear losing your marriage entirely. Look, we know how tough marriage can be but, like you, we believe marriage should be forever. Many have told us that these weekly shows have helped them to create a marriage they love today and they’re going to treasure for a lifetime. You can see their comments in our reviews. Listen, you don’t have to be unhappy in your marriage. Or alone. Or even considering divorce. Start your marriage towards enjoyment and security today: first, subscribe to our podcast. Second, get our worksheets and other bonus content via Patreon. Third, build a thriving, passionate marriage! Who are we? Caleb has his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and brings you solid, research-based marriage advice once a week through this show. Verlynda keeps his two feet firmly planted on planet Earth! Together, we bring you The Marriage Podcast for Smart People from OnlyYouForever.com.

With over 1,000,000 downloads...we have the research, the truth, and the answers you're looking for. You’re not satisfied with your marriage. You’re afraid of ending up alone--but married. Or maybe you fear losing your marriage entirely. Look, we know how tough marriage can be but, like you, we believe marriage should be forever. Many have told us that these weekly shows have helped them to create a marriage they love today and they’re going to treasure for a lifetime. You can see their comments in our reviews. Listen, you don’t have to be unhappy in your marriage. Or alone. Or even considering divorce. Start your marriage towards enjoyment and security today: first, subscribe to our podcast. Second, get our worksheets and other bonus content via Patreon. Third, build a thriving, passionate marriage! Who are we? Caleb has his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and brings you solid, research-based marriage advice once a week through this show. Verlynda keeps his two feet firmly planted on planet Earth! Together, we bring you The Marriage Podcast for Smart People from OnlyYouForever.com.
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With over 1,000,000 downloads...we have the research, the truth, and the answers you're looking for. You’re not satisfied with your marriage. You’re afraid of ending up alone--but married. Or maybe you fear losing your marriage entirely. Look, we know how tough marriage can be but, like you, we believe marriage should be forever. Many have told us that these weekly shows have helped them to create a marriage they love today and they’re going to treasure for a lifetime. You can see their comments in our reviews. Listen, you don’t have to be unhappy in your marriage. Or alone. Or even considering divorce. Start your marriage towards enjoyment and security today: first, subscribe to our podcast. Second, get our worksheets and other bonus content via Patreon. Third, build a thriving, passionate marriage! Who are we? Caleb has his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and brings you solid, research-based marriage advice once a week through this show. Verlynda keeps his two feet firmly planted on planet Earth! Together, we bring you The Marriage Podcast for Smart People from OnlyYouForever.com.

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Episodes

OYF200 How Working from Home Impacts Your Marriage

9/19/2018
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Are you working from home, or thinking about working from home? In today’s episode, we want to show you how working from home could be a real positive for your marriage — but there are a few potential downsides that you need to be aware of too. I’ve been working from home for a few […] The post How Working from Home Impacts Your Marriage appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:26:02

OYF199 Do You Compete With Your Spouse?

9/12/2018
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Competing with your spouse: is it good, is it bad? Or like us — if you’re playing mini-golf — it’s just plain ugly! At least, as ugly as Caleb’s putting skills… Oh…snap! For some couples, competitiveness is just a bit of fun: even though it may feel like life or death when you’re at the […] The post Do You Compete With Your Spouse? appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:22:04

OYF198 Why a Child Centred Family is Bad for Everyone

9/5/2018
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Is it better to put more energy into your marriage, or should raising your kids properly be your first concern? If you think pouring your everything into your little munchkins is the best way to do things, then this episode may be a bit of an eye-opener for you. We’re going to unpack the relationship […] The post Why a Child Centred Family is Bad for Everyone appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:19:05

OYF197 Figure Out What Your Spouse is Actually Upset About

8/29/2018
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Ever get the feeling that your arguments as a couple are going nowhere? Or maybe you find yourself thinking, “There has to be a better way to solve conflict than this!” Well, there is: turns out there are some essential skills that work for both husbands and wives and can actually lead to deeper intimacy […] The post Figure Out What Your Spouse is Actually Upset About appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:24:19

OYF196 How To Get Your Husband (or Wife) Into Marriage Counselling

8/22/2018
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This has to be one of the most common questions I get emailed about. Turns out, if you can take a little time to understand why men or women react differently to the idea of counseling, then you can dial in your approach to help you and your spouse get the help you need! […] The post How To Get Your Husband (or Wife) Into Marriage Counselling appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:25:29

195 How To Handle Chronic Health Problems in Marriage

8/15/2018
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It seems like with chronic illness in marriage you either hear the extremes of horror stories or, on the other end of the spectrum, some very beautiful stories. I’ve heard of a wife getting a bad form of cancer, the husband deciding he just didn’t want to deal with that and bailing out on her. […] The post How To Handle Chronic Health Problems in Marriage appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:20:04

OYF194 The Hidden Costs of Marriage Problems

8/8/2018
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Life gets really busy and difficult to manage sometimes, and as we encounter some challenges we can lose sight of the forest for the trees. Maybe we have some unexplained health problems or even problems at work and we wonder what is going on? Obviously, there are many potential reasons, but have you considered that […] The post The Hidden Costs of Marriage Problems appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:19:30

OYF193 Holding Onto Self Worth When Your Spouse is Overly Critical

8/1/2018
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Initially, I was a little hesitant about this episode. Dealing with criticism? Sounded like it was going to be a real drain. But as we looked into the research we actually found a lot of hope, not only for you if you are on the receiving end of the criticism, but even for the critic […] The post Holding Onto Self Worth When Your Spouse is Overly Critical appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:25:39

OYF192 The Top 5 Benefits of Creating a Happy Marriage

7/18/2018
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Today’s episode is for those of you who just need to know that the hard work of creating a thriving, passionate marriage is worthwhile. Whatever you’ve been through, however difficult the road ahead appears to be: we really want to distill some hope for you today so that you stay committed to creating something beautiful […] The post The Top 5 Benefits of Creating a Happy Marriage appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:16:46

OYF191 How Much Joy Is in Your Marriage?

7/11/2018
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It’s hard to kick this episode off without thinking of that old Sunday School song, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy down in my heart. Where? Down in my heart!” Joy is that feeling of great pleasure and happiness that fills us in a more lasting way than a situational happiness. It’s something we believe […] The post How Much Joy Is in Your Marriage? appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:19:52

OYF190 What To Do When Your Spouse Has Been Sexually Abused

7/4/2018
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There’s no doubt in 2018 that sexual abuse is a real issue and also one that is not uncommon. 16% of men and 25% of women have experienced some form of sexual abuse[i]. While a lot of the focus in recent months has been on bringing perpetrators to justice, what about the impact of sexual […] The post What To Do When Your Spouse Has Been Sexually Abused appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:24:44

OYF189 When Your Spouse Is a Chronic Liar

6/27/2018
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We have a tough topic today — and unfortunately, it’s also one that is all too common. What do you do when your spouse is a chronic liar? Well, we are going to try to come to this topic with accountability and compassion because trust is so vital to creating a happy marriage. What is […] The post When Your Spouse Is a Chronic Liar appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:23:58

OYF188 How to Increase the Love You Feel Towards Your Spouse

6/20/2018
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Today’s topic is like a coin: one object with two sides. In this episode one side of the coin is increasing the love and the other side of the coin is increasing (or becoming more aware of) “the feel” of love. It’s not only deepening our love but become more aware of how and when […] The post How to Increase the Love You Feel Towards Your Spouse appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:23:56

OYF187 The Art and Science of Hugging

6/13/2018
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What is a hug without the squeeze? In America, they’ll tell you that’s like apple pie without the cheese. We prefer ice cream with our pie but we definitely like our hugs with the right amount of squeeze. Turns out, however, that hugging has been studied fairly carefully in the research! Hugging is Old School […] The post The Art and Science of Hugging appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:17:04

OYF186 What is Love Addiction?

6/6/2018
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Today’s episode is going to be one that will be a complete light-bulb moment for some of our listeners… or else more of a fascinating-and-helpful but not especially relevant episode for many others. Love addiction is a real issue in some marriages, often with devastating consequences. What makes it particularly tricky to understand is that […] The post What is Love Addiction? appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:23:39

OYF185 How to Be Assertive With Your Spouse

5/30/2018
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Sometimes assertiveness gets a bad rap in our culture. As if it’s a domineering or bossy attitude. Not so: in reality, healthy assertiveness is a really helpful tool for marriage communication because it can reduce conflict and increase the quality of your marriage. What is Assertiveness? Assertiveness can often get confused with other, less positive […] The post How to Be Assertive With Your Spouse appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:29:55

OYF184 Is Therapeutic Separation a Good Idea?

5/23/2018
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Today we’re going to be looking at therapeutic or trial separation- the idea of spending some time apart to heal your marriage. For many couples who feel like their marriage is at the end of its tether, this kind of separation might be something to consider. But you need to be aware of the risks […] The post Is Therapeutic Separation a Good Idea? appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:33:02

OYF183 How Your Parent’s Alcoholism Affects Your Marriage

5/16/2018
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Adult Children of Alcoholics — did you know that was a thing? ACOA’s are what we call them for short. If you’re an ACOA it means you had at least one parent with a history of alcoholism, or possibly even a grandparent. The issues you faced as a child can continue to affect the entire […] The post How Your Parent’s Alcoholism Affects Your Marriage appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:18:55

OYF182: So Your Spouse Has ADHD

5/9/2018
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Here in North America we’ve become pretty conversant with ADHD as a culture. How it impacts kids at school, in the home, and so on. But it’s time to start the conversation around how ADHD impacts marriage. Did you know that your marriage can be a place that fosters a reduction in the problematic symptomatology […] The post So Your Spouse Has ADHD appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:19:42

OYF181: How To Get Your Abusive Husband Into Therapy…Safely

4/25/2018
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If your husband is abusive it can be really, really difficult to get him into therapy for help. And yet, this leaves the wife in a very difficult place — not only because of the abuse — but because usually the burden of mending the relationship and the problems are placed on her. That’s part […] The post How To Get Your Abusive Husband Into Therapy…Safely appeared first on OnlyYouForever.

Duration:00:23:23