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This podcast explores the inner workings, struggles, challenges, and beauty of being in a relationship. It goes deep in uncovering how people have overcome challenges to become engaged and then married. It intentionally focuses on getting perspective from married men of color, especially married Black men, while providing a platform where people can learn from their stories. This podcast also highlights the mental burdens that stem from societal pressures, generational curses, gender related norms, and personal expectations.

This podcast explores the inner workings, struggles, challenges, and beauty of being in a relationship. It goes deep in uncovering how people have overcome challenges to become engaged and then married. It intentionally focuses on getting perspective from married men of color, especially married Black men, while providing a platform where people can learn from their stories. This podcast also highlights the mental burdens that stem from societal pressures, generational curses, gender related norms, and personal expectations.
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This podcast explores the inner workings, struggles, challenges, and beauty of being in a relationship. It goes deep in uncovering how people have overcome challenges to become engaged and then married. It intentionally focuses on getting perspective from married men of color, especially married Black men, while providing a platform where people can learn from their stories. This podcast also highlights the mental burdens that stem from societal pressures, generational curses, gender related norms, and personal expectations.

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English


Episodes

S01.E12 - There's always that pressure

11/24/2019
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In this episode (There’s always that pressure), I discuss family and preparing for a child while growing your relationship. I conclude my conversation with my friend from episode 10 and 11, who’s recently married, and further examine his journey towards as well as in marriage. We talk about having a baby prior to marriage, the adjustments you have to make as well as the potential impact it may or may not have on your decision to get married. We share thoughts on living with your partner...

Duration:01:07:24

S01.E11 - Marriage is a choice

11/17/2019
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In this episode (Marriage is a choice), I discuss some of the choices and adjustments you have to make in marriage. I continue my conversation with my friend from episode 10, who’s recently married, and further examine his journey towards as well as in marriage. We talk about the difference between being in love and being with the right person. We explain why marriage is a choice and the importance of taking the initiative early on to understand your partner’s perspective on marriage. We...

Duration:00:53:45

S01.E10 - Proceed at your own risk

11/10/2019
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In this episode (Proceed at your own risk), I discuss dating, long distance relationships, and demanding lifestyles. I talk to a friend, who’s recently married, and examine his journey towards as well as in marriage. We talk about navigating long distance relationships, how to build a solid foundation and address conflict within one. We discuss the importance of asking a lot of questions upfront and supporting your partner’s unique interests. We uncover challenges that stem from juggling...

Duration:00:46:41

S01.E09 - Prevention instead of mitigation

11/3/2019
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In this episode (Prevention instead of mitigation), I discuss relationships and getting married after going through a divorce. I continue my conversation with my friend from episode 8, who’s been recently re-married, and examine his journey towards finding love again. We discuss the value going to premarital counseling before getting engaged and the types of conversations it sparks. We talk about why it’s critical to find out what's important to your partner and resources that can help...

Duration:00:54:34

S01.E08 - It's almost like death

10/27/2019
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In this episode (It’s almost like death), I discuss the breakup from a divorce and rebuilding to find love again. I talk to a friend, who’s been recently married, and examine his journey towards getting marriage for a second time. We examine the tough lessons and growth that come out of a divorce as well as the emotional toll it takes to separate from a long relationship. We discuss the thrills and struggles that are part of today’s dating scene. We explain the importance of being upfront...

Duration:00:43:22

S01.E07 - It's a two way street

10/20/2019
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In this episode (It’s a two way street), I discuss being a relationship with an alpha woman and how children can impact a marriage. I finish my conversation from episode 6 with a friend, who’s been married for almost 5 years, and examine his marriage thus far. We discuss the importance of intimacy and issues that come from prioritizing sex in a relationship. We uncover the value of being vulnerable and transparent, as well as the importance of creating safe spaces for your partner. We...

Duration:00:56:59

S01.E06 - Some things are just a marathon

10/13/2019
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In this episode (Some things are just a marathon), I discuss the enduring journey of marriage, the road to get there, and the critical considerations to keep in mind when selecting your partner. I talk to a friend, who’s been married for almost 5 years, and examine his journey towards as well as in marriage. We explore some of the mental hurdles and personal obstacles that hold men back from popping the big question. We talk about the issues that come with searching for the “perfect”...

Duration:00:56:23

S01.E05 - She completed me

10/6/2019
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In this episode (She completed me), I talk about the process of managing the business of a relationship and the work it takes to sustain a good relationship. I wrap up my conversation from episode 3 and 4 with a friend, who’s been recently married, and examine his journey towards marriage. We discuss how the strengths and weaknesses of a partner impact the business of a relationship. We highlight the growth that occurs from both sides in a serious relationship. We examine how love...

Duration:00:46:52

S01.E04 – There is no playbook

9/29/2019
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In this episode (There is no playbook), I talk about the stress of navigating tough personal seasons while in a relationship and some of the personal growth required to be a good partner. I continue my conversation from episode 3 with a friend, who’s been recently married, and examine his journey towards marriage. We discuss the importance of having support during extremely difficult personal times and struggles. We focus on what it means to really understand your partner in marriage and...

Duration:00:44:21

S01.E03 – You have to be 100% in

9/22/2019
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In this episode (You have to be 100% in), I talk about the role sex can have in your relationship and explore how to navigate dating without sex. I talk to the husband of a good friend, who's been recently married, and examine his journey towards marriage. We discuss some of the mistakes men make by not closing the loop on previous relationships. We explain why it is necessary to have a good circle of people around you for advice and support. We uncover how attractive it can be to meet a...

Duration:00:48:54

S01.E02 – Filling in the gaps

9/15/2019
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In this episode (Filling in the gaps), I explore how social media and friends can impact your relationship. I continue my conversation from episode 1 with a friend, who's been recently married, and examine his journey towards marriage. We discuss the desires in men that never go away while exploring the adjustments that are required to make a relationship work. We examine the general concept of a proposal and how men may view it different than women. We talk about how past experience...

Duration:01:03:22

S01.E01 – That unquantifiable feeling

9/8/2019
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In this episode (That unquantifiable feeling), I explore the feelings that stem from really loving someone. I talk to a friend, who's been recently married, and examine his journey towards marriage. We explore what it means to shoot your shot and the persistent mindset men have to have to approach and get to know women. We talk about the general categories that men typically put women in when dating and how that may impact behavior and their interactions. We uncover some of the obstacles...

Duration:00:44:31

S00.E01 - Prelude and introduction

8/12/2019
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In this prelude episode, I introduce myself as your host and provide insight to the catalyst for creating the I Think I Love My Wife (ThinkLoveWife) podcast. In my journey to seeking relationship advice, I realized how important it is to seek counsel from people that are currently married. It also made me realize the void there is when it comes to getting the perspectives of married men of color, especially married Black men. My goal is to have honest, real, and authentic conversations...

Duration:00:09:21