Alvean talks with Doug about how to navigate the challenges that come with every relationship. When is it time to fight for the relationship and when do you call it quits? For a full transcript of this episode, click here LL42-Fight or Flight
Doug and Alvean talk about that time most of will face in our lives when we must care for our significant other--whether it is making them their favorite chicken soup or something more serious. What is expected of you and how do you keep your spirits and those of the one you love positive? For a full transcript of this episode, click here LL41-In Sickness & in Health
Alvean and Doug discuss the prospect of growing older and learning to embrace the changes that come with aging. How do you learn to love your older self and not just tolerate it? For a full transcript of this episode, click here LL40-Growing Older
Doug and Alvean talk about what happens when the chemistry and romance in your relationship takes a backseat to life. What does it mean, and what should you do about it? For a complete transcript of this episode, click hereLL39-After the Love
Alvean and Doug talk about how you can remain positive when surrounded by negativity, and how to ensure it does not become negativity inside you. For a full transcript of the episode, click here LL38-Staying Positive in a Negative World
Compromise is an essential ingredient in every loving relationship. Finding the right balance is not always easy and learning how to bring others along without insistence or manipulation is the art of persuasion. Doug & Alvean talk about how to respect points of view other than your own and listen for and find points of agreement that lead to a positive outcome whether it is in resolving conflict or strengthening the ties between two individuals. A full transcript of this episode van be...
Learning to listen, really listen to another person is an art and vital to loving relationships. Doug & Alvean talk about how we let ourselves become distracted and how we can learn to tune in to what our loved ones are really saying. A complete transcript of the episode is here:LL36-Listening-Tune in or Tune out
We love our children and our animals--they are our family but sometimes they have a way of getting between couples. Alvean and Doug talk about this challenge frankly as they discuss why and how individuals make their kids or pets unbidden accomplices in distancing themselves from their other half. For a full transcript of the episode click here: LL35-When Kids or Pets are in the way
Is it true? Do couples that have a strong spiritual bond also have a strong emotional and physical bond? Doug and Alvean explore this theme and how faith plays out in relationships. For a complete transcript, click here: LL34-Couples That Pray Together
Every relationship has intervals of passion and occasionally periods that are less vibrant and more pre-occupied with the day to day business of life. Alvean and Doug talk about how couples can restore the passion when life begins to crowd it out, and how to keep that spark alive in spite of the many challenges that come with living. A full transcript of the episode can be found here:LL33-How to Bring Passion Back?
They say it is the root of all evil, maybe so. What we do know is that money is frequently a subject about which couples argue and it can be one that is a source of considerable disagreement. Why and how couples enter into these disagreements is the subject of this episode. For a complete transcript, click here:LL32-Why Do couples Quarrel About Money?
Flirting is fun and healthy..sometimes. Why and how men and women flirt is a fun topic that Alvean and Doug take on with their usual candor and sense of humor. In a serious vein they explore how to avoid the pitfalls. Flirting can add to your relationship or become a stumbling block. To find out how, listen to the episode and read a transcript here: LL31-Why Men and Women Flirt
Men are from Mars--women from Venus. Really? We know there are key differences in how men and women process their feelings and thoughts, how the behave, and how they relate to one another. Alvean and Doug unravel this question and talk about how these differences complement one another. For a full transcript of the episode, click here:LL30-How Men and Women Differ
Alvean and Doug respond to listener's questions about why couples fight. What are the most common issues and how do you stop the patterns of behavior that lead to quarreling? To read a full transcript of this episode, click here:LL29-Why Do Couples Quarrel?
Doug & Alvean talk about the healing power of love. More than just our emotions are affected by our relationships. Strong bonds can have a powerful healing affect on our bodies, minds and spirit, while some toxic relationships can lead us to a lifetime of pain and hurt. Which is yours? For a complete transcript of this episode, click here:LL28-Can Love Heal?
Alvean and Doug take on the difficult business of making a choice when confronted by strong feelings for more than one person. How do you sort out your feelings and decide what's best for you? Find out in this episode. For a full transcript, click here: LL27-Can you love two people equally?
What can you do when you are in a lopsided relationship and your partner makes everything about them? Doug & Alvean tackle the question of narcissism and selfishness in relationships and methods for coping with them. A full transcript of the episode can be found here:LL26-It is all about me
There are times when being lonely can be healthy and nurturing. Doug & Alvean talk about how to use your time alone to build a stronger sense of your self and prepare for a meaningful relationship with others. A full transcript of the episode can be found here:LL25-Savoring Loneliness
When couples have control issues it's often not pretty. Why do people do this? How can you avoid fights over control in your relationship? For a full transcript of the episode, click here:LL24-You're not the Boss of Me