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176 - Can Online Dating Lead to Marriage? With guest Marisa Cohen - Encore

8/16/2018
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Welcome to our encore presentation of The Couples Expert podcast with your host Stuart Fensterheim. This episode originally aired in March of 2017. This is episode 176 of our show. Stuart’s guest on the show is Marisa Cohen, A professor at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY and the Director of the Self-awareness and Bonding Lab. Marisa is an expert in gender differences and science of relationships. Stuart and Marisa will be discussing how online dating impacts couples and what is the...

Duration:00:36:50

175 - Secrets and Lies - Is There A Way Back - Encore

8/9/2018
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This is an Encore Presentation, this podcast originally aired in May of 2015 so please ignore the contest and the Mother’s Day greetings. Hello and welcome to this encore presentation of The Couples Expert Podcast with your host , Stuart Fensterheim, The Couples Expert. Listen in as Stuart talks about emotional affairs and the impact of these on your love relationship. What you’ll learn from today’s podcast: Emotional infidelity can be a bigger violation than having sex with another...

Duration:00:44:33

Infidelity from a Female Perspective with Alicia Taverner

8/2/2018
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Welcome to our encore presentation of The Couples Expert podcast with your host Stuart Fensterheim. This episode originally aired in September of 2016. This is episode 174 of our show. Stuart’s guest today is Alicia Taverner. Alicia is a MFT therapist in CA working with people on trust issues and helping women find the calm within the storms in their lives. Alicia and Stuart are discussing infidelity from a female perspective. Thanks for listening. Stuart talks a bit about his passion...

Duration:00:41:48

173-Staying Together when Work Keeps You Away!

7/26/2018
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Hello and welcome to The Couples Expert Podcast with your host Stuart Fensterheim. This is episode 173 of our show. Today Stuart talks about coping with separation issues in your relationship related to work. How do we keep a close and connected relationship with our partners when we don’t get to spend a lot of time together? Listen as Stuart discusses this important topic. There are so many fun holidays in July and Stuart wants you to celebrate them all! Aunt and Uncle’s Day, Bugs...

Duration:00:42:04

172-Show Yourself Sharing the Real You with Intimacy Expert Allana Pratt

7/19/2018
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Hi and welcome to The Couples Expert. This is episode 172 of our show. Today Stuart welcomes guest Allana Pratt to the podcast. Allana is an author and intimacy expert who specializes in helping people to open up and find a place of authenticity within themselves. Everyone has the desire to be heard, to be seen for who they are, and to have the ability to share their true selves with a partner. Listen as Stuart and Allana discuss this very important topic. What you’ll learn from today’s...

Duration:00:46:32

171-Sex Lies and Marriage Counseling

7/12/2018
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Hello and welcome to The Couples Expert Podcast with your host Stuart Fensterheim, The Couples Expert. This is episode 171 of our show. Today Stuart is going to be discussing the impact of lies and deceit on your love relationship. There’s nothing more uncertain than questioning whether you can count on what your partner is telling you is the truth. Can you believe what your partner is telling you? Is your partner really there for you? What kind of relationship do you have if your partner...

Duration:00:30:03

170-It Isn't Your Fault - Surviving Domestic Abuse with guest Mickie Zada

7/6/2018
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Welcome to The Couples Expert Podcast with your host Stuart Fensterheim. This is episode number 170 of our show. This week, Stuart is joined by guest Mickie Zada, who runs the Surviving Abuse Network. Mickie left her abusive marriage 16 years ago after over 30 years of abuse. She helps women get out of abusive situations and begin to heal. What you’ll learn from today’s podcast: We can live in denial of abuse for a very long time 1:41 There’s so much trauma that women in abuse hold...

Duration:00:29:15

169-USING SEX AS A WEAPON

6/28/2018
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Hello and welcome to The Couples Expert Podcast. Stuart is talking today about a subject you don’t hear much about. It’s an adult subject, so please use discretion when listening or use your headphones! This is episode 169 of our podcast. Listen as Stuart talks about using sex as a weapon or for leverage in the relationship. Have you ever done that? You’d be surprised how many couples do. Summer is here and we’re all spending more time with our partners and families. Stuart recommends...

Duration:00:30:56

168-In Love and In Sync - What is a Soulmate

6/21/2018
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Hi and welcome to The Couples Expert with your host Stuart Fensterheim. This is episode 168 of our show. Today Stuart talks about the concept of being in a relationship with your soulmate. Do you need to be with a person you consider to be your soulmate in order to have a close and connected relationship? Is having a soulmate always a positive thing? Listen as Stuart explains what it means to have a soulmate. What you’ll learn from today’s podcast: Definition of a soulmate vs. a life...

Duration:00:26:18

167-The Gift That Keeps on Giving, the Gift of Birthday Sex

6/14/2018
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Hello and welcome to episode 167 of The Couples Expert Podcast. We’re so happy you’ve joined us for one of my (and I hope your) favorite topics. Stuart is ready to tell you all about how to make your partner feel loved and important and so special in your life. The gift that keeps on giving is the gift of birthday sex! Stuart is examining being a therapist and dealing w/ individuals with mental health issues. Sometimes clients go off the deep end and it’s scary as a counselor. In voicing...

Duration:00:26:25

166-Do opposites attract Personality Types and Communication with Alex Swire Clark

6/7/2018
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Alex Swire-Clark is Stuart’s Guest on Episode 166 of The Couples Expert Podcast. Alex is a human behavioral and communications expert with a background in education. He’s got some insight to share on a model of human behavior that impacts relationships. Stuart brought him on the podcast to talk about communication issues between personalities in a marriage. June means that wedding season is in full swing so this episode is rather timely in that the discussion is geared towards...

Duration:00:31:40

165-The Curse of the Shoppers Husband

5/31/2018
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Hi and welcome to The Couples Expert. This is episode 165 of our show. Today Stuart is going to talk about a subject that you may be all too familiar with. Shopping meltdowns!!! Ever go shopping with your spouse and it feels like you’re stuck in a chamber of horrors waiting endlessly for your partner to finish shopping so you can just go already? If this sounds like a feeling you understand, you’ll be right there along with Stuart as he discusses his own shopping meltdowns. Listen in; it...

Duration:00:29:59

164 Broke and Broken - The pain of financial infidelity

5/24/2018
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Hello and welcome to The Couples Expert Podcast with your host Stuart Fensterheim. This week on the show, Stuart is going to discuss the pain and consequences of financial infidelity. This kind of relationship injury has an incredible impact on a couple. Listen as Stuart talks about how financial infidelity can break your relationship, and how to repair it. Stuart has just returned from his spring vacation with his wife, where he got to unplug from the Internet for a while. It was a...

Duration:00:37:13

163 Lovemaking for Life

5/17/2018
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Welcome to The Couples Expert podcast! This is episode 163 of our show. This week’s topic is about the joys and challenges of keeping a close and connected sexual relationship as we age. Our bodies will continue to change over time, and no matter how emotionally connected we are to our partners, the process of aging can introduce doubts and insecurities into our intimate life. Listen as Stuart tackles this important subject today. What you’ll learn from today’s podcast: Sexuality in...

Duration:00:31:48

162 In sickness and in health - Love and Chronic illness with guest Lauren Selfridge

5/11/2018
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Hello and welcome to this episode of The Couples Expert podcast with your host Stuart Fensterheim. This is episode 162 of our show. This week Stuart welcomes Lauren Selfridge to the podcast. Lauren became interested in becoming a therapist after being a lifelong client of therapy. She wanted to be a couple’s therapist. While in school she began to have symptoms of what she later learned was Multiple Sclerosis. Lauren is joining us to talk about a topic that is important to a lot of...

Duration:00:36:53

161 When You Are One Foot Out the Door, How Do You Get In?

5/3/2018
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Hi and welcome back to The Couples Expert Podcast with your host Stuart Fensterheim. This week’s topic is “One foot out the door and how to fix it.” This is episode 161 of our show. The meaning behind the title, as you will soon see, is more about being fully invested in your relationship. When you’re all in as in poker, you don’t leave yourself an “out.” That’s what Stuart will be discussing in this very important podcast episode today. See Stuart’s Facebook Live on the gratitude he has...

Duration:00:29:53

160 Virtually in Love - Possibilities and Pitfalls of Virtual Connections with guest Jim Thomas

4/26/2018
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Hi, and welcome to The Couples Expert with your host Stuart Fensterheim. This is episode 160 of our show. Thank you for listening today as Stuart welcomes guest Jim Thomas back to the show. They will be discussing social media and some of the pitfalls of getting connected through the Internet and the impact of that on your life and relationships. Listen in as Stuart and Jim discuss this very important and timely subject. What you’ll learn on today’s podcast: Tech advances allow access...

Duration:00:43:19

Love is Your Superpower

4/19/2018
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Hi and welcome to The Couples Expert Podcast with your host Stuart Fensterheim. This is episode 159 of our show. This week’s topic is the Power of Love. Do happy endings happen? Is there such a thing as happily ever after? It can sound a bit trite, but as Stuart will discuss, love is one of the most powerful forces in our lives. When we’re in the right place emotionally and in the right relationship with our partner, that love can be unstoppable! Listen in as Stuart shares about real...

Duration:00:21:45

158 Failing our way to true love with Guest Amy Lyle

4/12/2018
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Hi and welcome to The Couples Expert podcast with your host Stuart Fensterheim. This is episode 158 of our show. This week’s podcast is so much fun. Stuart’s guest is author Amy Lyle. While Amy is not a couple’s expert, she brings a fresh take to our podcast with her Book of Failures and her unique and humorous perspective on love and relationships. Amy was restless in her stay at home mom role so she took a job with a non-profit and began writing. A self-described “Domestic Disaster”,...

Duration:00:41:16

Episode 157 - Age is Just a Number

4/5/2018
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Hi, welcome to The Couples Expert Podcast. This is episode 157 of our show. Thanks for joining us. Listen today as Stuart talks about the challenges that couples face when there’s a large age difference between them. Love happens when we least expect it and sometimes you fall in love with someone who is much older or younger than you are. Love happens! Stuart tells about a couple who contacted him after he had stopped seeing in counseling. They reached out to him to ask him to officiate...

Duration:00:24:15