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From Long Distance to Marriage

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Hosts Aindrea and Rich were in a long distance relationship separated by over 5,000 miles, from Arizona to London. They closed the distance and are fast approaching a decade of marriage, having experienced many ups, downs and challenges along the way. From Long Distance to Marriage exists for all types of relationships, and covers topics often not discussed. The podcast covers date ideas for couples who can be together physically and those who can't, the difficulties in relationships and how to overcome them, and the vital role of communication. And much, much more. This is a podcast where listeners can get involved. Aindrea and Rich read every email and social interaction they receive, giving their insight on every step of a relationship that followers want to know about - from long distance to marriage.

Hosts Aindrea and Rich were in a long distance relationship separated by over 5,000 miles, from Arizona to London. They closed the distance and are fast approaching a decade of marriage, having experienced many ups, downs and challenges along the way. From Long Distance to Marriage exists for all types of relationships, and covers topics often not discussed. The podcast covers date ideas for couples who can be together physically and those who can't, the difficulties in relationships and how to overcome them, and the vital role of communication. And much, much more. This is a podcast where listeners can get involved. Aindrea and Rich read every email and social interaction they receive, giving their insight on every step of a relationship that followers want to know about - from long distance to marriage.

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United Kingdom

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Hosts Aindrea and Rich were in a long distance relationship separated by over 5,000 miles, from Arizona to London. They closed the distance and are fast approaching a decade of marriage, having experienced many ups, downs and challenges along the way. From Long Distance to Marriage exists for all types of relationships, and covers topics often not discussed. The podcast covers date ideas for couples who can be together physically and those who can't, the difficulties in relationships and how to overcome them, and the vital role of communication. And much, much more. This is a podcast where listeners can get involved. Aindrea and Rich read every email and social interaction they receive, giving their insight on every step of a relationship that followers want to know about - from long distance to marriage.

Language:

English


Episodes

65: E65: How to discuss whether or not you want to have children

2/23/2020
Having children is a big decision, and not right for everyone. In episode 65, Aindrea and Rich discuss how to have the conversation with your partner, the important points to consider, and why it's important to talk even if you both know you want children. Plus, they look at the emotional aspect of why people may not want them, as well as why it can be upsetting and hurtful when people ask "When are you getting pregnant?"

Duration:00:59:53

64: E64: Handling religious differences

2/16/2020
Religion is a sensitive topic. For those with faith, it's wonderful. Those without it may see it as harmful or pointless. In episode 64, Aindrea and Rich talk with Alice (from daretodoubt.org) and David (from The Graceful Atheist podcast) about their own journeys, what role religion has played (and continued to play), and how it affects their relationships - including David's marriage featuring religious faith as a central role, only for him to eventually lose his faith and have a difficult...

Duration:01:49:18

63: E63: The importance of the little things

2/9/2020
Valentine's Day is just a few days away and so to continue the tips for showing your love, Rich & Aindrea discuss the importance of small gestures this week. From anticipating your partner's needs and doing them a service to listening to their wants or desires and delivering - without being asked - this episode is a must listen. Not everything has to be a grand gesture, and more often than not, a small, thoughtful act holds more power than a big, bold move. This episode is sponsored by...

Duration:00:33:38

62: E62: Expressing love languages for Valentine's Day

2/3/2020
Most people have heard about love languages. There are books on them, endless blog posts, and one of our earlier episodes was all about them. But a lot of this information just tells you what they are and how to work yours out - they often don't explain how to utilise the information. For example, you might know your partner likes words of affirmation. Great! But what next? If you don't know how to provide those words of affirmation, you're back at square one. In this episode, with...

Duration:00:30:56

61: E61: Next-level communication

1/19/2020
It’s easy to say couples need to communicate more, but sometimes a serious conversation isn’t the answer to a problem. What about non-verbal communication - what part does this play in a relationship? From watching for tells that your partner is upset about something to understanding what messages your behaviour is sending your partner, in this episode, Rich & Aindrea cover next level communication. If you find verbal talks don’t always help you handle problems in your relationship, this is...

Duration:00:44:39

60: E60: Common interests for couples

1/12/2020
Sometimes as a relationship moves on, couples can find it difficult to establish common interests. Is it ok to have your own interests separate from your partner? What should you do if you and your partner don’t have any interests in common anymore? What if your partner’s hobbies are taking them away from you? It’s a complex issue and one that Aindrea and Rich discuss in this week’s episode. Stream now to find out more.

Duration:00:30:48

59: E59: Making your partner feel special

1/5/2020
Once the haze of new love settles, we can find ourselves scratching our heads and unsure how to make our partner feel as special as we did in the early days. Sometimes we're oblivious, and sometimes our partner makes it clear that they don't feel as special or loved. Either way, it's vital that both people in a relationship do what they can to keep this feeling alive. Listen for date ideas, inspiration for small gestures, and ways you can tune in to find out how to give your partner what...

Duration:00:24:05

58: E58: New Year's resolutions for couples

12/29/2019
2020 is just around the corner and many of us are taking stock and reflecting, as well as planning for what we want in the new year. But what about your relationship? What could you and your partner do in 2020 to make it the beginning of your happiest chapter yet? In the last episode of 2019, Rich and Aindrea discuss ideas for resolutions couples can work toward together, and how to do so.

Duration:00:33:29

57: E57: Keeping Christmas special for couples

12/22/2019
With Christmas just a few days away, Rich and Aindrea offer tips for how to make sure you keep the season special for you and your partner. From ways to find time for just the two of you, ideas for making new traditions, and keeping it special if you’re still long distance, this episode is here to help keep your Christmas romantic and memorable.

Duration:00:21:15

56: E56: The 7 year itch

12/15/2019
What is the 7 year itch and why does it affect so many couples? From tips to coping with ruts in your relationship to ideas for getting things back on track, this is a great episode for anyone currently out of sync in their relationship, or looking to be proactive.

Duration:00:35:32

55: E55: Managing communication expectations

12/8/2019
This week Aindrea and Rich bring you another special episode requested by a listener. Are you and your LDR love struggling to get on the same page in terms of how much you should be talking, texting, or FaceTiming? Communication is the biggest part of a long distance relationship, so it’s understandable that a lot hinges on just how much time you spend talking. So whether you’re not talking enough, you feel your partner wants to communicate more than you can manage, or you just can’t seem to...

Duration:00:40:16

54: E54: First year of marriage with Marcus and Ashley

12/1/2019
This week Aindrea and Rich have a special episode and were joined by Ashley and Marcus, the couple behind Our Peaceful Family (https://ourpeacefulfamily.com) , a website dedicated to helping newlyweds navigate the first year of marriage. But couples at all stages of their marriage can benefit from their experience. Listen as they discuss their own very challenging first year and some of the biggest challenges marriages can face. https://ourpeacefulfamily.com

Duration:00:49:56

53: E53: Surviving the holidays in a long distance relationship

11/24/2019
The topic of this week’s episode was a special request from a listener, and so Aindrea & Rich are addressing the topic of how to handle the holidays in a long distance relationship. From spending holidays apart to finding ways of making it still feel special, and throwing family into the mix, you’ll definitely want to listen to this episode with the festive season kicking off for many this week.

Duration:00:30:20

52: E52: Deciding who moves in a long distance relationship

11/10/2019
This is probably the most difficult conversation you'll have in a long distance relationship: which one of you is going to leave their life and move to their partner? Or will you both move to somewhere completely new? In this episode, Aindrea and Rich talk about how to approach this conversation, the things to consider and why moving to a new place together may not be the best option. They also discuss the key topics to think about, and suggest ways of making the move easier.

Duration:00:37:31

51: E51: When to (and to not) get married

11/3/2019
Marriage. When should you do it, when should you not do it? In episode 51, Rich and Aindrea discuss this question and all the things you'll need to consider. Are you hoping marriage will fix something in your relationship? Have you built the necessary foundations?

Duration:00:43:28

50: E50: Let's talk about sex

10/13/2019
For the 50th episode, Rich and Aindrea are opening up the conversation about navigating the tricky waters of your sex life. Listen as they cover topics like how to talk about sex issues in your relationship, what to do when the sex starts to dwindle, how to communicate your needs to your partner and so much more.

Duration:00:56:57

49: E49: Communicating, with Dr Laura Louis

10/6/2019
This week, Aindrea and Rich interview psychologist, author and speaker, Dr Laura Louis. Laura is an expert in relationship therapy and the interview covers topics such as how to keep the peace in your relationship, how to end an argument, understanding compromise and supporting a partner with mental health issues. Find out more about Laura here: AtlantaCoupleTherapy.com DrLauraLouis.com

Duration:00:55:44

48: E48: On the topic of ghosting

9/29/2019
This week, Aindrea and Rich are on the topic of ghosting. In a long distance relationship, usually more than 50% of your communication and time spent together is in the digital world, a place where it’s now possible to “ghost” someone, or simply just disappear from their life and stop responding to messages and calls. This is a topic that we get messaged about a lot, by people concerned about why their partner hasn’t responded to them in weeks, why they’re becoming less and less available or...

Duration:00:32:32

47: E47: Avoiding criticism, with special guest Dovid Feldman

9/22/2019
Marriage counsellor Dovid Feldman joins Aindrea and Rich for episode 47 of From Long Distance to Marriage. The discussion is on criticism in a relationship, why you should avoid it and how to communicate in a more positive manner. They discuss why fighting is kryptonite to a healthy relationship, and the importance of a hierarchy of needs and knowing what you're prepared to fight about so you can more easily let the trivial things go. Dovid Feldman website: http://dovidfeldman.com Twitter:...

Duration:01:20:00

46: E46: Keeping score in a relationship

9/15/2019
This week’s episode brings interesting discussion around the topic of keeping score in your relationship. Are you constantly discussing who has paid for what, or who was the last to take out the trash? If you’re long distance, maybe it’s an ongoing debate of whose turn it is to come and visit. Or maybe you’re constantly wishing your partner was as thoughtful as you are. The reality is, keeping score in your relationship is dangerous to your health as a couple. Listen to this episode to hear...

Duration:00:47:58