Something Like Marriage
006: Simplifying Gift Giving
In this episode of our relationship podcast Something Like Marriage, we unravel simplifying gift giving for couples during the holidays and our history of miscommunication during Christmas. (There may be some miscommunication on the episode, always keeping it real for you.) When we were young, around thirteen, I set my expectations for Jon's gift giving. He bought me flowers (from a flower shop) and stuffed animals, and figurines. He was so romantical! Then, we got married and I fell into...
The Gentle Observer
In this episode of our relationship podcast Something Like Marriage, we chat about becoming a gentle observer for the holiday season. The holidays are a time to gather with our family, friends, and coworkers. There are social gatherings to attend and eggnog to be drank. A time of joy and chatter. The holidays can also be a time of anxiety and stress. One of the tools we have found to be helpful during gatherings and in our family life is to become a gentle observer. A gentle observer is...
004: Weird Date Night: Air Guitar
In this episode of our relationship podcast Something Like Marriage, Jon and I discuss weird dates and how they can stretch you out of your comfort zone. We attended the Northwest Regional Air Guitar Championships held in Portland, Oregon where we witnessed the techniques of guitarists who are judged on their costumes, techniques, and other things we have no idea about. This date was challenging for me because I like to nest in the space I am in. I wasn't too excited to head out to an old...
In this episode of our relationship podcast Something Like Marriage, we discuss why does she keep nagging me? Nagging is the constant harassment to motivate someone to do something, usually in the way you want it done. Being unique individuals in a relationship, we may have different perspectives on the right way to do things. Maybe this sounds familiar to you if you think about some of the popular sitcoms like an oldie, Everybody Loves Raymond. The guy is trying to balance his career with...
002: Keeping Score
In this episode of our relationship podcast Something Like Marriage, we discuss keeping score in a relationship. Some couples call it keeping points. I can remember keeping score, and I especially liked it when it served my purposes (wink). Jon never really understood the point system, and for a long time was clueless that I was doing such math in my head. The question is, how do you know how much something is worth? Is making coffee early in the morning equal to changing a diaper? Does...
001: Why Doesn't He Buy Me Flowers
In this episode of our relationship podcast Something Like Marriage, we talk about how after the romantic phase of our relationship ended I wondered, why doesn't he buy me flowers anymore? We chat about how small things like flowers can show one another appreciation, and how some people don't feel the same way about flowers (hint: Jon)! Sometimes we wander through the day feeling like no one appreciates us. As my hands wrinkle from the fourth time of washing dishes in the day without any...
000: Introduction to Something Like Marriage
On our first relationship podcast, Something Like Marriage, we introduce ourselves to you, our new community! Our recording studio for our podcast is in the back of our RV as we travel the United States. We have been traveling since January of 2011 with our four kids. We have been to all of the 48 contiguous states, not quite the continental United States because Alaska is still on our list! (When you hear me say continental on the podcast, replace it in your mind with contiguous, thanks.)...