I’m happy he’s asleep because I need some space, but it’s so quiet and, for the first time in 72 hours, it’s just us. I tell her that I’ve crossed over to this new thing—wife—and it’s just that, well… So I make up my lines and spit out the simple truth: I’m scared. As….My first night as a wife… Read the rest of the story on our site. Link in bio. #TogetherShow#relationships#marriage#newlife#couples
We are taught that monogamous romance equals ownership over another person’s body and decisions, and that this is the epitome of love. The downside is that possessing something is inherently haunted by the prospect of not possessing it. I had lost my sense of self and sacrificed valuable time and energy that I should have devoted to working on my own life. That’s when I came across relationship anarchy. Read the rest of the story on our site. Link in bio. #TogetherShow#RelationshipAnarchy#couples
“He sighs, refuses to finish speaking, asks why I am so rude, and so on….” The thing is, interrupting wasn’t rude in my family. It was a sign of being interested, of actually caring about what the other person was saying. “Does he want me to treat him like a stranger? Apparently.” Read the rest of the story on our site. Link in bio. #TogetherShow#relationship#marriage#couples
“When I got engaged, the rituals of a more conventional life began to find me, and I embraced them.” “Every time I saw or heard my married name, it stung.” “Maybe I should have never changed my name.” Read the rest of the story on our site. Link in bio. #TogetherShow#marriage#relationships#engagement#couples
But like anything worth having, romance isn’t easily pinned down. It can’t be purchased. Romance is a delicate balloon. You’re supposed to tell your partner what you want. He can’t read your mind. There was no way to win at love; there weren’t enough years in a lifetime to learn its tricks. Read the rest of the story on our site. Link in bio. #TogetherShow#relationships#romance#partners#couples
I cried sitting in front of my morning bread basket, remembering what used to feel like to eat breakfast together. We cannot force a relationship to stay the same any more than we can force clouds in the sky to remain in their current shape, or water in a river to stand still. Sometimes the innate intelligence of the relationship asserts that two people grow in two different directions. Relationships may end, physical forms may change, but Love lives on. Attraction may come and go, feelings of connection may ebb and flow, just like waves on the surface of the ocean; but Love is the steady, unchanging ocean floor. Read the rest of the story on our site. Link in bio. #TogetherShow#relationships#heartbroken#love#couples
Episode 2 of Season 2 is here, with @jessicaclarkgraham - Our episode today is about sex and awakening. Sex can trigger our deepest challenges and our most exalted selves. Whatever the reason, exploring our sexuality is one of our greatest opportunities for personal growth, if we allow it to be.
But it’s scary. Sure, the sex itself is fun, but we don’t like the trauma it can unearth. We resist fear as humans, and for good reason: It’s how we survive. On the other hand, this exploration is where the greatest of adventures lies. This is how we can finally, truly know ourselves. Why not live fully expressed if it’s possible?
Two Straight Guys Walk Into Burning Man... We’re Back! Today’s episode is the first episode of Season 2!
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Our story today has many layers, but at it’s core it’s about sexual identity, and the value of story itself. Rasmus and Michel–two men who had never considered anything other than heterosexual relationships–met on a dance floor in the middle of the desert, and… well, you’ll have to listen in to find out what happens.
The deeper issue is how we all use narrative to experience our lives–it’s the stories we tell ourselves that give us that give definition to our truth. Understanding this fact of the human experience is one of the most important tools we have in making our relationships work. Michele and Rasmus are masters of the art.
My First Night As A Wife. His face settles into resting blankness, as he closes his eyes from sheer exhaustion. I fight the urge to cry into my pillow. I’m happy he’s asleep because I need some space, but it’s so quiet and, for the first time in 72 hours, it’s just us. Everyone else is at the airport catching flights from Chicago back to Texas, New Orleans, and Los Angeles—putting states between themselves and us.
Every Man Has One Golden Arrow. Today’s episode is about absolute dedication, and it’s very romantic.
If you’ve listened to the show before, you know that I often begin interviews by asking how my guests met. But I like to get past all that so we can explore the challenges that couples face. My view is that we have plenty of happily-ever-after romance stories in our culture, and we really don’t need any more of those.
But then I interviewed Amy and Matt. Now I’m not saying this is a happily-ever-after story. These two have their challenges like anyone, and in fact, the second hour of this interview was all about those challenges. But the story of how these two met and fell in love is so touching that I couldn’t resist posting an episode about their early romance.
3 Stages Of Relationship. "One day, after having twisted my brain for months to come to terms with a relationship issue, to no avail, it struck me that every time I felt stuck, it was because I was trying to transcend and bypass my messy humanness. I started wondering: What if the purpose of two people being together is not to have an enlightened relationship, but to have a human relationship? What if the point of the game is not enlightenment, but enjoyment of our humanity?" ... Read the rest of story on our site. Link in bio. #togethershow#together#couplegoals#relationships
The Most Romantic Winter Getaway? Iceland. "When I say “romance” you probably don’t immediately think “Iceland.” But as someone who travels for a living, often with my husband, I’m here to change your mind..." Read the story on our site. Link in bio. Credit: Vicki Grafton