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Relationship advice to help find lasting love, improve your relationship and marriage and fun ways to keep the spark alive with hosts Chase and Sarah.


Podcast Overview

I Do Podcast interviews today’s most successful and inspiring relationship experts, therapists and couples. Hosted by Chase and Sarah Kosterlitz, I Do Podcast is all about inspiring young couples to create a fulfilling and happy relationship. Our bi-weekly podcast will give you great advice to improve your relationship and fun ways to keep the spark alive. Each episode we will interview amazing relationship experts who share their knowledge on building successful and lasting love. Our guests will provide daily tips to improve your relationship, advice for young couples, amazing books and resources and much more. Join us on our journey to create lasting love!

Podcast Episodes

103: How Trauma Affects Our Relationships

Kristen Holbrook is a Registered Clinical Counsellor based in Coquitlam, BC. Kristen offers both individual and couples counseling in her private practice. She has specialized training in the area of trauma and has been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). In addition to her private practice work, Kristen provides counseling to women who have experienced historical and domestic abuse in an agency setting.


In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How past trauma affects how we see ourselves and our partners.
  • Why trauma does not have to be a big thing. Trauma can have an impact whenever something exceeds are ability to cope with it.
  • How trauma can come from early childhood experiences and past relationships.
  • Why self-work is important to dealing with trauma in order to improve your relationship.
  • Why it's important that you come from a place of empathy if you're dealing with a partner who is addressing a traumatic experience.
  • And much more!

Full Show Notes at http://idopodcast.com/103

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Audible: Use the link below, and sign up for a free 30-day trial and one free audiobook download! You will have to enter your CC information, but you can just cancel the trial at the end of the month if you don’t like it and not pay a dime. There are a ton of great relationship audiobooks on Audible.com. Consider downloading The 5 Love Languages for your free download. Audibletrial.com/idopodcast

If you love the show, please subscribe in iTunes and leave a review! It really helps, and allows us to keep bringing you these episodes each week! - Chase & Sarah

 

102: Controlling the Emotional Freight Train

Maureen Hosier is a licensed psychologist, specializing in the troubled dynamics of individuals in their romantic relationships and in their family and work place relationships. Maureen and her sister, Berta Hosier Conger, co-authored two books titled, You'll Do Anything for Her and You'll Do Anything for Him. They look at a common issue for many in relationship, both men and women, who give up themselves to make the relationship work. They have developed a framework for understanding the dynamics of individuals who find themselves stuck in an emotionally reactive and emotionally painful situation with their partner and who are frightened that they are destroying their relationship.


In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How we are emotionally triggered and how to deal with an emotionally reactive position.
  • Why it's important to interrupt your emotional reactions.
  • Understanding that you cannot change the other person in your relationship.
  • Why both partners have to want to change who they are emotionally.
  • How to avoid the impossible situation of trying to take care of your partner.
  • And much more!

Full Show Notes at http://idopodcast.com/102

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Talkspace: The online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential and convenient.

Join over 500,000 people who have used Talkspace for online therapy with their licensed therapist. Get $30 off your first month when you visit Talkspace.com/IDO.

Audible: Use the link below, and sign up for a free 30-day trial and one free audiobook download! You will have to enter your CC information, but you can just cancel the trial at the end of the month if you don’t like it and not pay a dime. There are a ton of great relationship audiobooks on Audible.com. Consider downloading The 5 Love Languages for your free download. Audibletrial.com/idopodcast

If you love the show, please subscribe in iTunes and leave a review! It really helps, and allows us to keep bringing you these episodes each week! - Chase & Sarah

 

101: Refresh, Reconnect and Recharge Your Marriage

Zev Halpern is a licensed psychotherapist and marriage coach practicing from his office in the Metro DC Area. In addition, Zev also coaches couples virtually on line across the country and world. He is a TV show and podcast host, author and speaker with over 25 years of experience. With the divorce rate climbing, Zev Halpern has turned his attention to helping couples find mutual paths to marital fulfillment and family stability. His laid back, yet straight shooting approach is the perfect combination to help couples deal with the issues that have been driving them apart.


In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Key ingredients to creating a lasting marriage.
  • Why it's important to create novelty in your marriage.
  • How acting like a kid can be valuable for creating lasting love.
  • Why you sometimes must change yourself in order to change your relationship.
  • Why having difficult conversations is important for a strong marriage.
  • And much more!

Full Show Notes at http://idopodcast.com/101

Sponsors

Talkspace: The online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential and convenient.

Join over 500,000 people who have used Talkspace for online therapy with their licensed therapist. Get $30 off your first month when you visit Talkspace.com/IDO.

Audible: Use the link below, and sign up for a free 30-day trial and one free audiobook download! You will have to enter your CC information, but you can just cancel the trial at the end of the month if you don’t like it and not pay a dime. There are a ton of great relationship audiobooks on Audible.com. Consider downloading The 5 Love Languages for your free download. Audibletrial.com/idopodcast

If you love the show, please subscribe in iTunes and leave a review! It really helps, and allows us to keep bringing you these episodes each week! - Chase & Sarah

 

100: Young Love vs Mature Love

John Amodeo PhD, MFT, has been a licensed marriage and family therapist for over thirty-five years in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the author of Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships. His other books include The Authentic Heart and Love & Betrayal. He is a former writer and contributing editor for Yoga Journal, and has conducted workshops and lectured internationally on relationships and couples therapy.

He has appeared as a featured guest on programs that included CNN, Donahue, and New Dimensions Radio and he is a popular blogger for Psychology Today.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to develop mature love in our life.
  • How to speak from the heart.
  • How to be authentic and practice authentic relating.
  • How to improve emotional awareness.
  • Best ways to begin mindfulness.
  • How nature, yoga and meditating can improve mindfulness.
  • How to get out of the young love mindset.

Full Show Notes at http://idopodcast.com/100

Sponsors

Talkspace: The online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential and convenient.

Join over 500,000 people who have used Talkspace for online therapy with their licensed therapist. Get $30 off your first month when you visit Talkspace.com/IDO.

Audible: Use the link below, and sign up for a free 30-day trial and one free audiobook download! You will have to enter your CC information, but you can just cancel the trial at the end of the month if you don’t like it and not pay a dime. There are a ton of great relationship audiobooks on Audible.com. Consider downloading The 5 Love Languages for your free download. Audibletrial.com/idopodcast

If you love the show, please subscribe in iTunes and leave a review! It really helps, and allows us to keep bringing you these episodes each week! - Chase & Sarah

99: Why Married Sex Is Better Sex

Laura Doyle is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have been translated into 16 languages and published in 27 countries. Over 50,000 women credit her with not only saving their relationships, but also showing them how to become desired, cherished and adored for life.

She has appeared on CBS Evening News, Dateline NBC, The Today Show and The View. Articles about Laura have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The London Telegraph, and The New Yorker.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to have more and better sex in your relationship or marriage.
  • Why respect is a strong aphrodisiac.
  • How emotional safety can create more intimacy in your relationship.
  • The key to expressing your sexual desires.
  • How women can use men's 'hero gene' to get what they want in the relationship. 
  • And much more!

Full Show Notes at http://idopodcast.com/99

Sponsors

Talkspace: The online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential and convenient.

Join over 500,000 people who have used Talkspace for online therapy with their licensed therapist. Get $30 off your first month when you visit Talkspace.com/IDO.

Audible: Use the link below, and sign up for a free 30-day trial and one free audiobook download! You will have to enter your CC information, but you can just cancel the trial at the end of the month if you don’t like it and not pay a dime. There are a ton of great relationship audiobooks on Audible.com. Consider downloading The 5 Love Languages for your free download. Audibletrial.com/idopodcast

If you love the show, please subscribe in iTunes and leave a review! It really helps, and allows us to keep bringing you these episodes each week! - Chase & Sarah

98: Turning Conflict Into Passion

Thea & Duane Harvey are marriage and family therapists specializing in Imago Relationship Therapy. They have been married 10 years and have a thriving couples therapy practice in Santa Monica, California. They believe that novelty, pleasure and romance are the keys to creating a lasting joyous connection.

In this episode we discuss relationship topics that include:

  • Why success in your relationship can be measured by the number of difficult conversations you have.
  • The value of an organizational approach to communication in your marriage or relationship.
  • Three valuable tools to manage anxiety so it doesn't affect your relationship.
  • Learn how to not be controlled by your emotions.
  • And much more!
Sponsors

Talkspace: The online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential and convenient.

Join over 500,000 people who have used Talkspace for online therapy with their licensed therapist. Get $30 off your first month when you visit Talkspace.com/IDO.

Audible: Use the link below, and sign up for a free 30-day trial and one free audiobook download! You will have to enter your CC information, but you can just cancel the trial at the end of the month if you don’t like it and not pay a dime. There are a ton of great relationship audiobooks on Audible.com. Consider downloading The 5 Love Languages for your free download.

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If you haven’t already subscribed to I Do Podcast and left us a review on iTunes, that helps us a ton as well Thanks! – Chase and Sarah

97: Create More Intimacy In Your Relationship

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Robert Jameson focuses on helping clients understand and overcome issues, such as anger, hurt, depression, anxiety, love, relationships, boundaries and limiting beliefs, to name a few.

Mr. Jameson is also the author of Thoughts of Pomery, an entertaining book of pictures and thoughts that guides the reader to expand their perceptions of life and relationships with others, Dont Lose Weight Give It Away, which explores the emotional aspects of weight loss, and The Pocket Oasis, a fun and useful pocket-sized book that can be used as a tool to help center anyone during a hectic day.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include: 

  • Creating intimacy through trust.
  • How trust is established and destroyed. 
  • How to use words of appreciation to create more intimacy in your relationship.
  • The importance of a 'house meeting' once a month. 
  • How to get your partner to do what you want through loving communication. 
  • And much more!

Sponsors

Talkspace: The online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential and convenient.

Join over 500,000 people who have used Talkspace for online therapy with their licensed therapist. Get $30 off your first month when you visit Talkspace.com/IDO.

Audible: Use the link below, and sign up for a free 30-day trial and one free audiobook download! You will have to enter your CC information, but you can just cancel the trial at the end of the month if you don’t like it and not pay a dime. There are a ton of great relationship audiobooks on Audible.com. Consider downloading The 5 Love Languages for your free download.

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If you haven’t already subscribed to I Do Podcast and left us a review on iTunes, that helps us a ton as well Thanks! – Chase and Sarah

96: Taking The Next Step In Your Relationship

Dr. Jane Greer is a nationally renowned marriage and sex therapist, radio host of the Doctor on Call show, and creator of 'SHRINK WRAP'. Her book, What About Me? Stop Selfishness From Ruining Your Relationship, is available nationwide

In this episode we discuss relationship topics that include: 

  • How to evaluate your relationship the right way.
  • The questions to ask before making a big step in your relationship like moving in together or becoming exclusive, ect...
  • Why it's important to make lists when moving in with your partner.
  • The signs that you should be taking the next step in advancing your relationship.
  • Why it's important that both individuals in a relationship feel their needs are being considered.
  • And much more!
Sponsors

Talkspace: The online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential and convenient.

Join over 500,000 people who have used Talkspace for online therapy with their licensed therapist. Get $30 off your first month when you visit Talkspace.com/IDO.

Audible: Use the link below, and sign up for a free 30-day trial and one free audiobook download! You will have to enter your CC information, but you can just cancel the trial at the end of the month if you don’t like it and not pay a dime. There are a ton of great relationship audiobooks on Audible.com. Consider downloading The 5 Love Languages for your free download.

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If you haven’t already subscribed to I Do Podcast and left us a review on iTunes, that helps us a ton as well Thanks! – Chase and Sarah

95: Don't Wait Around, Make the Change YOU Want

Winifred Reilly is a marriage and family therapist, with a private practice in Berkeley, CA. In her thirty-five years of clinical practice she has treated hundreds of couples, many who were convinced they were headed for divorce. Winifred has been a guest lecturer on marriage and sexuality, and her writing has appeared on The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, xoJane and on her relationship advice blog, Speaking of Marriage.

In this episode we discuss relationship topics that include:

  • How to stop focusing on your partner's contribution to the relationship and start making the changes on your own.
  • Why working on your own destructive behaviors will help improve your relationship.
  • How you can take the lead and create positive change in your relationship.
  • Why talking to a therapist can create a safe space to help work through your relationship issues.
  • Why it's important not to wait around for your partner to create the change that you want to see and how you can do it yourself!
  • And much more!
Sponsors

Talkspace: The online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential and convenient.

Join over 500,000 people who have used Talkspace for online therapy with their licensed therapist. Get $30 off your first month when you visit Talkspace.com/IDO.

Audible: Use the link below, and sign up for a free 30-day trial and one free audiobook download! You will have to enter your CC information, but you can just cancel the trial at the end of the month if you don’t like it and not pay a dime. There are a ton of great relationship audiobooks on Audible.com. Consider downloading The 5 Love Languages for your free download.

Audibletrial.com/idopodcast

If you haven’t already subscribed to I Do Podcast and left us a review on iTunes, that helps us a ton as well Thanks! – Chase and Sarah

94: How Netflix Can Improve Your Relationship

Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University. She earned her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a licensed counselor and has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults, including couples and families.

Her research interests include the development of identity and intimate relationships including family relationships, romantic relationships and friendships. She has authored several books addressing relationships including Friends Forever: How Girls and Women Forge Lasting Relationships; Toxic Friendships: Knowing the Rules and Dealing with the Friends who Break Them; Mothers and Daughters: Living, Loving, and Learning over a Lifetime; and Sisters and Brothers for Life: Making Sense of Sibling Relationships in Adulthood. She also is a featured blogger for Psychology Today.

In this episode we discuss relationship topics that include:

  • Why it's important to develop rituals as a couple.
  • How to develop a unique relationship identity and why it's important.
  • How binging on Netflix can actually be a good thing for your relationship.
  • Learning to preserve your relationship's identity and that of your own.
  • And much more!
Sponsors

Talkspace: The online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential and convenient.

Join over 500,000 people who have used Talkspace for online therapy with their licensed therapist. Get $30 off your first month when you visit Talkspace.com/IDO.

Audible: Use the link below, and sign up for a free 30-day trial and one free audiobook download! You will have to enter your CC information, but you can just cancel the trial at the end of the month if you don’t like it and not pay a dime. There are a ton of great relationship audiobooks on Audible.com. Consider downloading The 5 Love Languages for your free download.

Audibletrial.com/idopodcast

If you haven’t already subscribed to I Do Podcast and left us a review on iTunes, that helps us a ton as well Thanks! – Chase and Sarah

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