If you’re so exhausted and overwhelmed by your status quo that you can’t even figure out a way to add GOOD things into your life, you need this weekly podcast. Hosts Betsy & Warren Talbot know how to remove what's not working so you can have more of what you love.
This is episode 126 of the Married with Luggage Podcast, and today we’re talking about what it’s like to live in very close quarters with someone you love.
 
We're back. After a month enjoying cooler weather and amazing food in Galicia (northwestern Spain), we are back in the south and getting reacquainted with our microphone. Today's episode we're sharing our thoughts on living in an RV with 2 cats for a few weeks and what we learned about each other and ourselves in the process.
 
After living out of our backpacks for several years, we thought this would be a piece of cake. Park next to the ocean, eat some great seafood, and make new friends with the other RV campers. We’d get a good taste of what it was like to own a tiny house, or even prep for our own future road trip across the US and Canada.
 
Is that how it happened? Stay tuned to find out.
Direct download: Podcast_126_-_Living_in_a_tiny_space_and_surviving.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Encore Podcast #71: Why You Only Get 3 Chances at Love with Ty Tashiro, PhD

Treating your relationship like a lab rat isn't as weird as it sounds. You track what happens, learn from your mistakes, and improve over time. As nerdy as it sounds, you can improve your chances at love by paying attention to what you're doing right in the quest for love...and what you're doing wrong.

In today's episode, we start by revealing some of our more geeky relationship rules, lessons we've learned through trial and error:

Direct download: Podcast_71_REPLAY_8-19-2015_-_Science_of_Romance_Ty_Tashiro.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 4:42am EST

In today's conversation we reveal our own personal struggles with a lagging libido and one approach we've used to help rekindle the spark. We're talking about how erotica can provide a fun addition to the bedroom.

This is a replay of one of our most popular episodes ever. We are enjoying a few weeks away from the microphone and hope you like this look back at a great show.


Podcast #117: Create a Strong Circle of Friends  (Step #7 of The Best is Yet to Come)

In today’s episode, we’re talking about removing toxic people from your life and filling your circle with great people who’ll cheer you on.

Have you ever heard the saying, you're most like the five people you spend the bulk of your time with? Well, if those people are not the kind to wish you the best or support your dreams, then it’s gonna be pretty damn hard to create the kind of life you want.

Limiting your time with toxic people and learning how to draw great people into your life is key to creating your best life.

Direct download: Podcast_117-_Step_7_-_Surround_Yourself_with_Supportive_People.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 5:22am EST

In last week's episode we discussed how learning your personality type, and that of your partner, can improve your relationship. By gaining insight into your natural tendencies you can discover how you like to process information as well as the best way to engage with the ones you love.

Over the last week we have taken the Myers-Briggs test ourselves and this week we're finding out what it all means. Is our marriage doomed? Are there strategies we can use to manage our differences? Join us to find out.


How the Myers-Briggs Test Can Improve Your Love Life

Have you ever taken a personality test? Many of us do it for fun, or because your office sends you to a workshop for team building or leadership training.

But what about using this information to improve your relationship? Today we're going to talk about the definitive personality profile test, Myers-Briggs, with an expert who can show us how to use the test to improve your love life.

Our guest, Jessica Butts, is a psychotherapist, coach, radio show host, and speaker who helps people figure out who they are so they can be in better relationships. Find out more at Jessica's website, where you can take a free test via a short video series that explains what it all means.


How to make a sex toy (Podcast #101 with Brian Kreiger)

You aren’t born knowing how to be a good lover. And even if your parents do give the sex talk, they won’t go that far (thank goodness). Learning to enjoy sex with a partner is far more about open and honest communication between two people. It requires insights into what you each like and being comfortable exploring together.

Today we're diving into the world of sexual aides (aka sex toys) and their role in helping to create and foster open communication. We're going behind the scenes to learn how those toys begin life with the help of a founder of one company who is striving to create pleasure aides for the masses.

Our guest today is Brian Kreiger, an engineer with a background in consumer product development. He is one of the founders of Minna Life, a startup from San Francisco that is dedicated to creating beautiful and approachable sexual health and wellness products. You can find out more at MinnaLife.com.

Direct download: Podcast_101_-_How_to_make_a_sex_toy_with_Brian_Kreiger.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 4:00am EST

We've had some bad relationships. Friends who turned out to not support our decisions. People who always focused on the negative aspects of life. Those who simply refused to show an interest in others. 

Over the last few years we've become quite adept at removing these influences from our personal lives. In today's episode we're talking about the challenge of toxic relationships and how to eliminate them to free up the space to live a happier life. Warren reveals the results of his recent Facebook friend purge and you get to hear the feedback (the good and the bad).

We are honored to be joined this week by Andrea Syrtash. Andrea is a relationship expert, on-air personality and author of five books including, "He's Just Not Your Type (And That's a Good Thing)" and "Cheat On Your Husband (With Your Husband)" She's the on-air host of love & relationship videos for AOL, NBC ivillage and Yahoo!, and co-hosts "Life Story Project" for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada).

Direct download: Podcast_99_-_Getting_Rid_of_Toxic_Relationships_Andrea_Syrtash.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Over the last year we've been watching a love story unfold between two lost loves. We enjoyed it so much we decided to dedicate this episode to telling the story of Anong and Cesar, which was 42 years in the making.

Pretend right now that you’re at our house in Spain, gathered around the dining room table. The music is low in the background, the fire in the corner stove is keeping the chill off, and we’ve all had a glass of wine or two. It’s a cozy night, and we’re sharing with you one of the greatest love stories we've ever heard. It all started with a picture we took in January 2011.


How do you talk with your partner or loved ones about death? It is a subject that none of us want to consider, but at the same time is far too important not to broach with those who we love.

In this episode, we discuss one of the most challenging conversations we've had - sharing with each other how we want to be treated if/when the worst happens. In the process we've discovered how much this conversation has opened our mind and caused us to focus on living each day to the fullest.

Direct download: Podcast_87_-__Talking_About_Death_to_Live_More_Fully.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 3:30am EST