The Smart Couple Podcast
About This Show
A trail blazing relationship podcast for growth-development oriented people who want a deeply fulfilling long-term relationship. Here we re-write the outdated nonsense of marriage and monogamy and offer you practical, easy to apply tools so you can get the kind of relationship you deserve and then strengthen it over time. Your host Jayson Gaddis once again shares his own traumas and triumphs on the way to "winning*" in marriage (*winning means he can get his connection needs met without compromising his values or integrity). Join him, his wife, and many other relationship geeks as they explore the next chapter of modern monogamy.
Most Recent Episode
SC 90 - 4 Steps To Solving Money Problems In Your Marriage - Bari Tessler Linden
3 days ago
Money and Relationships! Some say this is one of the top 3 reasons people get divorced. So, do the two of you feel "on the same page" with money or is it a source of tension? If you feel challenged in any way around money in your relationship life, then listen to my friend Bari Tessler breakdown 4 steps to being a more empowered team around money. Any smart couple will want to get this part of their relationship handled and this podcast will be a great start SHOWNOTES Bari’s Money Story [9:00] Combining ‘money-stories’ with your partner: avoid the pitfalls [16:00] What to do when one person in the relationship handles most of the finances [17:00] How men and women can think differently about finances - and why it’s important to understand money your way [20:00] Have you ever been surprised by a partner’s financial problems, months (or even years) into your relationship? Here’s how to handle it [21:00] When, where and how to bring up the ‘money’ talk [23:00] Should you be saving your grocery receipts? Merging our money can be an important step in a relationship (but it’s not for everyone) [25:00] Dealing with shame around money [30:00] The risks we take by not dealing with our money [34:00] Asking for help with your finances shame-free [35:00] Doing the emotional work first [38:00] A practical tool for dealing with money day-to-day [40:00] How to have ‘money-dates’ with your partner [42:00] The four phases of money with your honey [47:00] What happens when your partner wants to buy so
Rated 5 out of
Boundaries – Relationship Tools Lisa Dion – SC41
Another great podcast on a topic I’ve had difficulty with in the past, but who hasn’t, right? Being an introvert it was often easier to say “yes” and go with the flow, versus standing up for my self or advocating for my own needs. Happy to be learning how to do that and hear other folks talk about the mechanics and benefits of finding a voice and using it. I still find going with the flow makes sense but only after having voiced my own needs in a situation, it has caused some ruffled feathers with family, but they’re used to an older version of me. Keep it up Jayson and I’ll keep listening!! - See more at: http://www.jaysongaddis.com/2016/03/sc40-boundaries-with-lisa-dion/#sthash.vQS9AXkh.dpuf
Date published: 2016-03-17
Rated 5 out of
Amazingly inspiring for an incredible relationship
This podcast is a wonderful way for me to engage for me - I just love listening to the gems it has for me to take action RIGHT NOW and get a better relationship that I crave for. It inspires me for all the possibilities that I have to connect to myself and then also to my partner.
The guests that have come on are super interesting and support the same growth and development framework, which gives me the reassuring feeling that there are more specialists out there who live this stuff. Though for me personally Jayson speaks exactly the language that I understand and I am on the same wave-length with his approach and tools.
Following Jayson's work, also on the Smart Couple Podcast, has been THE major factor that has contributed to me having an amazing relationship with my partner right now. It is real, it feels alive and nourishing, so vulnerable and scary at times, but so, so fulfilling!
I can sincerely recommend this podcast! And also doing the action steps, which is really helpful to follow through and work on yourself to achieve the relationship you wish to have.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5 out of
SC 58 - How to say "I'm sorry" like a pro [REWIEW]
After listening to the episode on apologies, I felt very enlightened and as if my horizon was broadened a lot! I used to apologize a lot because I always saw myself as some sort of mistake or as the responsible person for things that turned out bad - and at that time I didn't even realize that it was either my perception of myself being a bad person or the wish to just escape and stop an uncomfortable situation (because I'm sorry proved to be a quite good argument killer) that made me apologize. But now I have realized that I don't have to beat myself up for making mistakes or triggering my partner. I used to think to trigger someone means to have done something wrong or bad that has to be erased or fixed immediately. Now I know that it is inevitable to impact a person and that this will occur all the time. Instead for apologizing for every single time I impact my partner, I now understand that simply acknowledging my actions and the emotional reactions they caused, is the reasonable thing to do. So thank you Jayson for teaching me that. I want to practice this tool and implement it into my ways of human interaction.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5 out of
Thank you for exactly what I needed to hear
The session on why people cheat was the first podcast of Jason’s that really triggered me, in the best way possible. Not that it was easy, as I have spent the last year in a righteously-victimhood status over feelings of betrayal from cheating. But after a year of reading everything I could get my hands on around the topic, this podcast was the first thing that really made me rethink my parts in the entire scenario of my former relationship and acknowledge my power to change. I have listened to this podcast multiple times and since have been converted to Jason’s “tough love with a hug at the end” attitude. I send his podcasts and blogs to my friends with the disclaimer that he is definitely not going to serve it up soft, but he’ll serve it up real with a genuine desire to help people move through their own emotional stickiness. He is my first internet-found relationship coach (with a nice bump from Elephant Journal) who has provided me much perspective of my power in what I call in to my relationship life. His all-star line-up of guest speakers provides such an amazing resource for those of us still desiring to move through our own hearts. So thank you, to all of you, for helping me as I am healing through a difficult transition from having what I thought I wanted in a relationship to moving toward what I want to become in a relationship.
Date published: 2015-10-16