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 Here we re-write the outdated nonsense of marriage and monogamy and offer you practical, easy to apply tools so you can get the kind of relationship you deserve and then strengthen it over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 180 - 4 Women Who Are Transforming Their Relationship Life
3 days ago
Wondering HOW The Relationship School® changes lives? If it's really worth it? Curious why more and more people are saying it's life changing and the best thing they've ever done? In this episode, we hear the honest stories of four Relationship School students, each living different lives with unique challenges. SHOWNOTES Who are these four women? [9:00] How The Relationship School did what therapy could not [19:00] Community & Commit make it work [25:00] Relationship School and your kids [28:00] Why are people using porn? [19:00] What is LUFU? [36:00] Get in touch with your needs [41:00] Top reasons to enroll [48:00] Contest details: In order to qualify, you must 1)- be able to fly to Boulder CO on your own, 2) pay $100 (for a $1000 course) 3) have not won anything before. 4) be a member of the private smart couple facebook group There are 3 big prizes. 1st prize: Free ($100 non-refundable deposit so we know you are in) admission to the Embracing Conflict weekend (value $1000). PLUS, you get to bring a friend for half price! boom! 2nd Prize: $200 toward any relationship class (Must be used by Feb 1st) 3rd Prize: $50 toward a hat, shirt or other merchandise in our store (expires Feb 1st) Instruction to enter: Record a 1 min video of 1) the most triggering behavior your partner (or past partner) does and 2) how you normally deal with it, and 3) what your question is about how to do it better. Video must be no longer than 1 minute.
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