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Real Relationships: Dating, Marriage, and Love
15 minutes | Mar 6, 2019
Too Many Dates, Too Little Self Confidence (Episode 4)
When David visited The Dating Zone in Episode 1, he complained about constant dates with women who apparently had nothing to say. In our latest episode, Micki and Molly talk with David again, check his homework from last time, and see if things have improved. And they have... but the hosts tease out a new problem which may also be holding him back. Can David find love and a long-term relationship? Listen in to find out. Music: “The Jazz Piano” by Bensound.com
20 minutes | Feb 21, 2019
If You Don't Think Those Are Red Flags, You're Color Blind (Episode 3)
He is embarrassed that his car is a mess, but he never cleans it up. He offers to lose weight, but stuffs his face later that night. And when Goldie asks about this apparent hypocrisy, he tells her that maybe she should just date someone else. But Goldie still wonders if she should ignore these red flags. Micki and Molly dive in, explaining not only what she needs to do about this particular date, but also what she needs to do to figure out what she wants in a partner... and in life. Music: “The Jazz Piano” by Bensound.com
16 minutes | Jan 23, 2019
Maya Does Everything Right... But Dates Socially "Meh" Guys (Episode 2)
Maya, a single woman living in Jerusalem, seems to have this dating thing down pat... doing everything correctly... and ends up dating guys who lack any semblance of emotional intelligence. Can she get out of The Dating Zone and into a committed relationship? Is the problem in the guys , or is she sabotaging things before they can get serious? Join Micki and Molly as they put Maya on the couch and try to figure out why a terrific person seems to have rotten dating luck. Music: “The Jazz Piano” by Bensound.com
16 minutes | Jan 1, 2019
Dating and that Really Awkward Silence (Episode 1)
An extrovert who dates silent women, and got dumped because he watched too much Doctor Who: can Micki, Molly, and Monopoly help him find The Right One? On the premiere episode of THE DATING ZONE, join marriage therapist and relationship coach Micki Lavin-Pell and comedian Molly Livingstone as they talk to David - an extrovert who seems to end up in dates with women who basically don't talk. What can he do to break the ice? Is it a problem with the women he dates, or with what he says when they go out? Is there any way he can find lasting love with a conversationalist? Listen now to find out! Music: “The Jazz Piano” by Bensound.com
20 minutes | Aug 7, 2018
Living with a Partner Suffering from Chronic Illness
Many people refuse to go out with someone who has one of many disqualifying characteristics. But what happens when life throws you a curveball... and the person you married now suffers from a debilitating condition? Shara Shetrit, whose husbad has Multiple Sclerosis, tells her story to Micki Lavin-Pell, and discusses the lessons she has learned, the way she copes, and the message that she wants to impart to people in the dating world. To make an appointment with Micki, visit her website at www.mickilavinpell.co.il. Music: “The Jazz Piano” by Bensound.com
21 minutes | Jul 8, 2018
Dealing with Differences
A lot of singles dismiss going out with someone who seems too different from them. But if this describes you, you might be closing the door on people whose differences will make your relationship stronger than you think. When do differences benefit a relationship, and when do they poison it? How can they add vibrancy, and how can they tear the couple apart? What about religious differences? Personality differences? And how can you determine which differences are helpful and which will likely cause harm? Join Micki Lavin-Pell and Molly Livingstone for a crash course in navigating differences while dating, and learning how to allow these differences to enhance your connection to each other. To make an appointment with Micki, visit her website at www.mickilavinpell.co.il. Music: “The Jazz Piano” by Bensound.com
23 minutes | Jun 28, 2018
How Do I Know If He Really Has My Back?
When you're going out, you're probably (hopefully?) on your best behavior... and so is your partner. So how can you know if he or she will really be there when you need big-time support? What can you do to find out if you'll be able to trust him when the going gets tough? How can you make sure that he knows that he can trust you? Micki and Molly talk about all this and more, as well as the big question of how honest should you be on a date, and whether showing "the real you" is the way to go or just incredibly stupid. To make an appointment with Micki, visit her website at www.mickilavinpell.co.il. Music: “The Jazz Piano” by Bensound.com
11 minutes | May 10, 2018
Should I Go Out On A Second Date When The Guy Was Just... Meh?
You go out on a date, and the guy or girl is... fine. Just fine. Not amazing, not exciting. Just fine. Now what? Do you give up right away (which, let's admit it, is what you want), or is it worth it to give it another shot? Can chemistry grow, or is what you see what you get? Join marriage therapist and sex engineer Micki Lavin-Pell and comedian Molly Livingstone to find out whether love is binary or a process (and also to figure out what a #sexengineer actually is). To make an appointment with Micki, visit her website at www.mickilavinpell.co.il. Music: “The Jazz Piano” by Bensound.com
14 minutes | Apr 25, 2018
Being Yourself in a Relationship (or suffering the consequences of faking it)
Maybe when you're dating, you pretend (a little) that you're interested in things that, maybe, you find a little... boring. Maybe you're just trying to put your best foot forward; maybe you're attempting to impress. But what are the long-term costs of pretending that you're someone that you're not? What happens when your fluid self changes, even if you were originally honest about your likes and dislikes? How does this relate to serious issues such as a person's sexuality, and choices about motherhood and career? And why should Melania Trump listen to this podcast sooner rather than later? Join Micki Lavin-Pell and Molly Livingstone to find out. To make an appointment with Micki, visit her website at www.mickilavinpell.co.il. Music: “The Jazz Piano” by Bensound.com
11 minutes | Mar 25, 2018
20 Years of Marriage... Then Divorce. What the @&*% Happened?!?
A couple appears to be happily married for 20 years... then BOOM! Seemingly out of nowhere, it's splitsville. What could have happened after twenty years of apparent bliss? And perhaps more importantly - how can you make sure that it doesn't happen to YOU? Join Micki Lavin-Pell and Molly Livingstone for a provocative and important discussion that you won't want to miss. To make an appointment with Micki, visit her website at www.mickilavinpell.co.il. Music: “The Jazz Piano” by Bensound.com
11 minutes | Mar 6, 2018
Staying Together for the Kids' Sake is a BAD Idea!
Sometimes a couple is ready to split... but they won't do it "for the sake of the kids." Micki Lavin-Pell tells Molly Livingstone that this is probably a bad idea, and explains why it likely causes more harm than good for everyone concerned. How does a couple know when it's time to cut their losses? How can it hurt the kids when a miserable couple stays together? And what does Molly's baby think about all of this? Listen up, you won't want to miss this provocative episode of Real Relationships. To make an appointment with Micki, visit her website at www.mickilavinpell.co.il. Music: “The Jazz Piano” by Bensound.com
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