Episode 23: Couples Court

Featuring Allison + Peter and Emily + Dylan

“We all kind of have things like that, that make us uncomfortable or things we wish…we hadn’t done.” When you opened up to me about that…I could see that it was a very emotional thing for you.”   —Peter

“Well, take couple’s court…little, tiny, dumb arguments…they don’t need to have a serious conversation…We could let this turn into a bicker or even blow up into a fight or we could make a joke out of this is a dumb thing, we just, one of us wants to be right so it goes to couple’s court.”   —Emily

Intimate partnership has it’s challenges. Sometimes we can take ourselves so seriously we forget the lighter moments. Humor offers us a way to move through those sticky places. This is where a couple’s court can come in very handy. Our guests today, Alli and Peter, and Emily and Dylan use their own couple’s court to lighten things up. They are couple friends for years now and share some of their deeper and lighter moments with us.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notetotrash/

Additional music provided by Align in Time, Trip Wamsley, and Jeff Wahl.

Resources:

“Confessions of a Phish Wife” by Michelle Ruiz

http://www.vogue.com/article/confessions-of-a-phish-wife

“Cosmic Queries – The Science of Love” StarTalk Radio

https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-science-of-love/

Host Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist

Co-Host Chuck Nice, Comedian

Guest Dr. Helen Fisher, PhD, Biological Anthropologist

“A Challenge for Girls Today: Moving Beyond ‘How Do I Look?’”

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-changing-girlhood-growing-up-body-image-shaming-bullying/

“Inside the Mindset of an Eating Disorder” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/temimah-zucker/inside-the-mindset-of-an-eating-disorder_b_8955508.html

“3 Benefits of Having ‘Couple Friends’” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/galtime/3-benefits-of-having-couple-friends_b_5406522.html

Alli also runs a blog on transitioning to a zero waste lifestyle at notetotrash.com.

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

Emily and Dylan’s program abroad

https://www.studyabroad.com/institutions/aha-international/aha-international-summer-french-language-in-angers-france-278776

The animal shelter where Emily and Dylan adopted Fiyero   

https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-animal-shelter.html

Emily’s dance company

http://www.yoursoulsmovement.com/

Book:

The Resilience Factor by Karen Reivich, Ph.D. and Andrew Shatte, Ph.D.

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