Ep. 2 of The #staymarried Podcast: Exploring Love Maps

The #staymarried PODCAST - a brand new series featuring The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Dr. John GottmanWelcome back! If you didn’t catch the very first ever #staymarried Podcast, stop. Go back. Take a quick listen because this is a series and each episode will build on top of the one before. It won’t take long, we promise, and you’ll get to hear an unexpected guest appearance from our favorite preschooler, Nora.

Now that you’ve taken care of that, we hope you’ll enjoy this second installment. We’ll get started by introducing you to The Sound Relationship House and the first of the Seven Do’s: Creating Love Maps.

By the end of this episode, we hope you understand what a Love Map is and why it’s important to remain curious about your partner. For a quick activity, listen to the podcast together and then make some time to play this Mini Love Map Game. (Hint: Pin It so you can come back to it later!)

The {Mini} Love Map Game - #staymarried PODCAST

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~ Michelle

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10 responses

  • I subscribe to your blog, but I am unable to listen to the podcasts at work (restricted) and I do not have internet connection at home.
    To listen to these podcasts would take all my phone memory. I wish there was another way.

    • What a bummer, Ann! I’m so sorry to hear it. We’ll continue to write more blog posts as well as podcasts. If you’re looking for an entry where we cover similar ideas as the ones we talk about in Episode 2, you might enjoy reading “What is a Love Map?” from our archives.

  • Hi, Michelle and Tony! Great job on podcast #2. You guys did a good job of making “sense” of the love map game. I’ve seen several pins on it, but I just didn’t really “get” why you would do it!! Especially since I’ve been married for almost 30 years!! Haha. Imagine my delight to hear you guys explain it and play it after only 8 years in for you!!! It now makes a little more sense and maybe I won’t feel so intimidated by it!! Just proves that those of us who’ve been married a lot longer can learn from the younger crowd and vice versa ( I hope!) good job, guys. I just really want to encourage you guys to stick with this venture because all the good in marriage and staying married is not promoted and supported enough!!! All the best!

    • Cindy! I wish you could see the huge grin on my face! You just made my day! Thanks for taking the time to encourage us, it means a lot!

  • Loved this! I love asking and finding out new things about my husband even after almost 14 years together. The answers always seem to surprise me!

  • My husband and I are struggling right now with a perpetual issue and it was so nice to have an evening with him putting that aside and listening to part 1 and 2 and then playing the love map game. We made a date to listen to part 3 and I’m excited to have time to spend with my husband without fighting. Thank you for all you do!

    • Oh Dara!
      Thank YOU for listening. I’m so glad you’ve been able to enjoy each other and that we could play a part in that.

  • I just discovered your podcast a few weeks ago, and have just started listening (I subscribed, too!). I loved this one where you talk about staying open to learning about your spouse. My husband and I have been married 13 years but I do feel there’s always something new we can learn. I’m totally going to use this game idea for a date night 🙂

  • I’ve been reading your blog off & on for quite some time, but since my husband is more of a listen-to-a-podcast-rather-than-read-a-book kind of guy, the podcast is a big hit!
    We have been married for 33 1/2 years. There’s something to be said for just sticking things out, but there’s more to be said about still WANTING to be together…and that’s what we’re working on. We have a lot to learn, and unlearn, after all these years, and you’re helping us stay married. Thank you!