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Love brought you together, but relationship skills keep you together. That is what this podcast is all about: the relationship skills to be a truly empowered couple! You will hear a range of practical relationship topics like: fantasy love vs true healthy love, unhealthy conflict vs healthy conflict, and ineffective communication vs great communication. We are your hosts, Jocelyn & Aaron Freeman, and will provide you the most relatable, authentic, deep, and practical relationship skills so y ...
 
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In this episode we’re answering your specific questions submitted from Instagram. What was the topic for these questions? … Communication! This Q&A session is all about communicating better for the specific challenges that were submitted. The questions we answer today are: When I have an emotional low, my wife tends to be dismissive...especially if…
 
Gut check time for a few of you… just because you talk often doesn’t mean you are being clear. Have you ever said to your partner out of disappointment, “I already told you multiple times”? Of course this can be frustrating to both you and your partner. If this keeps coming up, it is possible that you are being too vague in your communication, even…
 
This week, we conclude our journey through the Academy Awards nominees for Best Picture 00:01:23 Mank 00:14:05 Nomadland 00:34:40 Promising Young Woman 00:59:05 Face/Off 01:01:38 Synchronic 01:03:38 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 5 Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/VagueZone Find out more at https://vague-zone.pinecast.co…
 
Not to be dramatic, but this episode will crack open your heart and radically transform your mind. Especially with how you see challenges or blocks around increasing intimacy in your relationship. If you’re going through a rough patch or you just want to connect at a deeper level, this episode is for you! You will hear how true intimcy is going to …
 
If you have been listening to this podcast, you now know that escalating conflicts and argument hangovers are not from what started the disagreement, but what you said or did after that. It’s when you think to yourself “I don’t even remember what started this!” Part of why this happens is because we are not great at “Holding Space” for our partners…
 
Part 1 of our coverage of this year's Oscar Best Picture nominees 00:02:04 - Minari 00:24:22 - The Trial of the Chicago 7 00:43:05 - The Father Also Discussed 01:06:40 - Belly 01:09:00 - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Ep 4 Next week, we will conclude with coverage of Promising Young Woman, Mank, and Nomadland. See episode 27 for our discussion …
 
After the last episdoe you now think "ok great, I'm doing my part, but what about my partner"? We asked many of you how your partner normally responds when you hold them accountable, and the answers were versions of: denial, defensiveness, withdrawing, being rude, or dismissive. If you don’t have an agreement about how you will hold each other acco…
 
Have you realized that you can be in a relationship, yet not be in a true partnership? It might seem like a simple word change but the experience can be radically different. You can be in a relationship yet still feel like a victim to your circumstances and your partner’s responses day to day. A true partnership is made up of two people who are acc…
 
We have finally reached the crossover of these two mighty titans. How does this climactic battle hold up? Also discussed 40:40 Painting With John 42:28 Maquette & It Takes Two 43:53 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier 49:43 The Five Fingers of Death 50:14 Kill Six Billion Demons Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/VagueZone Find out more at http…
 
You got into your relationship for one big reason… LOVE. More specifically to have the experience of being loved unconditionally by your partner. Yet this doesn’t always happen right? Especially when a woman's needs are not being met. Now does this mean something is wrong? No not at all. BUT it is a sign that one of 3 major needs of women are not b…
 
This episode might make you laugh out loud, but will also get you fired up to get rid of OLD energy in your life. It’s critical that you clear out energetic clutter in your environment, in your relationship, and in your habits. If you want to invite in anything NEW (more intimacy, more fun, more connection), you need to make space for it. Tune in t…
 
Complacency is that feeling of low energy and lack of engagement in a relationship. Do you or your partner ever have that sense in your marriage? This one will be a bit of a “gut check” for how you’ve been showing up for each other. Complacency can lead to feeling like "roommates" or just a general lack of aliveness and joy within the relationship.…
 
We’re sure you've had moments that you are not communicating well with your partner. All of us have then thought to ourselves, "why can't you communicate like I do"! But communication is not one-size-fits-all and you might have a different "Communication Personality Type" than your partner. [Side note- if you haven’t taken the Quiz to find out your…
 
We’re sure you've had moments that you are not communicating well with your partner. All of us have then thought to ourselves, "why can't you communicate like I do"! But communication is not one-size-fits-all and you might have a different "Communication Personality Type" than your partner. [Side note- if you haven’t taken the Quiz to find out your…
 
We’re sure you've had moments that you are not communicating well with your partner. All of us have then thought to ourselves, "why can't you communicate like I do"! But communication is not one-size-fits-all and you might have a different "Communication Personality Type" than your partner. [Side note- if you haven’t taken the Quiz to find out your…
 
We’re sure you've had moments that you are not communicating well with your partner. All of us have then thought to ourselves, "why can't you communicate like I do"! But communication is not one-size-fits-all and you might have a different "Communication Personality Type" than your partner. Side note: if you haven’t taken the Quiz to find out your …
 
The Argument Hangover book was released this week! Do you think you could write a book with your partner, what would that even take? Well let's dive into the behind the scenes of how we wrote this book together, where the ideas came from, who wrote each chapter, and any challenges that came up! The intention is to have some fun hearing about how th…
 
Challenges arise in every relationship and this is not something you have to try and change. It’s about whether you approach the challenges as a team or against each other. To have the best shot at staying on the same team, you need to be prepared before they show up. Then you will respond rather than react to them. Today’s podcast goes into 5 Root…
 
Toilet paper, the cost of rice, who changes the water dispenser more. These are just a few of the submissions we received from you all on IG about: the silliest things that have caused arguments. This will be an episode that you just chuckle and realize that we’re all human in relationships. We all have those moments where we’re fighting like it ma…
 
How good are you at managing your emotions as an argument begins? Do you recognize the emotion that you’re feeling, but still choose your words and actions consciously? Or do you find that your emotions (anger, sadness, etc) drive your words and actions that lead to disagreements escalating to the point of hurting your partner and the relationship?…
 
Life is on your side, even if you don’t always feel that way! We wanted to take 10 minutes to share the crazy, unexpected, miraculous story about how we got this book deal. Why? Because it provided a life lesson that we think will inspire you in any season. P.S. Did you order your copy of The Argument Hangover yet? It’s shipping in just a few days,…
 
You got into your relationship for one big reason… LOVE. More specifically to have the experience of being loved unconditionally by your partner. Yet this doesn’t always happen right? Especially for men to show up as, and express, unconditional love. Now does this mean something is wrong? No not at all. BUT it is a sign that one of 3 major needs of…
 
When your partner seems off somehow, do you ask them, “what’s wrong?” I know your desire is that they express themselves, but asking this question can only make them shut down more. Odd, right? So in today’s quick episode, I’ll chat with you about: Why asking “what’s wrong” has the opposite effect on your partner What to ask them instead if they se…
 
Being able to fully express yourself is one of the most important aspects of being in a relationship. This is what allows you to be known by and connected with your partner! This is what leads to a healthy and loving relationship. However there is one thing to this, that could have you be dependent on them for. It will also lead to diminishing your…
 
The Couples Workshop is coming up on February 21st, 2021. Save your seats before it passes. To get a bonus copy of The Argument Hangover with it, enter this code when you check out: podcast2021 Your relationship is meant to be about experiencing love and connection. As time passes, there is a subtle and sneaky thing that arises that blocks you from…
 
Healthy relationships consist of both time together and time apart. Which of course can feel much harder (and even more necessary) right now. Perhaps you’ve been needing some “alone time,” but haven’t expressed it to your partner. Or, you’ve mentioned it before, but no action was put in place so it’s a point of tension between you two now. In today…
 
Don’t get discouraged if your partner isn’t taking as much initiative. Or if you’re still running into challenges, even though you’re really trying to 'work on things'. This episode will give you the dose of perspective and the encouragement you need to keep staying on track in your relationship. Real quick, did you check out the 5 Day Couples Chal…
 
“You are being too sensitive, just get over it, that’s not what happened.”... Have you caught yourself or your partner saying things like that to each other? While you might say these from a seemingly innocent place, they do NOT lead to your partner feeling good, connected, or even validated. In this episode you will get: 6 phrases to never say to …
 
You have heard it said that your past is in the past, or some version of don't cry over spilled milk. So of course that means there is nothing you can do about it right? What if we told you that your past is not fixed? What if you could actually change your past? In relationships, it is the things that happen in the past (what your partner said or …
 
Small things in your relationship can be what build up and cause you to feel disconnected or upset with your partner. Of course when this happens there isn’t room for the love, connection, and happiness that you desire to experience. It could be things you say to yourself like: “Ugh, if they’d only pick up their socks, if only they’d stop being on …
 
Our happiness and motivation can’t be reliant on outside circumstances. Yes, times are crazy. But we have the ability to shift our focus and mood by our daily and weekly habits. In this episode with Jocelyn, you’ll hear: A story she’s barely ever told about breaking her back and spiraling down to depression Our daily and weekly habits we’ve been do…
 
Communication is not “one size fits all” and your partner might never communicate EXACTLY like you do. So you can stop trying to get them too! You can either fight against it when you get frustrated or you learn to flow with it for even more effective and connecting ways of communicating (no matter what circumstances or emotions come up). But guess…
 
Can this be true, do you really feel discouragement or difficulty in life and within your relationship? Absolutely. If you have listened to this podcast before, you know that the point is not to avoid these types of feelings or even talking about them with your partner. But it can feel difficult to shift out of this state even as an individual. Plu…
 
When your partner gets triggered, what do you do?... #1: Do you react back, get defensive, and it triggers an argument? #2: Or do you lovingly hold space and help them process what came up for them? Don’t feel guilty if you fell into the first category, as that is where most people fall into. We weren’t taught how to recognize and SUPPORT someone w…
 
I’m an assertive woman and Aaron tends to be more reserved. This used to lead to him feeling dominated or overpowered when communicating, even about seemingly simple matters. In this episode, I share simple but massively helpful shifts I made to still be myself (assertive), but to better work with his Communication Personality Type….a framework we …
 
When you bring up a challenging/hard conversation, does it tend to trigger defensiveness and lead to an unintended argument? You could have every intention of just trying to share how you feel and get to a positive solution, and STILL have it lead to a massive misunderstanding. You're not alone if this tends to happen in your relationship. In this …
 
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