Totally Married
231 - And Then There Were Four!

In this special episode, we are thrilled to share our joyful news of our baby boy, Otis, joining our family! We are over the moon with happiness and excited to share the story of his birth (born in the Volvo!) as well as how the first week has been and how having this sweet little angel in our family has been for each of us. We are filled with love and gratitude and sending that your way as well - Happy Holidays everyone!

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230 - Happy Happy Holidays, Laimeweds!

Happy Holidays Laimeweds! In our last episode before baby Stedman makes his debut (please, soon!) We discuss our newly formed Hanukkah traditions and our discount menorah. Then some good old fashioned gun regulation, shout outs to our generous listeners, and wedding etiquette, (hoorah!) before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about how to approach changing family holiday traditions that no longer fly, what to do about future in laws who seem disinterested and ungenerous when it comes to their son's upcoming wedding, how to tell your mother that you won't take her criticism/abuse when it comes to your love life, and lastly a big holiday question about navigating the choppy waters of a holiday grab bag gone wrong? Enjoy! 

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229 - I Thought About You!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss forgetfulness and giving Thanks before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to handle a friend's wedding gift giving snafu, what to do about a long term best friendship that continuously takes you for a ride, how to decide if having another child now makes sense financially and emotionally, and a huge question (listener input requested!) about letting go of past loves or do we all carry them with us? Enjoy!

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228 - Gobble Gobble!

Happy Thanksgiving Laimeweds!! We discuss our families Thanksgiving traditions as well as our individual journeys with the documentary "The True Cost"  and a fun drinking game called "power hour". Then we give our unqualified advice to listener questions about setting up boundaries with an ex- mother in law who is still in your kids' lives, whether or not to pursue an old flame who lives in Australia, what sort of audio - music/podcasts - to listen to during a road trip honeymoon, and how to handle a drama-seeking bat shit crazy future mother in law? Enjoy!

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227 - No Apologies!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss the brain fog that has officially rolled on in, as well as why they are both not into apologizing lately! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about navigating a new positive relationship while still dealing with a past, negative one, how to let go of a former best friend, what to do about a libido imbalance in a marriage, whether to let go of a relationship early to avoid potential future hurt, and lastly how to gain self confidence? Enjoy!

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226 - Emotional Transitions!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss coming off a week of emotional transitions and slates being wiped clean, plus the deceptive language in Elizabeth's giving birth prep! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about when and how to let certain friendships go, how to approach neighbors who don't keep the common spaces clean/functional, whether or not to give an ex a second chance after some immature behavior, what to do about an insensitive and pushy mother in law, and whether or not (and how) to be friends with an ex? Enjoy!

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225 - Nightmare On Halloween Sheets!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss their Hallow's Eve adventures plus Elizabeth's once a year nightmare - both literal (bathroom mirrors) and super literal. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about a boyfriend who puts his roommates first, how to we find personal creative fulfillment, how to navigate relationship strain after baby, and what are the do's and don'ts of making new friends etiquette as an adult? Enjoy!

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224 - Let's Get To Questions!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss their recent "boring" therapy session which is a good thing as well as a profound realization on Elizabeth's part to not judge a book by its cover when in comes to people in crisis. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to handle early morning barking dogs, how to address a coworker who's attitude needs an adjustment, whether or not to become a stay at home mom when an expensive education hang in the balance, how to select a bridal party, whether or not to move internationally when a baby's on the way and there's concern about an aging parent at home, how to heal from a terrible incident amongst family members that appears to have no hope for closure, and how to communicate with a husband who has a confounding response to asks for help? Enjoy!

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223 - The Night Man Runneth!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss their last week of work, local disturbing sightseeing, and Andy's new night routine, as well as make a few comments/corrections from last weeks episode. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about whether  a friend's irresponsibility over her pet is reason to un-friend, what the deal is with people who leave pee/poo on public toilet seats, what our thoughts are on missing the four seasons, how to handle a bridezilla when it's your own sister, and how to navigate a quarter life crisis! Enjoy!

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222 - To Head In The Sand Or Not To?

Elizabeth and Andy discuss the anxiety surrounding their neighbor's yard as well as the recent gun control swell and whether it's okay to opt out of political and social news. Then they give their super unqualified advice to listener questions about what to tell a gay relative who is coming out to his family, and how to handle a bridesmaid who clearly isn't the greatest friend? Enjoy!

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