Totally Married (kids, family)

Laimeweds, it's been a blast. Nearly seven years!! We've laughed, we've cried, we've ranted, we've unqualified advice'd and we shared the intimate stories of the births of our children. And it's all thanks to you--Thank you for the incredible memories, for supporting a marriage that is stronger thanks to these episodes and for helping us create this audio time capsule that we kind of hope our kids never listen to... We love you.

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss their big podcast news! (Check out their patreon for more! https://www.patreon.com/totallylaime) Then Elizabeth is FINALLY able to speak freely about the voiceover coach who assaulted her and at least 30 other women - Peter Rofe - now that he's been outted! Hooray!

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In this special anniversary episode (also, a very petite episode - sorry for the coughing!), Elizabeth and Andy reflect on their ten years of marriage and eight years of podcasting (!!!)

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Andy shares a story of a guy who faked it all the way to the top before he and Elizabeth give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to avoid chit chat with a coworker when you need to focus, to what degree and how to stay in a baby brother's life when his mom is estranged from you, how to deal with tension between in laws now that there's been a weird feeling regarding broken boundaries, and how to deal with sexualized clothing (or not sexualized) for our kids that makes you uncomfortable? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss past nicknames, why Andy stopped drinking brown liquor back in the day and the one way Elizabeth is annoying when she gets high. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about what to keep in mind when starting a podcast, and how to navigate shared car expenses when it comes to shared custody of teenage children? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss their joy for a friend's new baby and the special times in life where the world slows down. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how they made the intro songs for each episode, how to handle the guilt when quitting a job, and a specific question for Dr. Rosen Rosen about setting up electronic drums! Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss, in no particular order: her streak of sowing oats in '04 including the infamous marine one night stand and another less notable, VAPING, and how their NY resolutions are going. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to protect your kids from a grumpy and sexist old grandfather, how to navigate a limited wedding guest list with the  mother of the bride, and how to strengthen your connection with your long-distance siblings? Enjoy!

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Happy New Year!! Elizabeth and Andy discuss their 2018 resolutions, plus a big thank you and shout out to their awesome listeners. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about healing after a friend and coworker secretly packed heat on a business trip and how to repair the ambition/positivity divide in a marriage? Enjoy and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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Elizabeth and Andy reflect on the year, discuss why she thinks she was a man in a past life and then give their unqualified advice to listener questions about what to do about processing a past assault, how to deal with a Mother In Law who always steals your Christmas gift thunder, how to deal with a partner who is unwilling to pick up after himself or participate in family life? Also a fun update from a past listener who BOUNCED! See you in the New Year and Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss new schedules and the unsolvable mysteries of life before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about getting closure on a friendship that ended without your say, how to be supportive of your sister during her labor, and lastly a doozy about the emotional side of weight gain in marriage which leads to a long discussion about weight and bodies and all that jazz! Enjoy!

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Andy stumps Elizabeth with a hypothetical ethical question before a healthy political pocket and their unqualified answer to a listener question about whether or not it's okay to fantasize about an ex in order to keep the steam alive in your marriage? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy share their podcast future plans which involve this very podcast! (Not to worry, they aren't going anywhere) Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about dealing with a neighbor who is spreading ignorant rumors, how to judge a political representative based on their NRA rating, whether to buck a wedding tradition for your own principles or just go along with it to appease others, how to deal with a friend who is not self aware and tends to bad-mouth other friends, whether to bounce or not from a job that is draining (sorry for not fully answering this one! We got distracted!) and lastly, what to do about a boss who is making you uncomfortable and bordering on sexual harassment? Enjoy!

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Andy and Elizabeth discuss gratitude and some special "Dad" sightings this holiday season. Then they give their (still!) unqualified advice to listener questions about how to approach a major breach of trust in a relationship because of a seemingly very dumb lie, and where to get informed and trusted political guidance in order to ace those political debates and text your representatives. Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss family planning and Andy gives Elizabeth an early Christmas gift! Then, many political pockets later (haha) they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about a fiance who isn't budging on major life choices, how to navigate the subject of religion with a toddler, when you aren't religious, and how to proceed in a divorce with love and respect and well-being for your child first and foremost. Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss the recent doc that helped her feel that there is a god in this otherwise seemingly dumpster fire of an existence in Trumpland! An added bonus of discussion about sexual assault, and the recent scandals. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about whether or not to take depression meds during pregnancy, how to heal hurt feelings over a pregnancy reveal, and how to find a therapist who is effective when you have no time and no money? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth shares her good work news and talks about the thing that saved her anxious mind while waiting for the news (spoiler alert: It's OPRAH) Then she and Andy discuss the latex glove mystery of their week before giving their incredibly unqualified advice to listener questions about navigating a tumultuous family relationship especially in front of your kids, how to deal with roommates who agreed to the rules and are now rebelling against them, and how to cope with trying to conceive anxiety as well as baby-name differences? Enjoy!

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Happy Halloween Laimewads!! We start the episode with some excited news about future podcast plans! Then we discuss some spooky Hallow's eve stuff - pumpkins, mummies, ghosts, oh my!! We end with our answers to listener questions about dealing with ghosts, and how to deal with the horror of being a true blue democrat in a very red town - now that's terrifying! Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy follow up to her assault story from last week with a bananas update! Then they discuss the question on everyone's mind: how many garbage bins worth of refuse fit into a garbage truck? Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about getting closure from a friend who ghosted you in a time of need, and how to cope with mother-in-law directed rage? Enjoy!

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(TRIGGER WARNING) Elizabeth and Andy discuss their memorable experiences from Halloween to Ghosts, as well as a big, intense discussion about sexual assault and misogyny in Hollywood and beyond. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about whether or not it was childish to bounce from someone for forgetting a birthday, and if it's morally okay to move in with someone when finances play a role in the choice? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss the merits/pitfalls of the concept of faking it 'til you make it, as well as share stories of their attempts at it! After a (hopefully) positive political pocket, they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about what to do to help an alcoholic mother and also protect yourself, and how to navigate anti depressants while trying to conceive, through pregnancy and beyond? Enjoy!

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Today we discuss the art of meeting people where they are in life and why that's so effing difficult! Also, more discussion about lice! (Oy vay!) Then we answer one very thought-provoking listener question about how to address major depression in an older parent who would be resistant to the idea of therapy? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss Andy's likability factor, Elizabeth's inability to "read the room" and Andy's recent foray into carpentry. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to fit in sex after kids, at what age does nudity around kids become weird, how to break it to in laws that you are moving to be closer to the other grandparents, whether to bounce from a friend group who leaves you feeling less than qualified, and how to maintain a good relationship with a sister in law who constantly feels victimized or judged? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy make a spur of the moment decision to try instagram-live-ing this episode, so bear with them! They discuss butt itch, body image and new frontiers before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to be a supportive friend during the labor and delivery of your bestie's first child, whether or not a college degree is necessary to get into a career in writing, and what to do about a special relationship in which you suddenly get ghosted? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss their future podcasting endeavors as well as the moments in life that make them feel most content/present! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about dealing with an immature roommate who won't take responsibility for her actions, and how to navigate a parenting challenge with a partner who doesn't see eye to eye with you on what to do? Enjoy!

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Are humans inherently good? Are flies really not just mosquitos? Are tomatoes supposed to stay planted year round? These questions and more are posed by Elizabeth and andy and... not answered. They do, however give their unqualified advice to listener questions about a fun entry level DJ gift for your spouse, how to navigate a partner leaving you high and dry in order to serve those in need, and what to do about long term friendships that are not supportive of your marriage? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss stigmas in their many forms - weed! sex workers! self care! Then the stigmata continues as they discuss navigating conversation thresholds in an open marriage, and how to heal from an unspoken hurt after a botched proposal when the conversation is so loaded? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss the glorious Craigslist score they just made as well as a really sad story for Elizabeth vs. a sweet innocent bird. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to overcome ingrained body image issues to rock some lingerie, and a question about small talk etiquette in an office? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss weather emergencies, the fragility of life and how important the arts and inspiration is to humanity. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about what to do about a family pet that is suffering and acting aggressively, and how to navigate a marriage to someone who is a good guy at heart but a not so nice guy in the relationship? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss a recent harrowing social experience at Le Pain Quotidien as well as the new levels of hell for Elizabeth that is going to Ikea. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about coping with success jealousy in a serious relationship, how to navigate a difficult mother in law on behalf of your sister in law after having a baby, and how to deal with a brother in law who is a trash bag, potentially bordering on being an abusive one? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy are in their new house and it feels so good! They discuss Andy's upcoming short film about pooper scoopers as well as their vivid moving memories from childhood. No questions this week because they are lost somewhere in a sea of boxes! Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss the stresses of life, both self imposed and life imposed, as well as the need for self protection in this crazy world right now. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to know if you want a third child or not, and whether to listen to your biological clock or your mental health cues for when it's time to start trying?

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss their game night memories before sharing some sad news about a pet-friend, and their three year olds' beautiful interpretation of death. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to craft an amazing elopement/cityhall wedding, how to handle mom guilt regarding working as a mom versus working outside the home, and how to set up boundaries with overbearing relatives regarding pregnancy and beyond? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy start off what they later crown, "the worst podcast ever" by discussing multiple topics surrounding fast food and missed opportunities. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about Andy's knowledge of cults, whether to navigate different love languages or bounce, and how to turn a long distance relationship into a short distance relationship early on? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss the dismal state of affairs in the world, how to brand oneself for success and what their dream summer away would be! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to convince a boyfriend to move to LA for some fun when he's not interested, and how to get your partner to pitch in more with housework when the scales are tipped significantly in the other direction? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy celebrate their lucky 300 by sharing Elizabeth's most humiliating fantasy ever and Andy's very sweet hope for the future of this podcast! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to support a sister through divorce when you suspect she's the trashbag in the situation, how to navigate a cleaning person who broke something in your home without acknowledging it, how to rebuild trust in a marriage after a suspected betrayal, what the best way is to be politically active without having to make phone calls, and how to set boundaries with your pot dealing neighbor when you really love his bud? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy both have their own very important announcements to make today! Both have to do with good things coming to an end! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to form a good relationship with a future mother in law who is bad at boundaries, how to navigate a spouses friendship that seems toxic or negative, and if Elizabeth and Andy stand by their answer to the question of whether or not to have a third child? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss what it might take to get people to email back, and what it will take creatively and in careers to get that r-e-s-p-e-c-t! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to move forward without a toxic sister interfering in your life/marriage, how to be your own support system through a breakup from the person you would normally turn to in times of need, and how to put yourself out there to be open for dating but also how to be okay with being single for a while? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss their fave topic - autonomous cars - after Elizabeth got the inside scoop on a recent flight, as well as a very special "sign" she experienced on her trip back to St. Louis. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to support a sister when her relationship doesn't seem quite right, how to deflect a nosy and pushy mother in law, and how to navigate a tricky and hurtful friendship situation? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss the meaning of life, and their gratitude for the life roll of the dice they got before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to manage anxiety about relationships after some relationship PTSD, and how to dig deep to make major moves in creative work, if it's okay to let a friendship fade even if she's going to be a bridesmaid, and at what age do boys become grown ass men? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss the cliffhanger update on her recent LA facial experience, as well as their new documentary idea. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about what to do in Vegas if clubbin' (tm) ain't your thing, and how to navigate new life as an activist with a spouse who is not interested? Enjoy!

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Short but sweet! Elizabeth and Andy discuss the costs and cons of living a creative life in LA before giving their unqualified advice to a single listener question about how to move on from a long term relationship and breakup that blindsided you? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss a recent revelation they had both about her secrets and also her SECRET TO GREAT SKIN! (or maybe not) Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to be there for a struggling friends' kids, how to manage the micro frustrations of marriage and parenthood without making them macro, what to do about gifts from in laws that feel extremely loaded, how to adopt the right dog for a rambunctious family, and how to potentially forge a romantic path with someone who has been an important friend? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss her love language and how that definitely involved a surprise serenade by 311. Then they quickly dive into giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about setting boundaries and communication around sex without removing all the sexy, how to broach the subject of hurt feelings to a sibling regarding your child's birthday celebration (or lack thereof), how to navigate boundaries on social media with coworkers, how to know if you want kids or not and when is the right time to know, whether to include someone in your social circle who you do not like, how to learn to feel your feelings when you are depended upon to keep it all together, and lastly, how to set healthy boundaries with a toxic mother? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss the heroism of law enforcement, why Elon Musk might be slightly overrated in Elizabeth's opinion, and Andy's new awesome studio before giving their unqualified advice to a bunch of dog questions - how to navigate neighbors' whose kids won't leave your dog alone, what to do about spotting a dog locked in a car, and how to train a beagle to stop sniffing every person who passes. PLUS questions about getting a friend to stop coming to you with relationship crisis', how to support a partner who is falling into a dark depression, and how to be a great gift-giver like Andy? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss his experience as Juror number 5, humans as animals versus humans as god, and they form a loose pact to embark on a meditation journey together! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about whether to make plans to get out of a long distance relationship or move to the same city, how to navigate a tricky relationship with a new mother in law figure, how to get engaged in a non traditional way that will please the parents, and how to help a sister who is gunning for a champagne wedding on a beer budget? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy discuss Andy's recent Craigslist purchase and subsequent sale, whether or not to stain an Ikea purchase before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to get over a chronic crush, how to speak to and raise children around spirituality and religion, and how to broach the subject of becoming parents with a spouse who seems eternally reluctant? Enjoy! 

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285 - Very Unqualified Advice!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss whether or not they should keep discussing politics! Then they give their very unqualified advice to listener questions about finding a middle road with your husband who has a lower libido than you, how to move out from home and start your true life in a more accepting community, how to navigate becoming a vegetarian, and whether or not to return an item of jewelry that's not your style after being gifted by your mother in law? Enjoy!

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284 - How Do You Bounce Back?

Tough days in casa Rosen! Elizabeth and Andy discuss how to bounce back, a new "political pocket" and too many other things before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to navigate life after having an abusive mother, how to move on from a broken heart and a relationship ending with no closure, and whether "man-children" will grow up naturally or if there needs to be more inspiration to do so from their partner? Enjoy!

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283 - Visualizing For The Win!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss how visualization can set your mood straight before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to find better communication between stressed spouses, how to get on the same parenting page with your spouse, what to do about a long term friendship that has taken a turn after some disturbing family drama, and how to handle receiving and asking for creative feedback? Enjoy!

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282 - A Rough Start But Still In The Game!

Their baaaack! Elizabeth and Andy discuss why they went MIA for the beginning to 2017, and then discuss the state of the world, and how Elizabeth's inherent nosiness paid off recently before diving into listener questions about an inappropriate attempt at helping by a friend that needs to be shut down, how to voice your differing opinions to family members without creating conflict, and how to engage a partner in conversation or how to learn how to get each other to engage in a way that is meaningful to you both? Enjoy!

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281 - Merry Christmas And Bah Humbug?

Elizabeth and Andy discuss Christmas memories, and Chanukah traditions before perhaps the most offensive discussion of all time regarding the bible, which takes place on this very podcast! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about forging new holiday traditions with a new partner, how to navigate holidays after losing a loved one, whether to ask a coworker out now or when you are leaving the company in a few months, how to deal with a holiday tradition that your son isn't into, what to do about friendships that are in a different life phase than you, and what is the etiquette in this digital day in age for RSVPing? Enjoy!

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280 - Hand Washing Win!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss their differing hand washing styles as well as how germs thrive and how best to leave notes in your workplace to keep hands off your stuff! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about asking relatives to keep gifts to a reasonable amount for kids during the holidays, navigating having neighbors with very loud babies living above you, and how to deal with the suspicion that the guy you're falling for might be fibbing about having hooked up with an ex during the early days of dating? Enjoy!

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279 - Shark Tankin' 4 EVA!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss whether or not following your dreams is the right advice for everyone, and then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about whether to respond to a rude and personal FB message from an acquaintance, how to urge a friend to stop constantly complaining to you about her husband, how to participate in your husband's family relationship when you're never included, and how to deal with parents' visits when they are draining and hard to be around? Enjoy!

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278 - So Grateful For Hotels!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss Gratitude on the heels of Thanksgiving before giving their unqualified advice to a bunch of great listener questions about whether being fat is a deal breaker in a marriage, how to navigate a change of heart in a partner regarding becoming parents, whether or not to tell a current boyfriend that a friend is actually an ex, what to do to connect as a married couple before having children, how to get your husband to have your back in public, what to do about a boyfriend who is dragging his feet in the proposing department, and how to be there for your wife who is going through fertility treatments? Enjoy!

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276 - Turning Despair Into Action!

Elizabeth and Andy lick the wounds of the election and try to make heads or tails of this turn. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about negotiating parenting styles, how to find your sexuality in your twenties, and how to reconcile being a second favorite family to your in-laws? Enjoy!

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275 - Election EEEP!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss the election and why you should VOTE FOR HILLARY!! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to move forward in relationships with family members who support Trump, what to do about addressing questions regarding your sons development to best serve you and your son, and lastly, how offensive is using the term "my house" when it's actually "our house"? Enjoy!

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274 - Happy Halloweeny!

Happy Halloweeny Laimeweds! To kick things off we naturally discuss destiny, fate, and the meaning of life! Then we dive into at least one spooky story before giving our unqualified advice to listener questions about whether or not to vacation without children, how to navigate a negative mother in law living with you down the road, our thoughts on the "dimes from heaven" theory, how to support a friend who is having not great luck in the dating world, and how to say no to other people's kids? Enjoy!

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273 - Crate Diving!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss their #bujo updates, why Andy's trunk gives Elizabeth ulcers and the score Andy found while CRATE DIVING!! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about feeling like the gatekeeper for your friend's social life, what to do about a terrible ex boyfriend who is demanding you pay him $500 for what he spent on you while dating, how to navigate dealing with a terrible co-worker who makes getting work done difficult, and what to do about a boyfriend's bestie who is awful and you don't want to be around? Enjoy!

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272 - Let's Get Political!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss their recent run ins with neighbors that featured her big mouth and it not being able to stop on its own accord. Then they contemplate what's going on in the world - voting, misogyny, and where to draw the political line in the sand with people in your life who support Trump. Go Hillary! Enjoy!

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271 - Handy Andy!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss their recent revelations as to why Andy is really truly handy! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to navigate suspicions of theft towards your sister's boyfriend, and what to do about social media photos that make your partner uncomfortable? Enjoy!

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270 - Fun News And Thank You!

Elizabeth and Andy share their fun news and send a huge THANK YOU to all you listeners for all the support! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to have the happy wedding you want when there is family drama, whether E and A would have dated someone who was a porn star, how to move on from heartbreak, and whether or not to buy a gun to protect your family? Enjoy!

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269 - Be Present!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss anxiety dreams and the art of being present before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to address the heart of a weight problem, what's the deal with leasing a car, how to navigate a relationship with a man who is a father and isn't going "public" with your relationship, what to do about a friendship that ended without closure, and how to re-flame a sex life that is lagging due to schedules and stress? Enjoy!

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268 - East West Girls Are Best!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss her recent foray into the world of mind expansion as well as what they've been legitimately arguing about lately (hint: starts with Bu, ends with Jo). Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about attending twentieth highschool reunions with your significant other, whether or not to get a wedding gift for a friend who did not do the same for you, how they got their start podcasting and what equipment they use, whether or not to move forward with an ex friend coming to visit even though it might be weird, and how to address a small but important lie you've caught your boyfriend in? Enjoy!

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267 - What's Your I Love You Number?

Elizabeth and Andy discuss pitching, the #bujo saga and they even learn each others i love you numbers! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about reluctantly keeping a family secret from your husband, how to handle being a relationship with someone who in disinterested in pulling their financial weight, what to do about a boyfriend who is taking his sweet time saying I love you, what to do about a toxic friend and roommate, and lastly how to be supportive of a friend who is in denial about losing his mother? Enjoy!

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266 - Kinda Intense, Bro!

Trigger Warning - Elizabeth and Andy go deep and discuss listener questions about child sexual abuse, the merit (or non) of porn in a marriage, and whether or not to move out from under overbearing parents or not. Not before we dive deep into BULLET JOURNALS though! #BUJO4LYFE. Stay tuned for this kinda intense episode, eeep!

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265 - Nada Worry!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss the purpose of worry, Frasier and ego before giving their extremely unqualified advice to listener questions about a lack of sex drive at a young age, whether to stay in an unsupportive marriage with five kids, whether to intervene with an ex who is suffering from mental illness, whether to go through with a marriage to someone who seems increasingly selfish, and if it's normal to crave cuddling to an extent that it's affecting your relationships? Enjoy!

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263 - Defining Success!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss the big "E" = Ego! Plus, how we define success and why a letter to a third grader brought tears to Elizabeth's eyes. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to referee a mother and husband who do not get along and how much are we obligated to share about the skeletons in our closets when we start dating someone seriously? Enjoy!

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262 - Social Media Heave-Ho!

Andy tells Elizabeth about his social media epiphany and why he's going "lights out" before they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to navigate future in law visits who overstay their welcome, what to do about a terrible mother in law who has your husband on her side when it comes to your child, how to engage with dating now that you are older and wiser, what to do about requests for formal titles that feel weird, and how much energy should we put into righting the wrongs in our lives?

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261 - The Longest Running Totally Podcast!

Wow, 261 episodes! Elizabeth and Andy discuss Tony Robbins, people who reference "mentors" a lot, and the fragility of the human psyche. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about negotiating a wedding guest list with an overbearing future mother in law, what a nice way to memorialize a deceased parent at a wedding is, how to request privacy from neighbors who also happen to be your in laws, what to suggest to a depressed and sick mother in law to get her help, and how to explain why it's not appropriate for a spouse to have an emotionally intimate relationship with a friend of the opposite sex? Enjoy!

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260 - Product Enthusiasm!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss the recent addition to their food storage items which has sent Elizabeth into a tizzy of delight. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to see eye to eye with a spouse who doesn't understand where you are coming from, what to do about a relationship that is promising aside from major trust issues and untreated depression, how to break the news to your spouse that he's been picking his nose like crazy, and lastly what to do about the couple in your friend group who always requires you to bring the food? Enjoy!

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259 - Bug In Ear Fear!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss their lovely morning involving Andy's worst fear realized, but by Elizabeth. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about a brother in law who is riding the white horse, how to date a girl with a dog, what to do about some jealousy issues in an otherwise great relationship, what the end of show song means to E and A, and how to deal with a friend who takes forevahhhh to get ready? Enjoy!

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258 - Tending Towards Chaos!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss working towards dreams, feminism, defending what's right and how we can combat the chaos of the world - aka, politics, baby! Then they give their unqualified advice to a listener question about how to deal with a crush turned creepy? Enjoy!

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257 - Friendships Ahoy!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss the waxing and waning of important friendships before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about whether or not to reveal your more serious feelings to someone you are in a casual relationship with, how to give the brush off to an old boyfriend who keeps texting, and whether being a bridesmaid means you are not allowed to have a life? Enjoy!

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256 - Independence Interruption!

Happy Fourth of July Laimeweds! In today's (interrupted - blame it on le bebe!) episode, Andy and Elizabeth discuss fireworks memories, Dog vs. God and of course give their unqualified advice to listener questions about masturbation, past life regrets that haunt you, how to navigate "too busy" friendships, how to handle life when it deals several difficult blows, and how to find a great new therapist while breaking up with your current one? Enjoy!

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255 - People Be Cray!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss why a washed bottle goes a long way in their home these days! Then they give their unqualified advice to some MAJOR listener questions about whether or not disliking a future SIL makes you a trashbag, if it's worth it to take a leap of life and travel abroad when there are some big potential hurdles, how to move on and heal from a major betrayal of trust by your partner of fourteen years, whether or not to reach out to an ex in times of tragedy, and whether to remain in contact with a newly discovered birthfather who might be a total trashbag? Enjoy!

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254 - Happy Father's Day!

Elizabeth and Andy give our Laimedads a father's day shoutout before diving right into listener questions! They give their unqualified advice on how to handle a disrespectful sister in law, what to do about your sister who is marrying a guy you dislike immensely, how to set boundaries with a very opinionated future mother in law, and what to do about a spouse's secret donut ritual that just isn't sitting right? Enjoy!

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253 - Budget Set Up!

Elizabeth and Andy talk about their new foray into budgeting and food as well as a follow up discussion on the after life from last week's episode. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to navigate trust issues and low sex drive in a newish relationship, whether or not it's okay to unfollow (or block) family on Facebook, how to return things to a cheating asshole of an ex with the most impact, and how to handle it when your brother is including a person who has hurt you significantly to be a part of his wedding? Enjoy!

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Elizabeth and Andy change things up - their location that is! They podcast from the boudoir and so naturally discuss an urgent care trip, the after life and they ponder what the hell a kik account it. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to encourage your spouse to change their miserable work situation, whether or not to bounce from a friend who only takes, and how to find some empathy for a depressed spouse when it leave you doing all of the work? Enjoy!

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251 - The 2nd Kid Itch!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss how having a second kid has affected their marriage, why she thinks she's more influenced by his opinions than vice versa and why male OBGYN's do what they do! Then they give their unqualified advice to two listener questions about a husband not presenting child saftey concerns to his parents as a united front with his wife, and how to cope with losing your mother just as your are getting married and starting a family? Enjoy!

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250 - Joining The Cool Kids Club!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss their recent night out at the coolest place they've ever been and why getting d-runk isn't quite the same as it once was. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to know if dating someone is heading in a romantic direction or not, how to broach the touchy subject of frustratingly unbalanced division of labor in the household, how to share the news of a future marriage with an unstable father to your child, whether dudes pee through the pee hole of underwear or let it all out or any stop in between, and lastly, how to approach people to date when you are in an open marriage? Enjoy!

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249 - Spectacled Spectacle!

Wup wup! Andy's looking cool in his new specs! He and Elizabeth discuss the change in respect he's getting now that he's wearing glasses as well as the creativity lessons learned through Elizabeth's dance class. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to navigate opposite schedules in a relationship, how to have a conversation with your catholic father about his struggles with his son being gay, what to do about a best friend who constantly mispronounces words, how to let an ex know you no longer want him to text you, what to do about an office secret admirer who's turning creepy, and whether or not you can tell you best friend she's about to marry a trashbag? Enjoy!

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248 - Doctor, Doctor!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss the ol' snipparoo, our doctor's new payment policy and what book Elizabeth would read at Andy's funeral. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about whether or not to send delayed wedding gift thank you notes, if it's okay for a mother to tell her teenage daughter to lose weight, how to approach a coworker you have romantic feelings towards but can't get a read on, how to proceed in a friendship who believes your lifestyle is a sin, and what to say to a husband who is becoming annoyingly grope-y when boozing while you are pregnant? Enjoy!

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247 - The Story Of The Weeping Camel!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss some berry bar shenanigans as well as a few uplifting stories from this week before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about what to do about a best friend who has been making annoying comments about one's spending habits, whether or not to address the issue of sleeping in separate rooms with your boyfriend when staying at your parents' house, and lastly, a question about how to deal with negative feelings towards a sister in law who is very self centered? Enjoy!

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246 - RIP Purple One!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss the passing of Prince, annnnd go onto quite a journey about death (yikes!) Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to deal with an inhospitable (aka effin cray!) boyfriend's mother, how to navigate faking enthusiasm for a new niece/nephew when you're less than thrilled about the situation, what to do about a boyfriend who has a female friendship that makes you uncomfortable, and whether or not to can the comedy with two wet blankets or power on? Enjoy!

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245 - Happy Birthday Andy!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss his recent birthday festivities, and what it would take to make a real pipe dream come true before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to navigate a friendship that you want to turn into more, how to set phone boundaries with chatty friends, what mistakes/lessons have been learned from their entrepreneurial endeavors, how to have thoughtful communication in regards to difference in musical taste, and what to do about an awesome boyfriend who is a little too overweight for your taste? Enjoy!

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244 - Oh for Cough's Sake!

Sorry y'all, this episode gets off to a rocky start and cut short because of Andy's illness, but not until after giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to harness creativity and time management, how having a family changes your commitment to creativity, and lastly a great question about how to deal with your relationship with your father after finding out some very upsetting news about his past? Enjoy!

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243 - Tough Stuff!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss the recent stresses in their worlds plus the possibility of ghost activity and what Andy's discusses in therapy before giving their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to sensitively share your good pregnancy and life news with someone who is struggling in their own lives, what sort of parenting tools and items one should have on hand to prepare for a foster child, how to treat a selfish sister in law who is pregnant when you've been experience loss, and lastly how to heal from separating yourself from a dysfunctional family? Enjoy!

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242- The Ultimate Party Foul!

Andy and Elizabeth discuss his recent foray into party faux pas involving ham, as well as an update on tennis whites. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to be there for a friend from afar who is battling cancer, how to handle your beloved pet who has bitten someone but still wants to be out and about, how to navigate your feelings in a marriage when you've been betrayed, how to approach a spouse who has jealousy over a recent pay shift, how to navigate being the spouse of a depressive, whether or not to adopt a retired grey hound (yes!), how to deal with depression after a divorce, and how to handle a new boyfriend who seems like he has potential but is COMING IN HOT!? Enjoy!

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241 - Rage Of Fury!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss her recent foray into lunacy on their street with a woman wearing tennis whites. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about the fear of having married a trashbag, how to manage a boyfriend's roommate who wants to be the third wheel, a follow up question about the woman whose husband was working a secret job, when to say I Love You in a highly sexual relationship, what went wrong in a makeout session that ended in an unreturned text, and lastly how to feel comfortable with your husband's friends when you don't necessarily fit in? Enjoy!

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240 - The Urinal Bounce!

Andy and Elizabeth delve into the dirty worlds of dentistry as well as urinal use and oh yeah, cannibalism! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about the personal intimate lives of women vs. men, how to help your widowed mom with her relationship troubles in middle age, and how to break the news to your family with children that you're having a formal wedding that is child-free? Enjoy!

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239 - This Isn't Going To Work For Me!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss his new studio space and all the fun things the kids are doing these days that "isn't going to work for him" plus some stuff about, you know, space travel. Then they give their highly unqualified advice to listener questions about a rift in a friendship due to Donald Trump and what to do about feeling the need for sexual attention from other men when you are in a happy monogamous relationship? Enjoy!

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238 - What's The Deal With Priests?

Elizabeth and Andy dive into their (not so) deep questions about the priesthood and everything that comes with that line of work as well as discuss other friends whose careers have been surprising. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about what parts of parenthood should appeal to you before deciding to have kids, how to navigate family visits when your parents have four ill-behaved dogs, and how to navigate conflict in a relationship with an over-communicator? Enjoy!

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237 - Bummer City!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss the hypothetical - would you rather have the chance to re-do or re-live a week from your past or go on an all expenses paid vacation anywhere in the world in your present? Then, after a few sad stories involving Elizabeth's past pets, they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about how to cope with a tender heart in a world that feels so ugly sometimes and whether or not to continue giving life (wedding/baby) gifts to a friend who has not given you any life gifts? Enjoy!

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236 - What Is Love?

Happy post Valentine's Day! Andy and Elizabeth discuss V-day memories, what love is exactly, and why buttholes can also be loopholes. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about their stance on keeping cards over the years, how to break the news that you are moving to a mother who won't be thrilled, how to handle a high maintenance bridesmaid, and how to navigate the beginnings of creative collaboration? Enjoy!

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235 - Western Vs. Eastern Medicine!

Elizabeth does a quick recount of your awesome Amazon orders before she and Andy discuss their worldviews on Eastern versus Western medicine. Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about whether it's kosher to return gifts from your mother in law, if E and A consider themselves entrepreneurs at heart, what recommendations they have for some anti-anxiety, chill music, and lastly a question about navigating baby night wakings without killing your spouse. Enjoy!

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234 - Happy Eight Year Anniversary!

It's been eight glorious years so naturally Elizabeth and Andy discuss... vasectomy! And plants! And other stuff! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about discomfort with a boyfriend being facebook friends with an ex's family, a diabetic husband who's health kick might be slipping, how to cope with the heartbreak of a first love breakup, and what to do with a mother who guilt trips you for not visiting enough when she never visits you? Enjoy!

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233 - Livin' On A Prayer!

Elizabeth and Andy discuss prayer - the good, the bad, and the potentially really interesting thesis paper of it! Then they give their unqualified advice to listener questions about whether to pursue a crush who didn't reciprocate right away, a meta question about how we answer questions, how to navigate having a young relative staying with you without becoming a burden, how to keep sunday fundays fresh and fun when fertility is involved, how to dodge unwanted invitations from a creepy coworker, and how to heal a struggle in a marriage brought about by different emotional reactions to physical issues. Enjoy!

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232 - Back-ish From The Baby Haze!

Elizabeth and Andy are back after the baby haze and ready to try to discuss some stuff that is coherent! Then they give their ZANY unqualified advice to listener questions about whether or not to continue a friendship with someone if they are dating a racist, how to gracefully break up with someone, whether to have a big wedding to cater to dysfunctional family or elope, how to be in correspondence with a therapist that doesn't require talking out loud, what to do about a neighbor who smokes so much it makes your apartment smell, and lastly whether or not to take a dream job that would make a promising relationship a long distance relationship? Enjoy!

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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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