Totally Married (kids, family)
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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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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