The Power of Premarital Counseling in Shaping Lasting Relationships

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Premarital counseling can drastically increase the success rate of any relationship. Listen to this episode to learn more.

In 2013, Casey and Meygan Caston founded Marriage365. After their own marital struggles, their aim was to strengthen other people’s marriages. They authored four books about building connections and developed online courses. In 2020, Marriage365 revamped its platform, growing to 10k members in 1.5 years, which inspired them to develop a mobile app to enhance user experience.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • How premarital counseling sets couples on a path to healthier marriages
  • Common misconceptions about counseling before marriage
  • The 6 keys of premarital counseling
  • Success stories of couples who had counseling before marriage
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Consensual Non-Monogamy

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How can consensual non-monogamy enhance a relationship? Candice Horbacz shares her thoughts in this episode!

Candice Horbacz has had quite a career trajectory, from a former adult entertainment performer, to an entrepreneur in the production and Web3 space, to an organizer of spiritual retreats centered on psychedelics and wellness. She’s a mother to two boys, a wife, and the podcast host of Chatting With Candice! Her mission is to inspire people to expand their curiosity, think independently, and not be afraid of our messiness.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • How Candice went from porn star to podcast host and health and wellness entrepreneur
  • What is consensual non-monogamy?
  • What are the benefits and how would someone practice consensual non-monogamy?
  • What are the dangers?
  • What are some other non-traditional relationship styles?
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Using Relationships for Personal and Spiritual Growth

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Relationships can be a path to personal and spiritual growth. My podcast guest, Dr. Susan Campbell, shows us how!

Susan Campbell, PhD, is a relationship coach who for over 50 years has been helping singles, couples, and professional teams communicate respectfully and responsibly. She is the author of Getting Real, Saying What’s Real, Five-Minute Relationship Repair, and The Couples Journey. She has been featured on CNN’s News Night, Good Morning America, The Dr. Dean Edell Show, and in Self magazine, New Woman, and Cosmopolitan. Susan also trains coaches and therapists throughout the United States and Europe. 

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • A radical approach to sharing yourself honestly with someone you’re just meeting
  • Why people are afraid to say what they really feel and want
  • Tips and practices for making truth-telling easier
  • If someone takes a risk and it doesn’t go well, how can they quickly recover their emotional equilibrium?
  • How to use dating and relationships for personal and spiritual growth
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How to Identify Financial Infidelity

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Have you heard of financial infidelity? Forensic accountant, Tracy Coenen, explains how to find hidden money in a divorce on today’s episode.

Tracy Coenen has been investigating fraud for more than 25 years, but she didn’t always want to be a forensic accountant. With a dream of one day being a prison warden, she went to college to get a degree in criminology. A class on financial crime investigations reminded her how much she loved Encyclopedia Brown books as a kid. As she continued her criminology degree, she added accounting and economics courses so she could become a CPA, and today, Tracy finds money in cases of corporate fraud, high net worth divorce, and other financial shenanigans.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • What is Financial Infidelity (or Financial Abuse) and How to Identify It
  • Red flags of financial fraud in Marriage
  • How to find hidden money in a divorce
  • The Divorce Money Guide and why it’s important
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How to Conquer Conflict in Relationships in Four Minutes

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Dr. Glenn and Phyllis Hill have developed a tool to help you conquer conflict in only four minutes. Listen to this helpful episode!

Dr Glenn and Phyllis Hill developed a tool to help conquer conflict in relationships in just four minutes. After experiencing 30 years of a painful marriage, Dr Glenn went back to school to become a marriage and family therapist and clinical sexologist.  He spent many years researching emotions and studying how the brain fires when we experience them, which led to developing the Connection Codes. Through using their unique system, couples who had signed divorce papers reunite, incomes double, health diagnosis is reversed, and sexless marriages experience joy in sex.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • What they thought marriage would be like, and what actually happened
  • The shift that helped their marriage survive and thrive
  • The tool they developed to help people connect deeply in their relationships
  • How we can stay connected   
  • How our brain uses emotion to connect us
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How to Make Tough Decisions

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If you struggle with making tough decisions, especially in your love life, use these five steps to help you make the right choices.

There are times when you’re faced with making tough decisions in your love life. “Should I stay or should I go?” “Should I speak up or let things go?” “Is this a true deal breaker or something I can live with?” Many of us let fear drive our decisions. We want to be absolutely certain we’re making the right choice, which can lead to indecision, second-guessing, or simply not choosing at all (which is a choice!). In this video, you’ll learn five steps to help you make the right choices for you.

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