Partnership Aligned

Partnership Aligned

When you're ready to do the inner work it takes to have the deepest of connections with your partner, this podcast will show you how. This show offers women a deep dive into the inner workings of a healthy, committed partnership. Elana Israel, Relationship and Intimacy Coach, plunges underneath the surface of everyday relationship challenges and tackles the underlying fears and pains that must be worked through in order to feel relaxed and aligned. Episodes will cover self-empowerment and authenticity, better communication, deeper intimacy and radical self-acceptance. The show will also examine how past relationships affect the present, handling difficult conversations, respectful fighting and spiritual tools that create powerful shifts. Elana has 10+ years’ background as a master’s level therapist and is a certified life coach. She also brings in her own experience and growth, sharing wisdom from both professional and personal involvement with these topics.


March 20, 2023 11 min

Are you living in emotional childhood or emotional adulthood?

Emotional Childhood means you blame your partner for how you feel. Emotional Adulthood means you take ownership of your own emotional state. 

So if you and your partner are just constantly REacting to each other, then this episode is for you!

Learning to be an emotional adult is absolute freedom! Imagine being able to regulate how you feel rega...

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Are you juggling dinner, bath time, cleaning the house and folding laundry while your partner does.... well nothing? This, of course, leads to resentment and frustration.

But have you ever really taken an objective look at what's going on here? Both you and your partner play a part in this dynamic.

On this episode, I interview Dr. Terri Bacow, psychologist and author, about her tips and solutions for the def...

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Do you get confused on how to set a boundary in a way that works? This is not something we were taught in school! But it is one of the most important skills we can learn.

Wording matters. Discernment matters. Tone matters.

So if you've been trying to get through to your partner about something you need from them - but to no avail - this episode is for you!

Hit play and join in the conversation w...

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Secure attachment is one of the hottest topics in relationships these days. But it's not actually about your relationship with your partner. The root of feeling secure in your relationship comes from feeling secure in yourself.

On today's episode, I go into some ways to work on feeling more secure both within yourself and in your relationship.

Hit play for some real talk about the science behind anxiety...

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More and more women are having affairs.

Today's guest interviewed thousands of them. Then she wrote a book about it.

Ever wonder the real reasons a married woman takes a lover?

Join me as I interview Susan Shapiro Barash on the decades of research she has conducted on marriage. Her latest book, A Passion for More, reveals intriguing information about why women have affairs and how they feel about i...

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One of the biggest concerns I hear is "I just don't want my kids growing up thinking that this is what a healthy relationship looks like."

It's true, what our kids witness and the dynamic we have with them will shape their adult relationships. 

This is not lost on me and I take this very seriously. Hit play to hear the three things that I'm teaching my very young son about relationships to...

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Do you tell your partner what turns you on? Do you even know what turns you on?

If you never feel like having sex and you see it as a chore, this episode is for you!

Hit play to hear me interview Julie Hilsen about how to incorporate sensuality into your life, fun and presence in the bedroom, and more connection with your partner.

Oh, and stop faking those orgasms. Find out why!

Who is Julie Hi...

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January 30, 2023 10 min

Valentines Day is right around the corner and this holiday can actually create a lot of stress for couples!

That's because romance means different things to different people.

On this episode, I talk about what romance REALLY is, how to bring it back into the relationship, and how to handle a lack of romance on your partner's side.

Hit play to hear a different perspective on Valentine's Da...

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Many women have expectations for marriage that simply aren't realistic. You will go through hard times. You will feel disconnected. And if you have kids, you will be sleep deprived!

But don't give up! There is a way to move through hard times that will bring you and your partner together and put you back on the same team.

Join me as I interview Melanie Shenberger as she tells her marriage story. She used...

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Do you feel resentful towards your partner? This is so common.

Most women feel resentment in marriage but very few women go through the process of releasing resentment.

Why should you? Well, it turns out there are all kinds of health benefits and quality of life increases.

This, of course, doesn't make it an easy task. Releasing resentment is a process, but it can be done.

Hit play to hear m...

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You love the family you've created with your partner... but sometimes you don't agree on how to parent the kids. Ok, maybe a lot of the time.

This is so common and it's very emotionally charged.  So what do you do about it?

Join me as I interview Amy Stone on the expectations, techniques and communication skills that go into handling parenting differences with your partner.

Who is Amy ston...

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Vulnerability is scary. You're afraid to be judged, criticized, exposed.

I understand. I used to struggle with this too. 

But did you know that without vulnerability, there is no intimacy in your relationship?

Hit play to learn about the science behind why vulnerability is so scary, the benefits that outweigh the risks, and how to start working on it. 

Free Guides:
FREE Masterclass: 5 Ways to Deep...

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December 26, 2022 12 min

I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. We should be working on ourselves all year long so that when New Year's comes up, we don't feel the urgency to make some external change on a deadline.

Today I'm challenging you to make 2023 the year that you go ALL IN on your marriage! I'll tell you exactly what's required internally and how to make the shift.

My vision for you is that...

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If you're ready to hear some truth, ready to do the work, ready to put your happiness and your marriage first... this episode is for you.

Karyn Seitz and her husband were completely disconnected. They were co-existing, barely having sex, and not communicating effectively.

She tried everything - therapy, reiki, yoga... you name it. Finally, she came across some mentors that helped her look inward for the ans...

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December 12, 2022 9 min

Communication is the common denominator among all marital issues. When you can master your communication skills, there is nothing you and your partner can't get through.

In this episode, I give you my top five communication tips. I also introduce you to a tool I use in my coaching program called conversation prompts. With these prompts, anything can be said because they promote humility and solution.


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Everyone is always talking about how important it is to have a healthy relationship. But how do you do it?

Where do you start? And what if your partner is not participating?

If you find yourself asking these question, this episode is for you.

Join me as I interview Harmony Woodington, Professional Expansion Specialist, as she tells us exactly what it takes to have a healthy relationship, on what led her t...

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I have many episodes helping you manage your own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors within your relationship.

But what about when your partner is just being an ass?

I get this question a lot so I wanted to address it here. Hit play to find out the best way to handle challenging situations and the mindset that will leave you feeling successful no matter how your partner is acting.

Mentioned on this episod...

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How do you connect with your partner? Did you know that there are seven points of connection? Join me as I interview Victoria Rader as she does a beautiful job of interweaving the spiritual concepts of love and connection with tangible exercises you can do with your partner TODAY.

Victoria Rader, Ph.D. Possibility Coach™, transformational speaker and founder of YU2SHINE empowers coaches, entrepreneurs, and people that see...

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On this episode, I get real personal and tell my scandalous marriage story. But more importantly, I share the lessons and wisdom that came out of it. 

I take you through my journey of finding myself in the midst of a toxic relationship and how it led me to leave my career as a therapist and become  an amazing Relationship Coach!

Free Guides:
FREE Masterclass: 5 Ways to Deepen the Connection with Your Partner


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Do you find yourself always regretting how you acted during an argument? You wanted to express yourself but you ended up just lashing out or not saying what you really wanted to say. 

Most women want to change how they react but don't know how.

In this episode, I give you my simple, clear 4-step process to staying calm during an argument with your partner. This is something you can implement TODAY!


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