The Speaking Treatment

The Speaking Treatment

A podcast about marriage, business, being married to a workaholic, dating your spouse, blending a family without (literally, figuratively, and intentionally) pureeing one of the children, step-parenting, virtual learning during Covid, keeping the spark closer to a forest fire, and everything in between.

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April 8, 2021 52 min

Everyone is a guru. Life coach. Influencer (Blech). Or how about this one, "Just do these XX steps and YOU can experience true happiness." 
Tai Lopez, anyone?
Anyone can "show" you how to do whatever it is you want to do but how many of them actually KNOW what it is that you want to do?
In this episode, Justin and Alex discuss the true secret to happiness, how to save $2,500 without making a guru $2,500 richer, and rev...

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Gather up your kids and listen to Justin and Alex read The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Pete the Cat, The Berenstain Bears and The Easter Story, and God Gave Us Easter. You'll also enjoy 4 children's Easter songs in this episode. 

Happy Easter from The Speaking Treatment Podcast, everyone!

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March 30, 2021 70 min

In 1993 Nike aired a commercial featuring Charles Barkley. In the commercial, Barkley honestly stated that he is not a role model. The commercial is still fiercely debated today with one side claiming that he is a role model because of his fame. Nike and Charles Barkley's perspective is that role models should come from the home.
Fast forward to March, 2021. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion give a grotesque performance of Cardi B...

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Young and inexperienced people can often be remarkably wise. 
Sometimes it's hard to get past everything you hear at the water cooler at work, from family, and in the media from other adults. Some of the most innocent and valuable advice comes from our own children. 
In this episode, Wyatt, 11, Baileigh, 9, Maxton, 7, and Maddox, 4, answer questions about what they believe make families and children happy.
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Justin and Alex had a rough couple of days and had to go back to what worked. Fundamentals and friendship. In this episode, Justin and Alex discuss how a man can change the physical relationship while also transforming the emotional relationship. Getting back to the fundamentals reminds you of what caused your relationship to flourish in the beginning. This marriage thing isn't rocket surgery.

DISCLAIMER: 
To our female listeners...

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Justin and Alex leave nothing out on the topic of social media and relationships. In this episode, they discuss the negative effects it can have on your relationship, how to be mindful of the time you dedicate to social media, give their opinion on what can be considered "micro-cheating," and even list the top cheating apps and explain their intended purpose. A lot of the information included on this show will blow your min...

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This show is a must listen! In this episode, Justin interviews Alexandra Grant about her experiences with The Baby Blues and the stigma behind it. Justin and Alex discuss the symptoms to watch out for and how to identify the symptoms, how to deal with each symptom individually,  how to support a spouse, child, friend, or relative that may be experiencing the symptoms, self-care, and the lack of reliable information available online...

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WE'RE BACK! In Justin and Alex's first show since having Jackson, the husband-wife duo discuss everything that has been going on since Jackson decided to make his somewhat premature debut. In this episode, The Speaking Treatment discusses Alex's recovery after having Jackson, the Baby Blues, using a safe word during a disagreement, how to reconnect with your spouse, and how to still have fun with your spouse even when t...

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October 19, 2020 15 min

On the show's first episode of Motivation Monday, Justin discusses why you shouldn't give up just because you failed, shares his business failures, and explains why LOSING is really LEARNING. 

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Justin and Alex have completely different co-parenting relationships with their exes. In this episode of The Speaking Treatment, Justin hands the mic over to Alex and she explains the frustrations of dealing with a co-parent who refuses to cooperate and gives some very valuable tips on how to cope with this unfortunate type of behavior while keeping the needs and best interest of the children the ultimate priority. 

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October 12, 2020 68 min

Justin is in the hot seat on The Speaking Treatment podcast. In the second episode of the two-part series, Alex asks Justin what men look for in women. And his answers may surprise you. For example, it isn't always sex. Justin answers questions such as, "What is going through a man's mind during a date," "What are the little things that women should do more of," and he goes off about men who think they don&#...

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In The Speaking Treatment's first episode of the business series, Justin and Alex discuss how to get reliable people to join your team, how to create engaging content to generate likes and comments on your social media posts, which type of content to stay away from, how to build rapport, and close the deal. If what you've been doing isn't working, listen in to unlearn the "MLM Mentality." 

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In this episode Justin figures out how he managed to get a wife that is so smokin' hot. As Alex explains, there are many different traits that women look for in a man. From walking in the door of the restaurant for the first date to walking down the aisle, Justin and Alex discuss which male qualities can determine whether he gets a second date, the current date is extended, or he finds himself alone, crying, while listening to ...

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September 30, 2020 45 min

Have you ever wondered what the common denominator is in almost every divorce? Communication. In this episode, Justin and Alexandra break down the top five causes of divorce, explain how and why communication is essential, how to communicate effectively, and share some of their own personal stories of communication methods that work for them and which ones that left someone sleeping on the couch. 

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