Modern Relationships With Allen Wagner

Modern Relationships With Allen Wagner

Modern take on relationships in 2022. Hosted by Allen Wagner, a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been a top couples counselor and relationship coach in Los Angeles for almost 20 years. He has co-authored the book, Married Roommates, and has been featured in numerous national publications and media.

Episodes

June 24, 2022 20 min
This episode addresses the ways people have difficulty in the adjustments of being in a serious relationship, marriage or family. It looks at how much time we put into our friends, or hobbies, or our careers, and how we can find the compromises and balance. It addresses the importance of putting in effort in planning and the ways this is connected to value.
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This episode addresses the aftermath of a separation or divorce, and the work a person has to do to rebuild themselves and get back to the person they used to be. Gaining insight into the things that went wrong, and also the things we silently allowed that left us feeling lonely or unseen. Making sure we are ready when we interact with others emotionally, and that we understand what we need and how to communicate that and look for ...
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This episode addresses parenting values and ways couples can co-parent either together or apart. This episode also addresses new partners, and roles they will play. It talks about the importance of modeling, and doing what we say. It also addresses communication and making sure everybody is on the same page and consistent regarding what they are trying to achieve. It takes a lot to raise a human, and it’s important that to make it ...
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This episode address is the difficulty of separation and divorce, and the impact emotion and hurt can have on this. It discusses the financial implications as well as the emotional implications, especially as it relates to kids. There are healthy ways two people can separate without financial devastation and impacting trust in a family.
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This episode focuses on how unique we are as individuals and the differences in partnerships in how we show love. It’s important to understand what makes us happy because we can’t teach our partners if we don’t know. If there are things that make us happy we have to gain insight into how to increase those things and make our partners aware. It is important to reinforce the efforts that are leading us to happiness if we want to incr...
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This episode address is the roommate like dynamic that can evolve, and the many factors that can lead a couple to a marked decrease in their sex lives. It offers solutions and tips to make changes from the norm, and offers ways couples can get back on track.
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This episode addresses the difficulties couples face when communication becomes defensive. When people have difficulty discussing larger issues, and escalation occurs, a person can become reactive quickly and the outcome that the partner wanted can turn into multiple problems being verbalized about the relationship.
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This episode addresses blended families. Dating is hard in general, but dating with kids is far more complicated. People often want to know when is the right time to introduce kids to their partner, and this episode explores the difficulties people face but also positive things they can do to make this transition more successful and build more cohesive relationships. There are a lot of factors that will determine the goal a couple ...
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This episode address is common difficulties couples face at times in their relationships. It highlights a few areas where couples often struggle, and provides tools and tactics for couples to get ahead of predictable obstacles and to build a more positive relationship that is fun, evolving, and incorporates the values and culture they are looking to create.
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This episode addresses shifts that have gone on in parenting approaches over the last couple of decades. People have moved further and further in the direction of allowing their children to lead their lives. While it is important to be a great parent, and to meet the needs of our children, it is also important that it does not come at the expense of teaching, and a persons own happiness and individuality. There is always a happy me...
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This episode addresses ways couples either fill their time with unsatisfying and unemotional communication or barriers that they may have in being open with one another based on past failed attempts or potentially devaluing communication that may have occurred in the past. It’s important to look for the good first as it allows people to be less defensive in changing habits. Habits and routines develop over time but they can always ...
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This episode addresses issues couple’s face when they are not open in discussing finances and don’t have a plan on how to be more transparent. More and more couples are finding themselves at a point where they want to separate but realize they are not financially independent to even acquire a lawyer to file. For a couples that are happy, this is a great way for them to get ahead of future problems and also put themselves in a good ...
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This episode address is ways couples can be proactive and identifying the things they want and what will ultimately make them happy in their careers, relationships and lives. It talks about the ways we have to build together to achieve larger outcomes and establish with those outcomes are with one another. Anything done last minute, tends to be low quality and usually overpriced. Couples who strategize always have things to look fo...
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This podcast addresses the damage conflict in front of children can have. It discusses the origin of why people are the way they are and what is normal, but also gives tools to help and support one another and avoid disrespect or a good cop bad cop dynamic. Conflicts in front of kids, can hurt a person at their core of value and lead to a loss of respect in the relationship.
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This episode addresses boundaries that can impact relationships. Whether it is our families, our friends, our jobs, or sometimes the ways our partners interact within the systems. Every person is different and has different things that make them feel safe or unsafe. It’s important to have conversations without judgment with your partner and understand that they are not the same as you and may have different experiences. Not everybo...
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This episode deals with the impact of mental health and substance abuse on relationships, and the difficulty when there is a partner who is suffering but unwilling to seek help or make changes. It can leave the other partner alone.
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This episode addresses destructive habits that accrue over time in a relationship that can lead to a disconnect, loss of respect, and leave a person questioning whether or not they want to stay married if this is the life they will be living.
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This episode focuses on ways people can have fun as adults and play together. It’s easy to get caught up in the world of Adulting and forget that it’s important that we have the things in our lives that make us smile and laugh. As our lives expand couples tend to be silly less and less.
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This episode address is long standing resentments couples have with one another over different issues. It talks about the origins, as well as ways it impacts the present. Encouraging communication and repair, and finding better ways to move on and validate and respect one another.
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This episode deals with the changes people go through as they get married and have children and ways that it impacts their life. There is a lot of things that are normal and unchangeable, but it helps people to explore alternative ways to handle all the stresses and how organization can reduce anxiety and improve trust.
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