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The Relationship School Podcast

Learn street level, practical tools to have better relationships from a real dude who is a solid husband and father. Jayson Gaddis, founder of The Relationship School, interviews couples, experts, neuroscientists, therapists, coaches, and everyday people to help you have the best relationships possible. Watch your long-term partnerships, family relationships, friendships, and work relationships get better. Jayson offers a fun action step at the end of each episode. Let's do this people! Let's learn how to love bigger! The world needs it.
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Jul 28, 2021

Marriage and relationships require give and take on both sides. But what if you feel like you’re giving a lot more than your partner is—or vice versa? How do you get past the conflict and competition aspects of a relationship and reach a place where you can experience a balanced, more fulfilled relationship? Check out this week’s episode where I talk to Nate Klemp, author and marriage anthropologist, who has some great things to say.

 

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Jul 21, 2021

Navigating money fears in relationships can be a big source of conflict, but finance guru Garrett Gunderson has tons of knowledge to help. As with anything in life, balance is key. In this week’s episode, Garrett and I talk about finding that balance and following a path of growth by learning from your past. Mindset is a great place to start, and Garrett shows how balancing your mindset can affect every area of your life, including your finances. Check out the episode.

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Jul 14, 2021

As men, we sometimes aren’t sure how to show love for our partners in a way that makes them feel loved. We stick with what’s comfortable for us. Check out today’s podcast episode for one mindset shift to help men show love and care to that special person.

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Jul 8, 2021

If you’re a parent, you know that bringing a new human into your life is a drastic change. It can be difficult to maintain a balance with your own needs, the needs of your partner, and the needs of your baby, especially for the first few years. If you and your partner aren’t prepared, it can also be problematic for the parent-child relationship. Listen as I talk with Dr. Stan Tatkin and Kara Hoppe about how better partners make better parents, their new book Baby Bomb, and how learning to be interdependent creates a safe and healthy relationship “cushion” for the whole family.

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Jul 1, 2021

Spiritual growth and relational growth are both important to experience. But where do the two intersect? It can be difficult to bring your experience and discomfort into a relationship as it is; how do two people learn to do this as a unit? In this episode, my wife, Ellen, and I discuss the reason individual spiritual work can’t always fix relational problems and how to keep from getting stuck as a couple.

 

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Jun 23, 2021

Where do power and pleasure overlap in a relationship—or do they? Both power and pleasure can have negative connotations, but as coach Shana James and I discuss, feeling empowered in a relationship can lead to pleasure for you and your partner. Learn how knowing yourself and being in touch with your body can actually provide more pleasure for your partner, both in and out of the bedroom. 

 

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Jun 16, 2021

Spiritual well-being can be an amazing thing…

But is it stunting your personal growth?

This week, Psychotherapist Robert Masters and I talk about the dangers of spiritual bypassing, and why it’s so prevalent in today’s wellness culture.

To learn more about spiritual bypassing, and how you can avoid it, tune into my recent podcast.

 

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Jun 9, 2021

Have you ever watched parents and wondered “WTF is going on there?” 

Lol. Me too. 

My wife and I do our best to try to help parents be a team. It can be very hard, especially when it’s often a “divide and conquer” approach due to our busy lives. I get it. there’s a place for that. 

But many parents fall into “roles” and traps inside their marriage. 

In this episode we cover one of the biggest traps many parents fall into, and what to do about it. 

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Jun 1, 2021

Do you feel lost when it comes to healing family issues or dealing with a resistant partner?

This week’s episode features Annie Lalla, a podcast fave, and we discuss these issues plus the dojo of partnership, spiritual narcissism, channeling conflict into growth, and more. Annie has done some deep healing with her family, so she’s got a wealth of wisdom to share. You won’t want to miss this! 

Check out the episode here.

May 26, 2021

How much intimacy can you tolerate? 

To dig into this and understand what you might be avoiding, listen to this short ten minute podcast.

https://www.jaysongaddis.com/how-much-intimacy-can-you-tolerate/

May 20, 2021

There‘s one mistake I see many parents make. They try to shield their kids from any challenge & failure. But as a consequence, they never learn to deal with frustration and give up at the slightest sign of resistance instead.

In this week‘s episode, teacher, author, and parenting expert Jessica Lahey joins me in a deep discussion about parenting. How can we make kids succeed? Why is intrinsic motivation so important? And what is Jessica‘s number one advice for parents?

If you‘re curious to find out, listen here.

 

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May 12, 2021

Do you really know yourself?

Being self-aware is essential to unfold your full potential and make the right decisions in life.  

In this week's episode, Erin Claire Jones and I talk about what human design is and how it can help you on your journey to achieve strong, meaningful relationships.

If you're curious to find out what Erin has to say and want to deepen your self-awareness, listen here.

 

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May 5, 2021

In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Tina Bryson on how to take back the power in your relationship with your child by setting boundaries. Dr. Bryson explains resilience comes from not bailing your child out when things aren’t going their way. It’s better to go through that difficult moment with them. If you want to have a game plan for your child’s next tantrum, this episode is for you.4:15 Introducing Tina Payne Bryson and her new book.

Shownotes:

  • 4:15 Introducing Tina Payne Bryson and her new book
  • 9:50 The ambiguity of good parenting practices
  • 16:25 Interesting facts for parents to keep in mind
  • 23:30 Attachment parenting
  • 37:10 Children spending time on screens and isolating themselves
  • 48:40 Is there a spectrum for secure attachment?
  • 56:35 Advice for single parents to support their children in difficult times
  • 1:03:20 Action Step

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Apr 28, 2021

Have you ever found yourself putting on a mask to fit in? Were you afraid others might notice and call you out? If so, you‘ve experienced Impostor Syndrome – the fear of being exposed as someone you‘re not, just like an impostor.

In this week‘s episode, you‘ll learn why we experience it, what it means for your relationships and how you can start overcoming it today with the Two-Step Action Plan.

If you‘ve suffered from Impostor Syndrome (or still do), this is life-changing for you. Take a listen.

 

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Apr 21, 2021

How do you set healthy boundaries? Boundaries are essential to draw a clear line between what‘s ok for you and what‘s not. Without them, you‘ll sooner or later end up feeling exhausted, hurt, or even resentful towards your partner. In this week‘s episode, I talk with licensed psychotherapist and author Terri Cole about codependency and how you can overcome it by being a „boundary boss“. If you want to find out, listen here.

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  • 4:00 The relationship between codependency and boundaries
  • 8:40 High-functioning codependency vs regular codependency
  • 11:20 The cost of high-functioning codependency
  • 20:10 Codependent Relationship dynamics
  • 26:20 How to overcome codependency by setting boundaries
  • 35:40 Action Step

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Apr 14, 2021

Have you ever wanted to say something, but decided not to say it because you were afraid to?

This week’s podcast features Kimberly Ann Johnson, we’ll talk about how to own our own space as people and learn to communicate better. We also talk about how our physiology affects our connections and reactions to things in relationships especially with things that cause conflict.  

Lots of deep stuff here take a listen!

Shownotes: 

  • 5:35 The predator-prey dynamic
  • 16:25 A healthy predator role for women
  • 21:25 How our genders are perceived around these dynamics.
  • 34:40 The unhealthy side of the predator
  • 41:35 How to get in touch with your healthy predator
  • 52:35 Final Advice
  • 54:15 Action Step

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Apr 7, 2021

Have you found yourself feeling completely disconnected from meaning in your life? If so, you definitely need to check out this week’s podcast. It’s all about finding meaning in your life through relationships.

There’s meaning in conflict, suffering, and just about every experience you have. Take a listen.

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Mar 31, 2021

How can you get back together with your partner after breaking up? 

As you will discover in the podcast, getting back together with your partner as a team takes commitment, honesty, and a sincere willingness to communicate without placing blame. 

If you want to know how to get back together after a breakup as a team, go ahead and take a listen.

Shownotes:

  • 0:00 Introduction Mark Groves and Kylie McBeath
  • 4:45: Explaining the reasons that caused their breakup.
  • 12:45 Deciding to break up and how to do it.
  • 18:00 Carrying issues from one relationship to another.
  • 28:05 The evolution of their attachment dynamics
  • 42:30 The process of reconciliation to get back together.
  • 53:50 Final advice.
  • 58:10 Action Step

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Mar 24, 2021

Did you know there are only 5 types of fights you can have in your relationship?

The causes for them are more deeply rooted than you think… It’s true - if you want to be successful in your relationship you need to know how to identify them and work through them with your partner. In this episode, I explain the 5 most common types of arguments couples have and how to overcome them. If you want to restore peace in your relationship this episode is for you.

 

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Mar 17, 2021

Are you aware of all the benefits meditation provides—both for yourself and for your relationships?

This week, I talk with meditation teacher and author Sharon Salzberg about all the impacts of being with, loving, and being aware of yourself.

With 47 years of study and experience, Sharon shares from her wealth of knowledge with me, and it’s very enlightening. You’ll want to hear what she has to say. 

Shownotes

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 10:00 Launching her own meditation trainings
  • 14:32 Learning to be with oneself
  • 19:55 What’s the purpose of meditation?
  • 28:25 Learning about self-love
  • 32:20 Is it necessary to love yourself before getting into a relationship?
  • 35:45 When meditation can help and when it’s necessary to get external help
  • 41:05 Recognizing and dealing with stress and self-judgment
  • 46:15 The importance of your commitment to meditation

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Mar 10, 2021

This week, Devorah Heitner and I talk about kids, privacy, and screen time. Especially during the pandemic, it’s important to find a balance between getting things done, connecting with others, staying creative...and not going overboard digitally. Finding that balance is difficult enough for adults in this “new normal,” and we have to think about kids as well. As someone who has done a lot of research in this area, Devorah can provide great insights and tips, so you won’t want to miss this episode.

Shownotes:

  • 0:00 Introduction to Devorah Heitner, Ph.D.
  • 6:05 Problems with how young people use social media
  • 19:20 Boredom and using devices to avoid dealing with some emotions
  • 25:20 Screen time is not the only thing to worry about with your kids
  • 33:50 Is there an appropriate age to give a kid a phone?
  • 38:55 Useful resources on Devorah’s book
  • 40:15 Sharing pictures or videos of your kids on social media
  • 46:10 Action step

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Mar 3, 2021

Did you know there are only two ways to end a relationship? It’s true—just two. And whether you’re the one initiating the ending or you’re the receiver of the break, the way you handle it can reveal a lot about the person you are. In this week’s podcast, I discuss the best ways to deal with a relationship’s end, plus some ways to reframe the situation into something that can help you in the future.

This applies to any relationships: work or business, friendships, teams...it doesn’t have to be your partnership.

If you’d like to know what can help you avoid disastrous relationship endings, take a listen.

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Feb 23, 2021

This week, a very close friend Keith Kurlander joins me in a very inspiring discussion on mental health and overcoming mental illness.

His story is beyond incredible. Seriously.

I’ve actually never met anyone that has overcome mental illness so successfully. Keith is a true warrior.

And, he’s a solid guide for others too. If you or someone you know struggles with mental health issues, this is a must-listen.

Shownotes:

  • 0:00 Introduction and life story: Keith Kurlander
  • 11:05 The impact of medications on the treatment of mental illness
  • 12:55 Finding ways to help yourself by practicing spirituality
  • 17:40 What triggered Keith to work on his mental health
  • 23:25 How Keith’s life was affected by his mental health
  • 26:45 Using Ayahuasca as an experimental treatment
  • 35:05 Useful treatments for mental health
  • 39:25 How relationships can help you overcome mental illnesses
    43:45 Ketogenic diet in a nutshell
  • 45:00 Understanding your own mental heath
  • 51:35 How being aligned with your life’s purpose helps you balance your life
  • 59:05 Action Step

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Feb 16, 2021

In this week’s podcast, my wife Ellen and I answer a common question:
What do we do with this person who is saying they don't need anything?

We posted a short video on this, and it received so many comments we thought we’d elaborate. Listen in as we unpack this question and give you tips on what to do.

 

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Feb 10, 2021

Ever wonder what our Relationship Coach Training (RCT) students go through to become relationship coaches? Curious to know what you can gain from taking RCT?

In this week’s podcast, seven RCT students, who are halfway through the course, share their personal experiences and offer insight about their journeys in becoming a relationship coach.

During this conversation, I felt my heart expand many times. It’s so incredible what these students are experiencing. This group is pretty dynamic as they all come from different walks of life and career backgrounds.

I asked them some questions on how the RCT course has helped them with their current relationships and parenting, how it influenced their self-growth and what their aspirations are after they finish the course and become relationship coaches.

We got into a very candid conversation that you do not want to miss. Here’s one of the other questions I asked them:

What is your biggest takeaway so far in this course?

If you want to know the answer to this question and curious to learn what this group of RCT students is gaining from the course, I invite you to listen to the podcast.

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