Episode 71: Cultural Traumas, MeToo, and School Shootings

February 19, 2018

Jackie and Jon continue the series on families and the things that impact how we relate and interact with one another.  Every family is part of a larger cultural context which influences attitudes, beliefs, and relationships within that family.  We talk about current cultural traumas like sexual assault and misconduct and mass shootings.


Episode 70: “Little t’s” in the Family Tree

February 12, 2018

Jon and Jackie add another part to their series on family of origin and how we are shaped by the people we grow up with.  In this episode, we explore how the seemingly small things can add up to have a big impact- positively and negatively.  Listen to learn how you can become more resilient to "little t" traumas.


Episode 69: When What Needed to Happen Didn’t

February 5, 2018
Jackie and Jon continue their series on Family of Origin by exploring what didn't happen- or neglect.  Neglect comes in all shapes and sizes, on an extreme end, it is very noticeable.  For many of us, it is less noticeable but still leaves painful scars.  We explore different forms of neglect, the ways it shows up in adulthood, and the messages we internalize when what is isn't enough.

Episode 68: The Story Started Before You Did.

January 29, 2018
Jackie and Jon start a new series on Family of Origin and its impacts on you.  So much happens immediately and subtly within families that shapes how we feel, who we are, and the relationships we seek out.

Episode 55: Out of the Dog House with Rob Weiss

January 22, 2018
*This episode is marked explicit because it does contain references to human sexuality and words that some might find offensive- we find that the material is still relevant to our audience and sometimes these topics are best served in frank, adult conversations*
Jon and Jackie welcome Rob Weiss (@robweissmsw) to the podcast.  Rob is an accomplished author, therapist, and advocate for sex addicts in recovery.  Today we talk to Rob about his newest book Out of the Dog House: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating.  Our conversation explores the experience of the spouse who has been cheated on as well as the experience of the person who has done the cheating including what happens for both at discovery/disclosure, initial steps to take for stabilization, and changes and growth that can happen in a relationship post-infidelity.
You can find Rob at www.robertweissmsw.com

Episode 67: Money, Power, and Sex with Deb Kaplan

January 15, 2018


We sit down with Deb Kaplan, author of "For Love and Money: Exploring Sexual and Financial Betrayal in Relationships" and a leading expert in issues related to sex and money.  Few people can break down these big, difficult issues like Deb can to help individuals and couples come out from under the stifling beliefs about sex and money.
Deb's website is www.debrakaplancounseling.com, and you can get her book here: http://debrakaplancounseling.com/book-for-love-and-money/  you can reach her directly at info@debrakaplancounseling.com
Deb also mentioned a series of articles in the New Yorker by Ronan Farrow- you can link to those articles here:

Episode 66: Sexism: Part 2

January 8, 2018


Jon and Jackie revisit their last solo show- where they started talking about sexism and each of our roles in continuing the conversation about it.  Jackie and Jon share personal stories and experiences that highlight how ingrained those ways of thinking and acting are.  It's all around us- like water to a fish.

Episode 65: Catching up with Carver

January 4, 2018
We are excited to share with you our conversation with Carver Brown.  You will recognize Carver's name as we have referenced him multiple times in different episodes. We finally caught up with Carver for a meaningful conversation about recovery basics and the magic that happens as we work the steps.
To learn more about the work Carver is doing for those entering the rooms of recovery, check out his FB page:    

Episode 64: “Me Too” with Alex Katehakis

December 18, 2017

This topic has started a national conversation for people in all walks of life.  Jackie and Jon sit down with Alex Katehakis, founder of the Center for Healthy Sex in LA (centerforhealthysex.com) to talk about the months of allegations of sexual misconduct in the news the last few months.  This is a moment in our national dialogue that pricks the sex addicts and partners of sex addicts that we work with.


Episode 63: Reducing Unnecessary Suffering with Honor Ashbaugh, MD, CSAT

December 11, 2017


Honor Ashbaugh is an internal medicine physician and a licensed therapist.  She brings her expertise to Thanks for Sharing to talk about anxiety, depression, and sleep problems as they relate to partners who have suffered intimate betrayal.  
Honor and a colleague are starting 6-day intensives for people who have suffered intimate betrayal.  You can link to the work she is doing at www.restorationstherapycenter.com.